The Radca Ranch School of Ceramics

The Radca Ranch School of Ceramics

One on One Study with Tom

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. Our dorm is almost finished , we will keep you posted.

Class Dates To Be Announced

Classes will be one week long, No experience is needed. Learn the secrets of our glaze, our method of creating tile and how to turn tile into wall pieces. Yes just one glaze from matte to glossy, green to red. Cone 09 to cone 3.

Email us , and we will put you on our School mailing list. Thanks for your interest.

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

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 740.502.4374 or email Tom today!

What Our Students Say...


" he has the ability to facilitate your desire to explore and push you to new limits"

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Vail , Colorado
" Never in my wildest dreams could I feel so comfortable splashing slip and glazing."

Read Full Quote → John M. Michael
Gurnee , Illinois
" Tom’s goals are set to make things better for everyone"

Read Full Quote → Kiki Delancy
" This was certainly the best ceramic workshop I have experienced. "

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