Classes Technical Education Program

A 1-year education program for hands-on ceramic technical skill building, designed for students who are interested in learning more about clays, glazes, kilns, firings, and studio maintenance. The next Tech Ed program will begin in January 2023.

Open to intermediate to advanced level students, to be selected by application each year, based on interest, availability, and commitment. Prior ceramic technical experience is not required. Time commitment from students is 10 hours/week, for an entire year, and students must be available weekday hours. Only 3-5 students will be selected for the year long program.

During the first semester students will be trained in all aspects of ceramic technical information. Topics include:
Clays: clay body materials, clay recycling
Slips and glazes: chemistry and mixing
Kilns: loading, firing, and unloading electric and gas kilns
Studio maintenance

Following completion of the first semester, students will continue working independently as technical staff trainees through the following 2 semesters, with an added focus on training to fire our gas kilns.

Tuition for the first semester is $700.00.
Tuition for the second and third semesters is $450.00 each semester.
Mudflat will provide additional shelf space and 24 hour access for all 3 semesters to participants.

For 2024 program: Application deadline is October 1, 2023.