ONSITE: Exploring Form + Proportion in Clay (this class is only offered a few times a year)

How do we define proportions in art? This course will explore form, proportion and relationships as they apply to ceramic art. Using image presentations and quick exercises students will obtain with a good understanding of what they like and dislike about various 3-dimentional works, and how to use this knowledge to make thier work better.

Special Notes

  • All materials and equipment provided. Students receive a half bag of clay.

    Classes are confirmed one week prior to the start date. In order to help us confirm classes, please register as early as possible.

    You will receive half a bag of clay; additional clay is available for purchase. 

    This is an On-site course. Students must follow current Covid-19 protocols, as outlined on our website. On-site courses do not come with studio access outside of class time. Paid open studio access is available through our Studio Access Program. Please visit for more information.

About the Instructor

Tracy Shell

Tracy Shell received her Masters of Fine Arts Degree from The School for American Crafts at Rochester Institute of Technology in New York state, and Bachelor of Fine Arts from University of Montevallo in Alabama. She also apprenticed with Echizen potter, Juroemon Fujita, in Japan for three years.

Ms. Shell was Professor of Art and department chair at Midland University in Omaha, Nebraska from 2007-2018. Currently Tracy is a studio potter at Shockoe Bottom Clay.

“As a maker of utilitarian pottery I feel it is a privilege to make work that will transform routine activities into aesthetic experiences. I am curious about what characteristics of hand-made pottery elevate these objects to treasured possessions while embracing their utilitarian characteristics. My investigative process is fueled by a desire to explore the relationship between engaging form and practical function.”

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ONSITE: Exploring Form + Proportion in Clay (this class is only offered a few times a year)

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September 22 - October 1311 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Day: Fri
Tuition: $110.00
Member Tuition: $99.00
Additional fees apply
Instructor: Tracy Shell
Level: Intermediate