Best Ceramics Classes For Adults In Baltimore

December 30, 2013 6:00 AM

Creativity is unique to each individual, and there are various ways of expressing it. One way to express yourself is by indulging in the area of ceramic arts. Baltimore has several facilities that offer classes from beginner to expert.
 Best Ceramics Classes For Adults In Baltimore

Baltimore Clayworks (Credit, Vickie Lawson)

Baltimore Clayworks
5707 Smith Ave.
Baltimore, Md. 21209
(410) 578-1919

Located in the historic Mt. Washington part of the city, this center helps to perpetuate the artistic and educational programs available in the area of ceramic arts. The public is invited to take a class, view an exhibit and to meet artists up close and personal. According to its website, the mission of Baltimore Clayworks, a nonprofit ceramic arts center, is “to develop, sustain and promote an artist-centered community that provides outstanding artistic, educational and collaborative programs in ceramic arts.” For further information, contact

 Best Ceramics Classes For Adults In Baltimore

Amazing Glaze (Credit, Vicki Lawson)

Amazing Glaze
1340 Smith Ave.
Baltimore, Md. 21209
(410) 532-3144

Customers are welcome to come in and paint pottery that is already available at Amazing Glaze. They may add colors and designs to make the pottery truly unique. There is an emphasis upon mosaic and glass fusing in the studio. In addition, Amazing Glaze offers canvas workshops for both adults and children, in which it features one design and then proceeds step-by-step to a finished product. There are ceramic workshops available, as well as parties for children.



Maryland Institute College of Art
1300 W. Mount Royal Ave.
Baltimore, Md. 21217
(410) 669-9200

The Maryland Institute College of Art affords students the opportunity for undergraduate and graduate studies. One area of focus is ceramics. According to the MICA website, the ceramics major at MICA is “a highly individualized program of study that develops technical skills within a framework of innovation, interdisciplinary research and critical inquiry.” Instructors in the department work closely with students as they move from structured to more independent study. Students also have opportunities to study abroad to create works of art. In addition, there is an interdisciplinary approach to learning as ceramics majors interact with students in other disciplines to promote a sense of community.

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The Pottery Stop & Coffee Shop
9050 Baltimore National Pike
Ellicott City, Md. 21042
(410) 480-0111

The Pottery Stop and Coffee Shop offers classes in glass fusion jewelry, as well as ceramics. People can walk in, choose their piece and paint it, with instruction from staff. This organization also offers workshops once or twice a month and has just completed a fall session for adults. The shop also offers workshops for children. There are guided, step-by-step classes available for people who want to learn more techniques.

The Potters’ Guild of Baltimore
3600 Clipper Mill Road, Suite 101
Baltimore, Md. 21211
(410) 235-4884

According to the Potters Guild website, there are class sessions of eight to 12 weeks for all levels. Classes are available Monday through Friday. The website states, “The Potters Guild of Baltimore hosts workshops several times a year by some of the best contemporary ceramic artists in the world. Artists working in a variety of firing methods and techniques share their expertise with members and non-members. Workshops are open to the public (unless otherwise noted) and offered at an affordable rate.” The facility is also available for private parties and workshops. In addition, there is a gallery that displays and sells students’ works.

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Vickie Lawson is a freelance writer whose work can be found on

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