I'm currently taking ceramics, an elective at Caltech. It's held from 7-10pm on Wednesday nights at Polytechnic, a private school across the street from Caltech. Ceramics is very laid back - it's all about you making whatever you want. You can leave early or show up late if you have a lot of work on a particular night. The instructor gives demonstrations as well. You can also repeat the class or just show up, so essentially this class just gives you access to a pottery studio and materials for three hours a week. In this post, I will take you on a "tour" of the ceramics studio.