Ceramics for the Garden

Ceramics for the Garden









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Handbuilding will be used as the primary technique for creating objects for and about the garden. Coiling and slab building will be taught as a means to create any number of projects from planters and vases, to birdbaths and small tables and benches. Whatever you can imagine as belonging in the garden can be made with limitations of size taken into consideration. Beginners as well as more advanced students are welcome to take the course with all students bringing something beautiful home for their garden or home. Enrollment in this course includes additional access to one monitored Community Shop Access session per week.


The Steel Yard is located at 27 Sims Avenue, Providence RI 02909


For all courses, students must wear a pair of close-toed shoes like sneakers or boots (no sandals, no flip-flops, no peep-toe pumps). Also, you should dress expecting to get a little dirty. Art is messy. In addition, students in metalworking courses must wear clothes made from either cotton or wool—synthetic fabrics like fleece and polyester are not safe near an open flame. Pants are required and long sleeves are recommended. Any clothing that has been frayed is not permitted. The studio is well stocked with heavy-duty welding jackets, but if you have your own, feel free to bring it.


All students are required to fully read the Steel Yard Registration & Enrollment Policies before attending the first class. Registrants who withdraw from a course at least 10 days prior to the course’s start date may receive a refund, less a $40 registration fee. There are no refunds or rescheduling within 10 days. By not budgeting for cancellations, The Steel Yard is able to keep  costs as low as possible for our students.


The Steel Yard offers scholarships in all of our teaching departments, which make our open enrollment courses accessible to students who may not otherwise be able to afford this unique industrial arts opportunity.