Ceramics & Sculpture



Ceramics & Sculpture


Physical demands: Ceramics and many approaches in sculpture are labor-centered and require the ability to bend, stand, or sit for long periods. Wheel throwing requires significant hand and arm strength to center and manipulate clay. These courses may involve bending over to work, holding tools for a long period of time, or standing for extended periods on a concrete floor. If you have questions or would like to discuss accommodation possibilities, please contact us.


Supplies: Most supplies provided for in-class use unless otherwise specified. Students are encouraged to bring their own work shirt or apron. Additional clay may be purchased from the museum.


Primary Instructor:

We are working to find a primary instructor for clay. If you believe you may be the right fit, please contact lbridges@wkmuseum.org


Guest Instructor:

Morgan Wallace Gilbert holds a Bachelor’s degree in Studio Art (ceramics focus) from ETSU, a Masters degree in Art Education from University of Florida, and is a doctoral candidate in Arts Administration at the University of Kentucky. She is currently the Director of the School of the Arts and Assistant Professor of Visual Arts at Southwest Virginia Community College. She has experience with kiln firing and ceramic chemistry, hand-building, and wheel throwing. 



Clay Gnomes (w/ Laken Bridges)

Saturday, 4/1, from 1pm-4pm (3hrs)

$60 non-members

$55 members

Minimum 3 students. Maximum 10 students.

Learn the steps to build a playful gnome head for indoor or outdoor decoration. This class will include cutting clay, using a slab roller, hand-building forms, using tools to create texture, and more. Students are invited to return for an optional paint day to further decorate their gnomes.


Introduction to Wheel Throwing (with Morgan Gilbert)

Mon/Wed/Fri, 4/3, 4/5, & 4/7 from 2pm- 5pm (9hrs)

$115 for Non-Members

$105 for Members

Minimum 4 students. Maximum 10 students.

Learn the basics of wheel throwing using electric table top wheels. Clay and tools are included.