Fall Ceramics Classes at the Crucible

I have thought about teaching ceramics for the past two years, but wasn't sure how to enter the education world. Luckily, I met a fellow ceramic artist at Renegade Craft Fair, Holly Coley, who teaches at both The Crucible and Root Division. She informed me that The Crucible was looking for a Ceramics II teacher. 

Last spring, I TA'ed under Holly for a Ceramics I class. It was a great introduction into managing students and a classroom and having a curriculum to stick to. One of the most interesting aspects of teaching was to recognize and remember that some students had never played with clay before, so we would have to explain the basics that now come instinctively to us. 

In the summer, I wrote a Ceramics II syllabus and had it approved by The Crucible, and I'm excited to announce that there will now be a Ceramics II class at The Crucible on Thursdays from October 27 through December 1. Ceramics II is designed for students who have successfully completed Ceramics I and are looking to further advance their knowledge and creativity in working with clay. It also focuses on wheel-throwing, refining techniques, and creating interesting sculptural and functional pieces. To see more information about the class and sign up, click here. Hopefully I will see you in class in the fall!


Gopi Shah

Gopi Shah Ceramics, Austin, TX, 78702, United States

Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Gopi Shah began crafting clayworks in high school and continued her studies at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts. In 2014, Gopi launched her ceramics business after moving to Austin, Texas. Since founding her practice, Gopi’s repertoire has expanded to incorporate textures, sgraffito, and hand-painting to create a collection inspired by memories and nature. Gopi proudly crafts ceramic wares in her East Austin studio working clay into new forms and objects every day.