Saggar Workshop with Shari Bray

You are invited to journey deeper into the world of ceramics through alternative firings with local Las Vegas artist, Shari Bray at her FREE Saggar Workshop! Learn how to develop layered sophisticated textures with combustible materials as well as experiencing a primitive wood firing in our very own new barrel kiln!

This workshop is sponsored by Metro Arts Youth Council and all proceeds from the sale of bisque ware go towards the MAYC Scholarship Fund.

Saggar Workshop with Shari Bray Promo

Something Strange is Happening…

Beginning students are starting their very first responses to an artistic problem this week! As the story goes, they found a bizarre and intriguing object while hiking at Mount Charleston…and they are using Ernst Haekel’s illustrated text, “Artforms in Nature” for references to help them re-create that fascinating Unidentified Object!

Ideas are brewing for lots of well-designed, engaging sculptures…

Unidentified Objects by Rachel Dorn

Picture Perfect ~ Learning to show off!

Photography documentation is a necessary component to artmaking.

Students at the Rancho Ceramics Studio learn professional photography techniques to better share their work online and in exhibitions. Technology is a large part of the studio experience…whether searching for reference images online or viewing instructional videos on this site or posting and sharing online portfolios, our students are encouraged to benefit from the power of technology!

RCS Technology

Setting the pace to be the best!

We are off and running for the 14-15 Rancho Ceramics Studio season to become the best ever! Artmaking is our way of life, and we live it every day. Check the Live Yearbook to see the action take place…you might find yourself becoming the next Art Star!

Textured Templates


2014 Spring Exhibition: VIVAcious!


Rancho Ceramics is proud to present our first ever student-led exhibition: VIVAcious! Opening on Thursday, May 29 and running through Thursday, June 4 the exhibition features selected works from the 2013-2014 studio season.

The project, “Mission: Exhibition” was developed from the concepts of Project Based Learning in that studies have proven that authentic experiences provide maximum opportunity for relevant learning.  To make this event possible, the Ceramics II and III students worked closely together to design the perfect close to this season’s hard work. All decisions for the exhibition were made through the collaboration and contribution of peers with minimal input from instructors.

Join us for the reception of this very special spring exhibition on Thursday, May 29 from 5.30 pm – 7.30 pm at North Las Vegas City Hall, 2200 Civic Center Drive, 89030.

Want to support our efforts? Donate here!

Rancho Ceramics Students Selected to Exhibit at International Conference!

I am very proud to announce that Rancho Ceramics has the work of two students accepted into the 2014 National K-12 Ceramics Exhibition in Milwaukee, Wisconsin! The exhibit runs concurrently with the National Council of Education of Ceramic Arts (NCECA) international conference on March 19 – 22nd and will be viewed by thousands of ceramics professionals from around the world.

AP Studio Art 3D Design sophomores, Emily Guzman and Yesenia Godoy are among the 150 students out of 1154 students nationally who had work selected for this highly prestigious and competitive group juried show. This is the first year Rancho Ceramics has answered this call, and out of the four students who submitted, it is an immense honor to have two selected.

Congratulations-K-12-Exhibition Resized