the infinite school offers classes and programming to encourage alternative and experimental methods and voices. Started in 2014 by Julia Haft-Candell as an online platform to highlight exhibitions featuring ceramic art in Los Angeles, the infinite school has evolved into an in-person experimental space for ceramic education outside of the institution.


the infinite is an evolving fictional world invented by Haft-Candell as a way to recontextualize our present moment. It provides a space to experimentally build new systems, both in artwork and pedagogy. Learning, analyzing, reevaluating and adapting are central to the infinite.

the infinite school aims to facilitate supportive networks, embraces cycles of endless learning and teaching, and pays homage to historical and contemporary models of ceramics education outside of the institution.

Core Values of the infinite school

demystifying the ceramic process

facilitating empowered communities of artists

quality art education outside of the traditional institution 

building new ceramic histories

embracing failure


Land Acknowledgment

the infinite school acknowledges our presence on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples, and we acknowledge the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples as the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar (Los Angeles basin, So. Channel Islands).