Classes at Reitz Ranch are something special. Don Reitz, the late owner of the ranch and world renowned artist and educator built the ranch and lived here for 20+ years. It was Don’s dream to have a program for ceramic artists here. We are dedicated to taking that dream into the future and want you to be a part of our community.

Don used his studio (“the bunkhouse”) for both pottery wheel work and handbuilding, a kiln shed that has 4 wood fired kilns and a salt kiln. In addition, we’re adding electric, gas and raku kilns to increase our options for creativity and education.

Why take classes at the ranch? This is an amazing place with a legendary past and an exciting future. The beautiful surroundings alone will inspire you, never mind a working studio with like minded creatives. You’ll be taught by degreed professional artists who will share their passion for ceramics with you. Class sizes are kept small to give you better access to the teachers.

About Our Classes

We schedule our classes in 6 week increments for the twice per week classes and 12 weeks for the once a week class.

We employ a project based curriculum that builds upon each of the previous projects.Our classes cover using the pottery wheel and hand building skills, both of which complement the other. Ceramics is a huge field with endless opportunities to find your niche, and most things spring from these two areas.

Class Schedule (Meet our Instructors)

  • Monday/Weds classes:  9:30 am -12:00. Taught by Larry Meagher and Dexter Woods
  • Tues/ Thursday classes: 5:30 pm – 7:00.  Taught by Kelley Foy
  • Friday class: 12:00 – 4:00. Taught by Dexter Woods

Class Pricing (and what that includes)

12 classes – $360 (In either 6 or 12 weeks)

  • All new students receive a pack of tools
  • All clay needed to complete projects
  • Free use of studio during regular studio hours to practice your new skills

Private individual classes: $80

Register for you class by calling Sheryl @ 602-882-8553.  Classes will begin when a 4 student minimum is met.  Reception can be spotty out here at the ranch, so be sure to leave a message!