FREE Teacher Workshops

June 29, 1pm-3pm
Jamie Grauvogel-Pottery Wheel Refresher and Boot Camp


July 6, 1pm-3pm
Ben Clark-Pottery Wheel Rims, Feet and Trimming


July 13, 1pm-3pm
Beth Suellentrop Using GR Pottery Forms as quick molds in the classroom


July 20, 1pm-3pm
Kirk Mayhew-Armatures for all ages.
Learn how to use armatures to make figurative forms in the classroom.


July 27, 1pm-3pm
Laurie Wright-Sgrafitto techniques on fired and unfired clay surfaces.

Call today to register 513.871.2529

Week Long Intensive Workshops for Art Educators  –  Summer 2017

Queen City Clay is now offering intensive workshops for our teachers in the summertime! Get some or all of your credits finished with professional visiting artists! Email Beth to be put on our newsletter specifically for art educators to stay up-to-date on what we’re offering.

  • Workshops run Monday – Friday from 8:30 – 4:30 each day
  • Clay, glass, glaze, firing and basic tools will be provided!
  • Teachers will have 24hr access to the studio during their workshop week.
  • Open studio time on the Saturday following your workshop to finish up projects.
  • Showing of work and critique will take place 2 weeks after the workshop.

Cost: $500 per teacher per section to QCC (Cash, Check, Credit Card, School PO)
For Graduate Credit: $175 per credit hour to Ashland University (up to 2 credit hours per course)

***If paying with PO, please forward PO to Beth and she will send you the coupon code to register online***


Terri Kern    “Contemporary Narrative Ceramics”

July 10-14

A lively, fun and creative five day, hands-on workshop exploring surface, form and ideas.

Each day will have several demonstrations (that are repeated over the course of the workshop multiple times) and hands on work time for workshop participants. Three visual presentations will be offered over the course of the week, which cover the presenter’s experiences and evolution of work (30 minutes), narrative symbolism throughout art history (30 minutes) and the importance of artists and art teachers in contemporary society (10 minutes).

Participants will leave the workshop with three finished, handpainted tiles and a necklace as well as three handbuilding projects in process that can be finished up at their home/school studios.

Presenter will be available each day during the hours of the workshop and in the evening for discussion, individual critiques, etc.

Presenter will provide each workshop participant with a packet of technique sheets and some materials (for details see “what presenter provides” document. Presenter will also provide short videos that participants can refer to throughout the week, that feature all the demonstrations.

See more of Terri’s work here!

Amy Sanders

July 17-21

Working with low-fire red earthenware and terra sigillata, this workshop will mainly focus on soft slab construction while considering how stamped patterns enhance the surface. Some pieces will be created by pinching, folding, and draping thin slabs over molds, while others will start with simple paper templates. A variety of forms will be demonstrated including serving pieces, vases, sculptural bowls, and wall pieces. We will make several special texturing tools to be used during the workshop. Lively discussion will focus on sharing ideas, studio practices and making good aesthetic decisions while creating a pot. No prior clay experience is necessary, but may be helpful.

See more of Amy’s work or follow her on social media:
instagram: @amyrsanders

Brenda Tarbell

July 24-28

Spend a week creating hand built biomorphic forms with Brenda Tarbell.  Observations from the natural world will inspire us to create communities of forms with a variety of textures.  We will create sculpture that can be held in you hands, sculpture that can be explored tactilely as well as visually.  Pinching, shaping slabs and coiling are some of the methods that will be demonstrated. Let’s create a cabinet of curiosities!

See more of Brenda’s work here!

Continuing Education Units

Need some C.E.U.’s?  For every hour you’re in a QCC program you receive 1 C.E.U.  That’s like getting paid to party.  Let us know if you need C.E.U.’s for a workshop or class you’ll be attending.  We can give you a certificate the same day.

Accreditation through Ashland University

Queen City Clay has an ongoing partnership with Ashland University that allows art educators to earn graduate credits through our eight week classes.  Here’s how it works:  Decide which class you’d like to take.  Descriptions will be posted on the Classes page of our website.  Email Chrissy with your contact information, the school you teach for, and the class you want.  We will submit the class to Ashland and you will be sent a link where you can register for the class with them.  The tuition is split.  $175 will be owed to Ashland and $175 will be owed to Queen City Clay.  You will work closely with your instructor on what your project goals are, have regular critiques throughout the class session, and give a presentation to your classmates at the end of the eight weeks.