Ceramics I

Ceramics I

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Class Days: Please make a selection aboveThursday; TuesdayMonday to FridayMonday to FridayThursday; TuesdaySaturdayThursday; Tuesday

Class Time: Please make a selection above6-9pm10am-4pm10am-4pm6-9pm10am-1pm6-9pm (30 total hours)

Age Group: Ages 16+

Class Code: Please make a selection above4CER10B22-B5CER10P22-A5CER10P22-B5CER10B22-C5CER10E22-D6CER10B22-E

Entry Level Class (No prerequisite required) in Ceramics

Price: $585.00

Member Price: $546.50

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Try your hands at making sculptural and functional forms in clay. This introductory class covers traditional hand-building and surface treatment techniques while pushing the boundaries with unconventional methods. You will leave with a solid foundation in working with clay and the ability to apply your new skill set to other 3-D work and materials.

Learn more about how you will make your own ceramics pour over in Ceramics I in this step-by-step on our blog!

All students must review and adhere to all of The Crucible's Health and Safety Guidelines to best protect our students and staff during this public health crisis. All students ages 12 and up must bring proof of vaccination to your first day of class. If your class is cancelled by The Crucible due to updated county guidance, we are pleased to offer you a refund for a class or session that cannot run.
For adult classes, youth ages 12+ are welcome to take any adult class for ages 16+, if the parent/guardian is registered in the same class with them. The only exception is for classes in the Glass Blowing Department, where youth must be 14+ to register with their parent/guardian. Adult classes marked 18+ are only for adults over the age of 18. For youth classes, the age requirements stated on the class are generally non-negotiable, unless a student has taken multiple prior classes with us and gets approval from Crucible staff and the class instructor for an exception.
Students who withdraw at least seven days prior to the first scheduled session of a class will receive a full refund, minus the non-refundable $50 registration fee. No portion of tuition will be refunded or transferred if a withdrawal is made less than seven days before the class start date. Classes are subject to cancellation; and in the event that The Crucible cancels a class, students receive information about refund, credit, or transfer. If you are interested in taking a class, register early so we know you're interested! There are no make-up classes. No exceptions. While it is infrequent, instructors are subject to change. See all of The Crucible's Policies and Resources.
At The Crucible, you must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in all-natural fiber clothing, long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long hair must be tied back. Nylon, polyester, spandex, or other synthetics are not allowed around machines, equipment, or processes that can produce hot fragments, sparks, or flames. Layers are encouraged as the studio can be very cold or very hot. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed. The CDC has a guide to acceptable cloth masks that help prevent the spread of infection. Bandannas will not be accepted inside The Crucible.
The Crucible is conveniently located at 1260 7th Street, Oakland, CA, just two blocks east of the West Oakland BART station. There is a student parking lot with spaces available on a first-come, first-served basis. The lot fills up quickly, and we encourage students to bike or take public transit to class. For weekend or weeklong classes, there are great places to grab food around the area, including at 7th West and Mandela Grocery Cooperative, as well as a microwave on-site at The Crucible for students who wish to warm up packed lunches.

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Phoebe Deutsch

Phoebe Deutsch is a ceramic artist and fine arts educator who received her BFA in Fine Arts from the Rochester Institute of Technology, School for American Craft, specializing in ceramic sculpture. She is a business owner in arts education and has managed an international artist-in-residency program at the Guttenberg Arts (Non-Profit) Organization. Phoebe has participated in both national and international exhibitions at the Dyer Arts Center, Mehu Gallery in New York, Massachusetts Audubon Society, as well as the Isabelle Percy West Gallery in Oakland California. Print publications include Carrier Pigeon Magazine featured in PS1 MOMA and Art Basel Miami. Phoebe’s work reflects a vision of what she calls “alluring speculation.” Her work explores life in its transitional states. Rather than directly depicting nature, Phoebe seeks to create new natural-like forms mainly inspired by various types of ancient biology. She lives and works in California, and New York.


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