Ceramics – Thursdays

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Ceramics – Thursdays

Thursdays|  4 – 7 pm  |  6 Instructor-Led Class Sessions + 6 Open Studio Practice Sessions

This six-week course focuses on developing, strengthening and advancing one’s skills using the potters wheel, as well as understanding the properties of clay in order to expand one’s potential to architecturally create a version of what one envisions. Have fun, gain knowledge and confidence.

Small class size ensures that each student receives personalized, one-on-one instruction and encouragement. Open for ages 12 through adult. The Sedona Arts Center’s ceramic department operates free from the constraints of grades. Tuition includes the first 25-pound bag of clay, firings, glazes, and the opportunity to attend one open studio session per week.

Pottery Tools – There are 9-piece tool kits available for purchase in the Ceramics Studio for $15 per kit. Purchase of the tool kit is not required to take the class.

 24 0229 LA

Lolo Aileen

Lolo Aileen

As someone with a serious case of tactile munchies, Lolo is all about introducing students to the medium and excitement of clay, particularly via the wheel, as it is the most fabulous tool when it comes to tactilely discovering the possibilities and boundaries of clay. The first ceramics class Lolo took was at SAC’s “art barn” back in the year 1987 at the age of six. While her mom still has the clay coil pots, horse and cat figurines she built that summer, it wasn’t until 30 years later that Lolo dove back into playing with clay, this time at Yavapai College. In 2019 she was reunited with the SAC ceramics department. Thanks to it’s alternative learning environment and the mentorship of Dennis Ott, her career as a massage therapist is now more of a side hustle/interest and the majority of her working hours are spent in a ceramics studio. You can find Lolo throwing pots, making glazes, firing kilns, tending to the needs of the studio and learning everything she can about ceramics at SAC and Yavapai College where she works as a studio technician.  Occasionally you can find her creating at Reitz Ranch too. Lolo’s work is heavily weighted by the notion of purpose, therefore most of her work is functional. Most of all Lolo loves clay for it’s (paradoxically) sensitive and tough nature which, to her, reflects the human experience.

First bag of clay included.  Additional bags of clay may be purchased during class for $45 per bag which includes glazing & firing fees.  Enrolled students may also participate in one open studio session per week.

Pottery Tools – There are 9-piece tool kits available for purchase in the Ceramics Studio for $15 per kit. Purchase of the tool kit is not required to take the class.

Cancellation Policy


  • Each student must enroll individually.
  • Classes must be paid in full upon registration.
  • Students may register online or by calling the Sedona Arts Center’s Office at 928-282-3809, ext 1.
  • Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express are accepted or student may pay with cash or check by registering in person during office hours, 9 am – 5 pm, Mon – Fri.

In-Person and Online Classes Cancellation

  • Students must cancel or transfer at least 7 days prior to the first day of class.
  • If a student cancels or transfers before the 7-day cut-off, a 15% fee will be applied.
  • If a student cancels within 7 days prior to class, there are no refunds.
  • If Sedona Arts Center cancels the class for any reason, all payments made will be refunded in full.

Important Message

The Sedona Arts Center is not responsible for providing make-up sessions or issuing refunds, credits, or transfers for courses missed as a result of illness, emergencies, or other events beyond our control. There are absolutely no refunds after the cut-off date for any reason, unless the Sedona Arts Center has to cancel the workshop, then all fees paid will be refunded in full.