The Radca Ranch School of Ceramics

The Radca Ranch School of Ceramics

Opening in 2016

Nestled in the beautiful rolling hills of Appalachia and located near the Amish village of Peoli in southern Tuscarawas Couty Ohio, the Radca Ranch School of Ceramics offers you a place of learning, relaxation and personal growth.

Radca Ranch is situated on a 36 acre tree farm with a variety of buildings, including the original 1838 Barn and Log Cabin. The rustic charm of the cabin is only surpassed by it's history... it was the birthplace of Denton True "Cy" Young, perhaps the greatest baseball pitcher of all time. While historic, it welcomes you with modern amenities.

The Radca Ranch School of Ceramics
Our Main Studio/Classroom Space
Large facility with great view and abundant natural light.

Historic and Contemporary Blend

For ceramic enthusiasts, the highlight may be our 7,000 square feet of studio space that encompases both new facilites and our rustic, antique barn. Here you will learn tile making and installing, find out how to make inexpensive kilns, and even discover Tom's techniques of throwing and firing large vessels and plates - up to 35" in diameter! With 50 square feet of gas kilns, and smaller kilns for sagger and raku, participants will have the opportunity to throw and finish their own pieces, as well as gain experience from Tom's experience with different firing and glazing techniques. Sharing is the theme of the school, and we hope you will leave with a different perspective on ceramics!

The Radca Ranch School of Ceramics
1836 Barn Studio

Newly Constructed Dormitory

The ranch's recently constructed horse barn will serve as the dorm for the school, from which participants can explore hiking trails across on the farm, some winding through the 18,000 trees planted by Tom since he moved here 24 years ago. After a extensive day of learning, enjoy the crystal clear sunset over the southern Ohio hilltops, or treat yourself to extreme relaxation while enjoying our massage and yoga /medatation house.
The Radca Ranch School of Ceramics
Your Instructor, Tom Radca
With over 40 years of studio ceramic experience
Your Instructor, Tom Radca
With over 40 years of studio ceramic experience

If you are interested, please call 740.498.4303 or email Tom today!

Upcoming Workshops

Radca Ranch School of Ceramics

August 6-13
August 20-27
September 3-10
September 17-24
October 1-8

Sat, Jul 9th - Sat, Jul 15th, 2017

No experience required for workshops this year!

Cost: $1200.00.

Includes all materials and firings , I lunch /day and a shared room in a dorm on the farm. Also a well equiped kitchen so you can prepare food for other meals.

Concentration will be on tile making, glazing, firing techniques and how to mount the tile pieces. From matte to glossy, you will go home knowing this glaze.


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