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Pottery & Ceramics

The Art League School’s ceramics department provides a welcoming and stimulating atmosphere for students to learn the fundamentals of pottery. Beginners learn how to create basic vessels and forms on a potter’s wheel. More experienced students learn more complicated techniques in working with clay while focusing on design, glaze, and finishing techniques. Classes in tiles and mosaics are also offered. Courses are offered year-round, during the week, weekend, day and evening.

Watch ceramics chair Blair Meerfeld demonstrate throwing a pitcher on the potter’s wheel

Open Studio Hours

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Sunday8 am – 5 pmStudio 4
Monday1 – 6 pmStudio 3
TuesdayNo open studio
Wednesday1 – 6 pmStudio 3
Thursday1 – 5 pmStudio 3
FridayNo open studio
Saturday8 am – 8 pmStudios 3 & 4

Open Studio is $3/hr. Please come with correct change.

*Unmonitored Studio is for Team Members and T.A.s only.

Monitors cannot make change or accept IOUs.

If you are interested in becoming a monitor, please contact Virginia Meyers at

Ceramics Department Chair

Ceramic Artist Blair Meerfeld joined us in June 2009 as The Art League School’s Ceramics Department Chair. 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. You can view images of his work on his faculty page.

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Pottery & Ceramics on the Creativity in Action blog

The League's 2019 nationally juried Tabletop exhibit features a functional ceramic, metal, and functional wares – perfect for wedding gift or an update to your own collection. The 50 juried pieces in the exhibit include metal utensils, wood and ceramic bowls, beautiful serving platters, ornate vases, practical but beautiful mugs, and even a small few tables!
Hitomi and Takuro Shibata learned pottery making as professional studio potters in Shigaraki, one of the oldest and largest pottery villages in Japan. Now based in Seagrove, North Carolina, the Shibata's join The Art League gallery the evening of Friday, June 14 to speak about their experiences in Shigaraki and Seagrove, inspirations and influences, wild clays in North Carolina and their wood firing methods.

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