Class Information

Summer Term Begins Soon!

Summer classes begin the week of July 15th. 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.

Classes fill quickly. Join our Wait List and you will be able to register at the earliest opportunity.

 
If you have any questions, please Contact Us.
 
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 $445.00. 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.

Registration

There are limited spaces and the classes will sell out.

2024 Summer Class Descriptions & Registration

Class Instructor Day / Time First – Last PayPal Sign up
Throwing, Hand–Building & Raku Firing Kylie Ruan Mon / 6–9 pm 07/15 - 09/09
Opens 07/01/24
This class is for intermediate students. 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.
Pottery & Raku Firing Carol Sun Tue / 7–10 pm 07/16 - 09/10
This class is for intermediate students. 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.
Hand–Building & Throwing on the Wheel Kitty Sheehan Wed / 1–4 pm 07/17 - 09/11
Opens 07/01/24
This class is for complete beginners to intermediate students. Learn 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 07/17 - 09/11
This class is for intermediate and advanced students. You 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 07/18 - 09/12
SOLD OUT!
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.
Pottery & Raku Firing Kylie Ruan Fri / 6–9 pm 07/19 - 09/13
This class is for the complete beginner. The small class size enables us to focus on the basic techniques for working with clay both building by hand and on the potter's wheel. Students will have an opportunity to produce a number of beautiful handmade items. The weekly demonstrations and hands-on assistance create a terrific learning experience. The term ends with a magical evening of Japanese style Raku firing and potluck meal.
Wheel Throwing, Building by Hand & Glazing Kitty Sheehan/Bruce Moorhead Sat / 2–5 pm 07/20 - 09/14
Opens 07/01/24
Two instructors co–teach this exciting class for complete beginners to intermediate students. 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. Having two teachers ensures that everyone gets lots of individual attention.

Remaining 2024 Term(s)

Term Class Instructor Day / Time First – Last
Fall Throwing, Hand–Building & Raku Firing Kylie Ruan Mon / 6–9 pm 10/14 – 12/16
Pottery & Raku Firing Carol Sun Tue / 7–10 pm 10/15 – 12/17
Hand–Building & Throwing on the Wheel Kitty Sheehan Wed / 1–4 pm 10/16 – 12/18
Creating Tableware & Raku Firing Robert Miller Wed / 7–10 pm 10/16 – 12/18
Sculpture Harry Berman Thu / 6–9 pm 10/10 – 12/19
Pottery & Raku Firing Kylie Ruan Fri / 6–9 pm 10/04 – 12/20
Wheel Throwing, Building by Hand & Glazing Kitty Sheehan/Bruce Moorhead Sat / 2–5 pm 10/12 – 12/21
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.