Class Information

Winter Term Begins Soon!

Winter Classes begin the week of January 23rd. Our classes feature 3–hour sessions, weekly demonstrations, small class sizes, 9–week semesters with open studio time, and an ever–changing curriculum designed to create an exciting learning environment. Space is limited and classes will sell out.

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What We Offer

Berman Ceramic Arts offers diverse and thorough courses that range from the beginner's "Introduction to Ceramics" to intermediate and advanced classes where hand–built and wheel thrown pottery and abstract and figurative sculpture are created.

The school is completely equipped with lots of potter's wheels, gas kilns from small to walk–in electric kilns, a Raku kiln, slab rollers, an extruder, spray equipment — and plenty of room to spread out and work. The large variety of cone 10 clays and wide assortment of high and low fire glazes provide unlimited avenues of expression.

Tuition

Tuition is $425.00. Clay, firing and tools are extra. This includes 9 sessions and meets once a week for 3 hours. In addition, studio time is available on Thursdays from 2–5 pm and Saturdays from 10 am–1 pm.

2023 Winter Class Descriptions & Registration

Class Instructor Day / Time First – Last PayPal Sign up
Introduction to Ceramics & Raku Firing Kylie Ruan Mon / 6–9 pm 1/23 - 3/20
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This class is for the complete beginning and intermediate student. The small class size enables us to focus on the basic techniques for working with clay by hand building and on the potter's wheel. The weekly demonstrations and hands on assistance create a terrific learning experience. The term ends with an evening of Japanese style Raku firing.
Beginning – Intermediate Pottery & Raku Firing Carol Sun Tue / 7–10 pm 1/24 - 3/21
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This class is for the complete beginning and intermediate student. The small class size enables us to focus on the basic techniques for working with clay by hand building and on the potter's wheel. The weekly demonstrations and hands on assistance create a terrific learning experience. The term ends with an evening of Japanese style Raku firing.
Beginning – Intermediate Ceramics & Glazing Kitty Sheehan Wed / 1–4 pm 1/25 - 3/22
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Beginning and intermediate students will be learning to throw on the potter's wheel and build by hand. You'll be able to make a wide variety of hand made pottery including mugs, bowls, vases and plates. In addition, the instructor will be demonstrating carving, surface decorating techniques and glazing methods to complete your work. The small class size ensures that everyone gets lots of individual attention.
Creating Tableware & Raku Firing Robert Miller Wed / 7–10 pm 1/25 - 3/22
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Intermediate and advanced students will be throwing and hand–building a variety of pieces for the table. Ongoing carving, glazing and decorating styles are also demonstrated. The term ends with an evening of Japanese style Raku firing for everyone to enjoy.
Sculpture Harry Berman Thu / 6–9 pm 1/26 - 3/23
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Prerequisite: Must have taken one term of ceramics. This class is primarily a sculpture class for intermediate through advanced students. Each term varies from figurative to abstract sculpture and has a specific theme. We are always exploring the creative process and demonstrating new concepts and techniques. The term will end with a special effects firing.
Beginning – Advanced Ceramics Kitty Sheehan Sat / 2–5 pm 1/28 - 3/25
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Creating Handmade Pieces & Raku firing. Beginning through advanced students will be learning to throw on the potter's wheel and build by hand. Weekly demonstrations change each term and will include a variety of functional ware, surface decoration and glazing techniques. The term ends with a day of Japanese style Raku firing for everyone to enjoy. The small class size ensures that everyone gets lots of individual attention.
Refund Policy

A refund will be issued if a written letter is received 7 days prior to the beginning of the session. Tuition is not transferable from term to term. Classes missed may be made up only during the same term by attending any of our other classes. As a courtesy, we ask that you call before attending another class for make–up.