Welcome to CCLCF Ceramics!

We are a nonprofit community studio in operation for over 50 years at the Community Center of La Canada Flintridge in the beautiful San Gabriel Valley. Our mission in the Ceramics Department is to create a creative, fun, and collaborative environment where students can learn and experiment with clay. Our students receive comprehensive instruction along with independent work time to build their knowledge of the ceramic process and techniques. There is no experience necessary, so join us to get your hands dirty and have some fun!

Our Ceramic Art program runs year-round with classes offered for Adults and Youth. Class curriculum typically includes hand-building, slip work, wheel throwing, and glazing processes. Firing and glazing of pieces produced in the studio are included in the class fee. Classes are between six and eight weeks long and fill up fast, so early registration is highly recommended.

Our studio has 12 pottery wheels, plenty of table space for hand building, and a wide array of Cone 10 glazes. We have slab rollers, extruders, a spray booth, three kilns for bisque firing and two gas kilns for Cone 10 reduction glaze firing. Clay and tools can be purchased at the Studio or online

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Adult Ceramics

Adult Ceramics Classes are offered Monday – Saturday in the morning, afternoon, or evening throughout the week. For each Adult class registration, we offer an extra weekly lab time for students to work independently on their projects. Classes include demonstrations of various techniques by our experienced instructors including hand-building, slip work, wheel throwing, and glazing processes. Although our Adult classes are for all levels of ceramicists, we recommend taking our Intro to Ceramics class if you haven’t worked with clay before (or if it’s been a while). 

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More Classes…

Fun With Clay

This class runs in conjuncton with La Cañada Flintridge Community Center Preschool – focusing on teaching students how to work clay with their hands! Use pinch, coil, and slab methods to create pots and small sculptures. Instructors will guide students through multiple project ideas from start to finish. 

Jr. Ceramics

This class is the Next step after Fun With Clay. Come learn all kinds of techniques in clay like slab, coil, basic hand building, and get an introduction to wheel throwing. Beginners are welcome. 

Parent & Me Ceramics

Students will learn coil, pinch and slab techniques while developing their personal expression. From garden sculptures to tiles, your Parent & Me team will create ceramic art objects together!  

Teen Ceramics

Explore your creative side and learn how to work clay with your hands! Using pinch, coil, slab, and wheel throwing techniques, students will learn how to create pots and small sculptures as well as learn how to paint with slips and use Cone 10 glazes. 

Our Instructors

Anette Shafrazian

Adult Ceramics
Senior Instructor/Kiln Coordinator

Miriam Balcazar

Adult Ceramics
Senior Instructor

Geraldy Martinez

Adult / Intro to Ceramics
Senior Instructor

Nathan Murrel

Adult Ceramics
Ceramic Studio Director

Loren Barker

Adult / Intro to Ceramics
Ceramic Studio Coordinator

Ted Smudde

Adult Ceramics

Christine Schwandt

Adult Ceramics

Andrew Granier

Adult / Youth Ceramics

Ella Tamny

Youth Ceramics