Jim Carlson- Ceramics & Pottery

Jim Carlson
Studio 4

I am a pottery artist in studio four at the Foundry Art Centre and a grade school teacher at Immanuel Lutheran School in St. Charles, MO. My interest in ceramics began in college at Concordia Teacher's College in Seward, NE. I took a course in pottery from Reinhold Marxhausen, a man that is well respected in several artistic mediums. Mr. Marxhausen was featured on the David Letterman Show several times because of his unusual art. While in school I entered several student shows and regional professional shows in the Midwest. I also sold my work at the Market in Omaha, NE.

When I became a teacher at Immanuel, I put my art career on hold until 1999. I then entered a master's program at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, MO. I graduated with a Masters of Studio Art in 2001.  I have taken art  classes from Webster University, SIUE, and Washington University as well.

I was juried into the Foundry Art Centre when the Centre opened and have been juried in again in June of last year. I have had several works featured in the Gallery section in Clay Times Magazine.

I enjoy making art that is unusual and kind of whimsical. I teach children and adult pottery classes in my studio. My work is intended to inspire the children and the adults that I teach. I enjoy hand building pottery, throwing on the wheel and combining the two methods to produce unique pieces of art.

Contact Information


Pottery Classes | Morning, evening, and afternoon sessions are available for children and adults who want to learn more about pottery. The price includes the clay, glazings, firings, and instruction.

Morning (10:00am - 12:00pm) and Afternoon Sessions (2:00pm - 4:00pm) available for the following date sets:
Session 1: 

Sept. 29 to Oct. 3

Session 2: 

Oct. 13 to Oct. 17

Session 3: 

Oct. 27 to Oct. 31

Session 4: 

Nov. 9 to 14
Session 5: 

Nov.24 to 28

Session 6: 

Dec. 8 to 12

$125/week-long session

Evening Sessions (6:00pm - 8:00pm) available for the following date sets:
Session 1: 

Sept.30, Oct. 1, and Oct.2

Session 2: 

Oct. 14, 15, 16

Session 3: 
Oct. 28, 29, 30
Session 4: 

Nov. 11,12,13

Session 5: 

Nov. 25, 26, 26

Session 6: 

Dec. 9, 10 ,11

$80/three-evening session

To sign up, contact Jim at 636-723-2236 or