Robert Woods

Robert Woods was born in Tanzania and raised in Thailand until the age of 20. He credits his early interest in ceramics to his exposure to various arts and craft forms as well as his participation in boy scouts where he learned to love playing with fire. He attended Fullerton College and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Ceramic Engineering from Alfred University. Before coming to SAM, Robert worked for Kohler Co. as a ceramics engineer where he specialized in glaze and color development. In the beginning of 2016 he began teaching ceramics for SAM’s COLOR’s program and is now the Ceramics Studio Manager and an instructor for the Art School.

Upcoming Classes

Directed Open Studio (17+)
Robert Woods, Instructor
Friday; 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
March 10th - May 26th, 2017
Tuition: SAM members $350; non-members $390 - 11 weeks
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Introduction to Handbuilding (17+)
Robert Woods, Instructor
Monday; 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
March 13th - May 1st, 2017
Tuition: SAM Members $235; Non-Members $260 - 8 weeks
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Altering Studio Glazes (17+)
Robert Woods, Instructor
Saturday; 9:00 PM - 12:00 PM
April 8th - April 29th, 2017
Tuition: SAM members $85; non-members $95 - 2 weeks
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Wheel Throwing an Oval Platter (17+)
Robert Woods, Instructor
Saturday; 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
May 13th - May 13th, 2017
Tuition: SAM members $50; non-members $55
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featured class

AC#3 Paints-N-Prints (ages 5-8)
Monday - Friday; 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
June 19th - June 23rd, 2017
Tuition: SAM members $110; non-members $125 - 1 week

about us

SAM is funded in part by The Arts Partnership of Greater Spartanburg and its donors, the County and City of Spartanburg, and the South Carolina Arts Commission which receives support from The National Endowment for the Arts.



Chapman Cultural Center
200 E. St. John Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306
(864) 582-7616

Tues-Sat 10am-5pm
Sundays 1-5pm