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Ceramics classes

  • Experience the Art of Ceramics

    Interested in taking ceramics classes? Consider the ceramics classes we offer on St. Petersburg College's Clearwater Campus, Pinellas County. Ceramics classes at SPC introduce design techniques and the history of ceramics. Experienced professors teach you how to create and fire items out of clay that are fired at high temperatures to form lasting pottery. Students can exhibit their work at the Crossroads Gallery, Clearwater Campus.

  • Students who want to take ceramics classes as electives for their Associate in Arts degree can take:

    • Ceramics I – ART 1750C 
    • Ceramics II – ART 1751C 
  • A liberal arts education with courses in Ceramics can serve as the foundation for advanced degrees and professions such as teaching, art directing, art creation, painting, sculpting and illustrating.

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  • The SPC ceramics studio located on the Clearwater campus is a large well-equipped facility that boasts:

    • Twenty professional Pacifica Gt-800 pottery wheels
    • Brent Sr-20 slab roller
    • Soldner Studio clay mixer
    • Peter Pugger VPM-60 pug/mixer
    • Separate drying, glazing and mixing rooms
    • Outdoor work area equipped two Raku kilns with adjacent firing pits.

    Students have the option of firing their pieces in:

    • Electric Skutt 1227PK kilns (3
    • 20 Cubic Food electric Bailey/Fredrickson computer-controlled front loading kiln
    • Gas firing in a Geil DLB-40S computer-controlled kiln
    • 20 cubic foot cross draft soda kiln


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