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Ceramic Apprenticeship

Learn in our Ceramics Studio!
Apprentice with the our expert educators.
A school-year program that teaches skills 1 weekend-a-month.


Learn the craft of ceramics and pottery from expert instructors. Craft clay into useful earthenware and art. Develop the foundations of ceramics through the following:

Craftsmanship & Form Produce handmade crafts. Make your own bowls, cups, art, and more for your home. Master traditional styles to integrate into your own works.

Art & Design Study design in three dimensions. Explore the basics of sculpture and expressive forms. Hand-paint and decorate, elevating what you craft. Develop your personal style as an artist. 

Traditional & Modern Methods Gain a holistic understanding of traditional and modern techniques. Coil, sculpt, and spin on the wheel. Fire your works by different methods: from our electric kiln to outdoor pit fires.

Our Apprenticeship Mentors are experienced educators teaching authentic skills. They are facilitators of thoughtful growth through the power of nature and community.

How It Works

Apprentice Training Weekends 1 Saturday or Sunday a month, Fall - Spring
At our Monthly Training Weekends, Apprentices join a team of friends learning from expert Mentors. For flexibility, we offer many schedule options–see below for dates.

Graduation Day June, 1 day
Parents and family join Apprentices and Teachers for a community celebration of what we learned.

Optional Community & Family Programs Dates Vary
Apprentices and immediate family get free admission to Skills Evenings, Archery Range, and select Community Events.

Different Apprenticeship age groups have customized curriculum.
Grade 5-8 ∙ Grade 9-12


Reserve your place with a $50 non-refundable deposit. The remaining tuition is 10 monthly payments of $94.50 (total $995). First payment is due September 10. We will contact you after you register to set up your Payment Plan.

Family Discount 10% discount is available for siblings registering together.
Returning Apprentice Discount based on consecutive years attended.
Scholarships Limited scholarship awards are available for families in need. Contact Us.

Discounts and scholarships cannot be combined.


Drop-off SE Portland Headquarters - 4617 SE Milwaukie Avenue, Portland, Oregon

Choose Your Schedule

Single Day - Training Weekends 8 Studio Days + Graduation Studio Day

When choosing a schedule, be sure your child can make all or most of the weekends; Due to group size limits, we do not allow switching between schedules. Please Note Many schedules fill quickly, so choose soon after registration.

Schedule Options

Single Day Grade 5-12 Schedule F

  • September 23, 2018 Studio Day
  • October 28, 2018 Studio Day
  • November 18, 2018 Studio Day
  • December 2, 2018 Studio Day
  • January 27, 2019 Studio Day
  • February 17, 2019 Studio Day
  • March 17, 2019 Studio Day
  • April 28, 2019 Studio Day
  • June 1, 2019 Graduation
  • * Bonus Day December - Optional Holiday Party