The Art League ceramics department is located at our Madison Annex in Old Town, Alexandria. The studios are large, bright, and well equipped, easily stimulating creativity. For a listing of current and upcoming ceramics classes and workshops, please click here.
Open studio time allows students to practice and expand their skills outside of class. For the open studio schedule please check 305madison.com or 703-683-5358.
Students interested in a complete clay experience can participate in our assistant work-study program and have the opportunity to learn how to mix glazes, recycle clay, and load kilns. Participants in the assistants program are eligible for tuition reduction. Please call The Art League School for details.
The Associates’ Program within the Ceramics Department provides access to shared studio space for serious (advanced) artists interested in working in a cooperative learning environment. The program provides the opportunity for Ceramic Artists to refine their craft while actively participating in an atmosphere that promotes education, creativity, artistic interaction, and studio management skills. The Associates’ Program is a vital aspect of the League’s Ceramics Program. Clay, raw material and glaze firing fees are extra. For an application and more information on this or other program opportunities in the Ceramics Department, call The Art League School, 703-683-2323.
For information and a prospectus on our upcoming Tea—Ceramics Exhibit, hosted by the Art League gallery, please click here.
Ceramic Artist Blair Meerfeld joined us in June 2009 as The Art League School’s Ceramics Department Chair. Mr. Meerfeld, whose exceptional work has graced the cover of Ceramics Monthly and who has been a featured artist in Clay Times, brings a national reputation to our department.
Mr. Meerfeld's artistic interests and influences are historic salt-fired pots from Europe and North America, Asian ceramics, and architectural and natural land forms. The objective of his work is to unite traditional processes with contemporary color and form, resulting in a unique statement in clay.