Oklahoma Contemporary
Ceramic cups of various shapes and sizes


Eight-Week Class | Introduction to Ceramics - Tuesday

Beginners welcome, no experience necessary.

Sold out! Please join our waitlist.

Learn to create sculptural forms and functional vessels like mugs, plates and bowls. This course introduces the two main techniques of ceramic arts: hand building and wheel throwing. We begin with a focus on hand building skills, such as pinching, coiling and slab building. In the second half of class, you’ll learn how to use the potter’s wheel. The class also touches on the science and art of slips, glazes and textures as well as historic and contemporary ceramic artists. Have fun, create functional art and remind your fingers they can do more than scroll.

• If you need a ceramics tool-kit you can purchase it ($32) on the first day.

• You'll also need to purchase a 25 lb bag of clay on the first day. The cost of clay ranges from $17-$21 per 25 lb bag.

• Download course syllabus and materials list here.

• If one class is postponed due to weather or unforeseen instructor circumstances, the rain date is September 3.

Open Studio time is included with registration. Open Studio allows currently enrolled students to work on their projects in Oklahoma Contemporary’s studios outside of class meetings. Availability varies weekly, and times are posted outside each studio.


Monday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Closed Tuesday

Wednesday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Thursday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Friday - Sunday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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Visit us at 11 NW 11th St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
Phone: 405 951 0000
Fax: 405 951 0003

Oklahoma Contemporary
P.O. Box 3062
Oklahoma City, OK 73101

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