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Dougherty Arts Center Studio Space

In the Ceramics Program, we believe all skill level classes create a supportive atmosphere where students learn from each other. Advanced students are welcome in any class to work on improving their skills. Instructors provide self-paced demos throughout class time and will work with students based on their interests in learning wheel, hand building, sculpture or figurative work. Please note the specialties provided in each description. Instructors also provide proper glazing, decoration techniques and most importantly developing your artistic expression.

  • Small class sizes in hand building, wheel throwing and specialty
  • Equipped with gas, raku and electric kilns offering Cone 6, Cone 06 and raku firings.
  • Our 1,400 square foot studio provides a slab roller, extruder, 12 wheels and ample space for hand building.

Questions? Call 512-974-4040

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Meet The Instructors

Ceramics instructor Robin Gary

Robin Gary

BA, UCLA. A mixed media artist and teaches clay and fused glass techniques via her studio, workshops, and through Plano Parks and Recreation. She has shown and sold throughout the US including The Best of Texas Clay.

Ceramics instructor Sarah German

Sarah German

Sarah received her BA in Studio Art from the University of Northern Iowa and moved to Austin in 2011. She has spent over 15 years in the arts field as an administrator and educator, while also maintaining an active studio practice from her home studio in SE Austin. She has traveled and participated nationally in ceramics exhibitions, festivals, and residencies.

Photograph of Abi Good smiling at viewer

Abi Good

Abi Good has been sculpting clay and throwing pottery for over 25 years. She holds an MFA from the University of Hawaii and a BFA from the University of Akron. She recently moved to Austin from the Netherlands where she spent 2 years teaching and directing at a small ceramic studio. 

Black and White Photograph of Terra Goolsby

Terra Goolsby

Terra Goolsby attended the Rhode Island School of Design where she acquired an MFA in Sculpture and remained a Presidential Scholar for the duration of her stay. Her work explores transformative themes within Meso American mythology and has been exhibited nationally. She continues to live and create her hand built porcelain sculptures out of her studio in Austin, Texas.

Ceramics Instructor Katie Lehn

Katie Lehn

Katie grew up amongst the sandstone walls of northern Arizona in and has had her hands deep in dirt all her life. She first fell in love with clay as a therapeutic outlet at her local community studio, the Tucson Clay Co-Op, in 2015. After moving to Austin in 2018, Katie decided to dive a little deeper into the pottery world by starting an artist residency at Dougherty Arts Center. This inspired her to commit to clay full-time and is grateful for the supportive Austin community. She currently works as a studio assistant at Mud Studio, instructs ceramics classes at Dougherty Arts Center and sells her work at pop-ups, online, and local Austin shops.

Ceramics Instructor Katie Storck

Katie Storck

Katie Storck is a ceramicist and educator from Philadelphia. She has taught public school art, adult pottery classes and collage workshops. Her work has been displayed at Philadelphia International Airport and most recently at the Walls Unite Project in Austin.

Ceramicist HR Wright

HR Wright

HR is not a department, but the ceramicist behind Stay Unstill Ceramics.  Hailing originally from Western New York, HR has traveled around the country working for nonprofits and making varied types of art.  She has been here, there, and everywhere, truly living the idea of staying unstill, focusing on creating pottery with a purpose.  With 10 years of clay experience and a passion for combining form and function, HR is spreading her love of mud to students at the DAC. 

3 ceramic art projects in the process of being made at the dougherty arts center