Intermediate ceramics student, photo courtesy Mary Dee Mateo

Ceramics

The Classes

KAC’s Ceramics program offers weekly classes on making, decorating, glazing, and firing functional and sculptural ceramics. Instructors work closely with students on form and design as well as technique.

Ceramics classes are offered for children through adults with options for first-time students through advanced ceramic artists. Between our weekend workshops, day and night classes, and holiday intensives, we have options to fit every schedule.

The Facilities

The Kirkland Arts Center houses a fully-outfitted ceramics studio. Resources include access to a slab roller; 12 electric potters’ wheels; handbuilding tables; glazes, tools and clay; an extruder; and several kilns, including gas, electric, raku, and now a soda kiln, too! Work is glaze fired at Cone 05 oxidation or Cone 10 reduction.

We provide over 20 hours per week of open studio time in both our main Ceramics Studio and our Mezzanine Glazing Studio, included with the purchase of most ceramics classes. Most ceramics classes and workshops include one 25 lb. bag of clay, glaze, and firing. Students may purchase basic tool kits or additional bags of clay for $15 each.

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Fiber Art, Jewelry, Glass, & Other 3D

KAC has recently added jewelry making, sculpture, fiber arts, and glass casting options to our 3D program. Try a weekend nuno felting workshop and take a colorful, one-of-a-kind scarf home with you that day or learn a wide range of jewelry making techniques in a weekly class.

Fused and cast glass must be fired; students will be notified when their pieces are ready for pickup.

Sculptors are also welcome to attend our Sunday Life Drawing drop-in sessions and sculpt from figure models.

Carole Weaks Russian Blue Opal Bracelet
Fiber Art
Jewelry
Glass
Sculpture
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Need help registering?

Contact the Education Office at (425) 822-7161 x108 or registrar@kirklandartscenter.org for help with registering, finding a class, or any other questions.

Accessibility

Due to the historic nature of our building, KAC is not fully accessible. More detailed accessibility information is available here.

Please call ahead if you need ramp access or for further information about accessibility. You can also browse a current list of classes held in our Mezzanine Studio, currently our most accessible classroom, or our offsite classes.

Have an idea for a class?

Find out more about becoming an instructor at KAC here.