The Sedona Arts Center’s ceramic department has been headed for over 16 years by local ceramicist Dennis Ott, winner of the 2018 Governor’s Arts Award of Arizona for Arts Education and 2017 City of Sedona Mayor’s Arts Award for Arts Instruction. Suzy Allen’s wildly creative hand building class continues to inspire creative beginning and experienced ceramicists. And our Saturday morning class is instructed by senior ceramics majors from Northern Arizona University’s ceramics department under the instruction of Professor Jason Hess.
The department operates free from the constraints of grades and benefits from the talents of its ceramic faculty and assistants as well as nationally recognized guest instructors. This combination allows our department to offer flexible and diverse programming in both traditional and contemporary techniques.