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Open to new and experienced ceramic artists, this functional ceramics camp is a wonderful opportunity to create one-of-a-kind artwork you’ll use every day! In addition to the crafting of usable and elegant artwork, students this week will delve deep into the concept of “function” in artwork and ceramics in particular. Campers will explore the legacy of treasured traditional forms such as the Korean Moon Jar and discuss contemporary reimaginings of familiar shapes such as Ronit Baranga’s “All Things Sweet and Painful.” Students new to clay will learn a variety of hand-building techniques, how to center on the wheel, and how to prepare their work for the kiln. Returning students will hone their wheel-throwing skills, experiment with pulling handles, and use various innovative glazing techniques as they take their clay skills to the next level. Throughout the week, all artists will create functional and sculptural ceramic artwork and gain confidence and expertise in the ceramic studio.


Please note: Due to the time necessary for proper drying and firing of ceramic artwork, campers should not expect to bring home finished work at the end of the week. All ceramic pieces will be fired and packaged within 2 weeks following the end of camp, and families will be notified via email as soon as they are available for pickup. 


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Member Discount: Use your 2024 discount code at checkout to receive $25 off registration. The $25 Member Discount may be used once per year per membership. For Individual-level memberships, the discount may only be used towards the cost of tuition for the adult membership holder. For Family-level memberships and above, the discount may be used once per year towards tuition for one member of the household holding the membership.

Summer Art Intensive: Ceramics I, Functional Forms and Vessels

  • August 5-9


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