Intro To Ceramics – Saturdays

Intro To Ceramics – @ BOXCAR CLAY

March  21 – May 9, 2019 (7 Weeks)* No Class 4/25
Saturdays, 1:00pm – 3:30pm


$216 (Reitz Ranch Member)
$240 (Non-Member)

Join us at the new Boxcar Clay in Cottonwood, AZ to get your hands dirty and create functional and sculptural ceramic artworks! A perfect class for beginners! Utilize our professional ceramics studio and equipment to make different projects while learning a new technique each week. Wheel throwing, a range of handbuilding techniques, and glazing are all covered during this fun expressive class. By the end of the term, complete 6 projects (or more) and gain a better understanding and appreciation of the ceramic medium. Experiment with surface design and textures and use cone 6 glazes to create enduring stoneware pieces.

Students should purchase a clay tool kit and clay, which is available on-site.

Tuition includes glazes and firings. (additional clay can be purchased)

(Current Reitz Ranch members receive a 10% discount on all classes and workshops)

Some tips and what to bring...
  • Wear play clothes!  Shoes should be old or washable
  • Leave jewelry at home, especially rings, bracelets or watches
  • If your hair is long, bring a tie-back
  • Curiosity and a sense of humor!
About Grayson Fair

Grayson Fair is an artist-in-residence living and working at Reitz Ranch Center for Ceramic Arts in Clarkdale, Arizona. He attended the University of North Texas and received his Bachelors of Fine Arts in 2016. He studied sculpture, drawing, fibers, and majored in ceramics. He makes a variety of functional pottery as well as conceptual sculptural work. Most of his work is wood-fired, a process of firing a kiln exclusively with wood. This leaves drastic effects on his surfaces from the path of the flame as well as the ash deposited. Grason recently moved from Taos, New Mexico where he spent a year as an Artist-in-residence at Taos Clay.


If you’re having trouble registering please call 602-882-8553.  Reception can be spotty out here at the ranch, so be sure to leave a message if you don’t get an answer. You can text to that number as well or fill out the form below.

    Reitz Ranch Cancellation Policy

    – RR will offer a full refund of registration/class fees if cancellation is made at least 48 hrs. in advance of first class.

    – If cancellation occurs less than 48 hrs. prior to the start of a class, participant will forfeit 50% of the total class fee, or, at the request of participant RR may credit the total amount to be used on alternative class at a later date.

    – If cancellation or no-show occurs once the class has commenced RR reserves the right to withhold all Fees paid by participant. However, RR understands that extenuating circumstances may occur and will make every effort to take these into consideration. In some cases, participant may be eligible to receive a partial or full credit towards another class.


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