Photo by Alvin Parker, Kxxda Media.


Thursdays, March 23–April 20, 2023
6:00–9:00 PM


Five Sessions
Instructor: Sherród Faulks

One of the greatest challenges and opportunities in an artist’s career is discovering their artistic style. In this dynamic, five-week course, we’ll concentrate on finding and developing a signature style in our ceramic artwork. Through deep practice and critical discussion, we’ll learn how to hone our focus while continuously improving our skills in fun and immersive ways, including an after-hours guided tour of the Museum’s exhibits.

While this class is rooted in wheel-throwing, we’ll also dig into altering forms, hand-building, and attachment techniques, using tools effectively, glazing, gathering inspiration, and much more.

Wheel-throwing experience required—students must be able to center and pull walls. All materials, including one 25lb bag of clay per person, are provided.

Level: Intermediate-Advanced
Thursdays, March 23–April 20
6:00–9:00 PM
Members $210; Nonmembers $225

Extended Classwork Hours

Want a little more time to work on your class projects? Sign up for our extended classwork hours! Extended classwork hours are intended to give you more time in the studio to work on your projects outside of class time. For a flat rate of $75, you'll have access to 8 additional days in the studio (32 hours total) to work on your projects for this course without guided instruction.

Working Hours:
Fridays and Sundays, March 24–April 16 from 10:00 AM–2:00 PM


Sherrod Faulks

Sherród Faulks is a multidisciplinary ceramics designer from Virginia Beach. In 2020, he created the modern minimal housewares brand DEEP BLACK. Since then, he's released over a dozen collections and launched bespoke collaborations with Great Jones, Madewell, YOWIE, and more. His work is available at dozens of retailers nationwide, including Velvet Witch and Nine Twenty-Two locally. Faulks has been featured in The New York Times, EBONY, Business of Home, kitchn, InStyle Magazine, Real Simple Magazine, Parents Magazine, and many more publications. In 2021, he co-founded the only nationwide collective of Black potters, Kaabo Clay Collective. In 2022, Faulks spoke at Grounds for Sculpture Museum's summer artist talk series and exhibited at Antler Gallery and Penland Gallery in the Winter. 


Mask wearing inside the studios is encouraged, and masks may be required at the discretion of the instructor.