Our Ceramics Department is one of the oldest and most well established departments at Southwest School of Art and serves nearly 500 adult students each year in a positive, creative, community atmosphere. The ceramics program offers classes on hand-building, wheel-throwing, raku, glazing, digital embellishments and much more.  Students also have the opportunity to participate and learn from visiting artists during workshops that are offered frequently throughout the year.

Ceramics Note

Students registering for ceramic classes should be physically capable of lifting up to 25 lbs. Intermediate and advanced students will be required to spend time outside of the scheduled class period to load, fire, and unload kilns (under appropriate supervision).

Studio Access

Our ceramics building features door code access.  Registered students should contact the Office of the Registrar at 210.200.8217 or 8227, prior the first class to receive the current access code.

Ceramics Material List

Material list is either listed in the class description, will be discuss during the first class, or the materials will be supplied.

Registration Dates

At Southwest School of Art, the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff is of utmost importance. We recognize the challenges that the COVID-19 crisis poses for our existing programs including our Adult Community Classes. It is our hope that we will be able to resume some classes during our summer term, however we remain cautious and plan to follow mandates and advisories of our state, county, and city officials. At this time, our summer registration will remain closed until we know if it is advisable to move forward in a way that assures continued protection for our students while maintaining the quality of our classes. It is important to note that should classes resume this summer; the offered courses may be different than those originally published in the catalog. Please continue to check our website for updates.

We thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate this unprecedented situation.


How to Register

 Step 1

Review all of the policies and guidelines below. By continuing to Step 2, you acknowledge you have read and understand the polices and guidelines outlined in Step 1.

 Step 2

If registering during Member's Priority registration, login to the website to purchase the classes that you would like to attend. To find classes, visit the Adult Class pages. Be sure to read the descriptions before selecting your class(es). Note: Each area of concentration will have separate registration forms. If you're registering for more than one area of concentration, please follow the prompts shown in the registration form. 

 Step 3

Complete your payment information. Once your credit card payment is submitted, you will receive a e-mail with confirmation of your registration.


Helpful Information

  Become a Friend of SSA 

  Registration Information

  Guidelines for Students

  Materials List

  Campus Map 

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