A poorly kept secret is that we have a first class ceramics program and a very high-quality, well-equipped art studio at the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC. This is not a paint-by-number program. It is one where students of any level can learn to create their works of art from raw clay and bring them to completion. We have wonderful, up-to-date equipment, and we use first class materials. Instruction is led by professional ceramic artists. Our newest additions are new cabinets, new sink, new lighting, a double wedging table, a slab roller and a wall mounted clay extruder. Dozens of glazes and underglazes are available and are constantly replenished. An additional kiln is on the way as well.
Our dwindling program was kept alive for many years mostly by the untiring efforts of Judy Mellon and Marge Mayer. Now because of enthusiastic students, quality instructors and support and investment from the J, the program is growing in popularity. The classes run two hours long, and unlike some other ceramic studios, there is ample "studio time" for work to be perfected and completed to each student's full satisfaction. At this time we have a class for wheel instruction as well as a class for hand building. Class sizes are optimal now, but if future registration continues to increase, additional classes are possible.
You're welcome to visit and watch the artists at work. The classes are on Monday and Wednesday from 1:00 PM-3:00 PM. In addition to the class instruction, the studio is available to students Monday-Friday. To learn more about the ceramic program and other art classes visit erjcchouston.org/art.
Hope to see you soon.
Member and Ceramics Student