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Intro to Ceramics

Mondays and Wednesdays

(One semester studio)WMCAT Ceramics Teacher Jo with students

Learn basic skills in hand building, wheel throwing and glazing to create unique creations from clay.


Advanced Ceramics

Tuesdays and Thursdays

(Two semesters studio)

Juan ceramicFine-tune your skills in different construction methods, including slab construction and wheel throwing. Build confidence in your techniques, as we explore ideas with clay through individual and team projects that connect to our community.


Jovonnah Lee Nicholson

Jo shares her talent and passion for arts education as our teaching artist for ceramics and sculpture. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture and Functional Arts from Kendall College of Art and Design, where she also taught several courses in ceramics. A working artist who has exhibited statewide, Jo taught at the Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts and Ox-Bow Summer School of Art; and sold work on consignment through galleries. Throughout her career she has received several awards including a Studio Excellence Award from Kendall and honors from Festival of the Arts in Grand Rapids. You can even find her creative touch as an ice sculptor at local events and on “Ice Brigade,” a 2011 Food Network show.