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Basics of Ceramics

An introduction to creating basic ceramic vessels and sculptures. Through demonstrations and hands-on learning, students will learn both wheel and hand- building techniques and participate in glaze testing. Mid-range temperature clay (cone 6) will be used to explore both commercial under-glazes and homemade glazes. Through the completion of several projects, students will experience basic properties of clay and discover the diverse range of glazes and methods to finish work. Demonstrations will be divided equally between hand-building, wheel and finishing.

Any materials necessary for the first class meeting will be communicated to enrolled students by the instructor in advance. Otherwise, materials and supplies will be covered in the first class meeting.

SMFA Continuing Education Classes

SMFA classes invite you to explore art-making, technique, and artistic expression in a variety of mediums.


SMFA At Tufts

A studio art school that challenges students to innovate across mediums, define their own practices, and participate in a global community of contemporary artists.