Flint Hill students are introduced to ceramics in Kindergarten. Our youngest students in the Lower School learn foundational skills and key concepts in studio art classes. Interested Middle School students can elect to take private lessons in our Upper School clay studio.
In our Upper School ceramics program, student artists have a full progression of courses leading to AP Ceramics. Ceramic students learn custom glazing, Raku firing, wood salt firing, traditional kiln firing and more. The dedicated clay studio is always full during and after school, and the spirit of “muddy elbows” pervades.
We are proud of our Upper School Clay Club for leading the Empty Bowls program each year. In 2015, Empty Bowls raised more than $10,000 in support of DC Central Kitchen. Inspired by the University level program of the same name, our students make bowls, complete service learning at DC Central Kitchen, and host an annual hunger awareness event.