Participating in ceramics studio:
Beginners have classes with a direct, hands-on learning experience, aimed at making you comfortable and inspired to use the studio independently, outside of class time, and enjoy work-playing with clay.
Experienced ceramicists, working independent of class times, will find this space well equipped and user-friendly. You can use the studio on a per week basis ( Tuesday – Saturday), with a low studio fee and firing charges.
Kids Ceramics, is on Saturday mornings for 2 hours. Kids under 9 must have an adult attending to help them during class time. Projects vary and kids can choose a project to make. Slip is used for color by the student, and we apply clear glaze to have the project ready for pick up 2 weeks after class day.
Open Studio is for makers who have experience and can work safely and independantly can register for Open Studio. Open Studio is also available to students in multi-week classes. Tuesday – Saturday, 9 am – 5 pm and 5 pm – 9 pm with prior arrangement.
There are staff members who can give quick help and advice, during Open Studio, when you are at a loss, stuck, or spinning your wheels. However , they are not available for demonstrations or involved consultation.
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WHAT YOUR REGISTRATION IN CLASSES AND OPEN STUDIO GIVES YOU :
Our goal is to assist you in exploring the possibilities of ceramics because creating with clay enlivens the Mind and energizes the Spirit. We have a passion for studio endeavors and want to share it with you. We do that by providing tools and space, materials, instruction, supportive environment, and opportunities to pursue your maker goals. The energy you bring into the studio is just as important as what we might be able to provide to you. We look forward to having you work with us in the studio.
Besides classes and workshops, there is opportunity for Open Studio registration, which runs Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm and evening hours with prior arrangement. Available to registered students in multi-week classes and Open Studio ceramicists.
TURN AROUND TIME
Every effort is made to fire bisque and glaze kilns weekly. The amount of work available for firing will influence the firing schedules, but we are committed to a quicker than normal turnaround of your pieces, even if the kilns are stacked loosely.
FIRINGS and SURFACES
Cone 04, cone 6 oxidation and cone 10 reduction are available.
(16) 5 gallon glazes, with abundance of test tiles, for each of cone 6 and 10 firings.
Colored slips and underglazes available.
The gas kiln is a very efficient and allows a quick turn-around.
Raku is available at added expense.
Price of firing includes use of reclaim clay. Firing is $2.00/ pound at point of bisquing.
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Brent CXC wheels
Giffen Grip and Strong Arm
Variety of sizes of bats
Blue Star extruder with 30 dies
Hand extruder with handle dies
Drying cabinet allows you to speed up building, trimming, and glazing
Vertical slab roller
Rubber wheel grinder for glaze oops
Wet ware shelving
Private small shelf for tools, bisque, …
Hand clay tools for beginners
Variety of molds
Variety of texture making tools, number and alphabet stamps
Complete glaze lab
Rovin clays : White stoneware RO-77, stoneware Peach RO-23, porcelain-ish U-Betch-a RO-01 can be purchased
Reclaim clay: Dark and light stoneware as available
Located on beautiful country property
Bright and roomy studio, with option to work outside
Breakroom with full kitchen, bit of a library and computer
Supportive, knowledgeable, and enthused staff
Metals and Glass studio next door
Frequent visits from mascot, Noodles, and his pal, Sairi