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Artists' Exchange is a 501(c)3 non-profit community arts collaborative proudly owned by Gateways to Change, Inc.

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CERAMICS

The ceramics program at Artists Exchange is our most popular visual arts program. As one of the few studios offering wheel throwing classes for children, we give people of all ages access to a very hands-on, therapeutic and challenging medium like no other. Sessions are eight weeks long and run four times each year. Students are encouraged to repeat wheel throwing classes to continue building skills.

Visit the art classes page on our website to learn more.

OPEN
STUDIO
ABOUT

Open studio is designed for students who have prior experience in ceramics and need a studio in which to work. There is a studio monitor, but no instruction. Fee per session includes use of all Artists’ Exchange equipment.

Mondays 4-8pm

Tuesdays 4-8pm

Wednesdays 4-8pm

Thursdays 4-8pm

Saturdays 1-5pm
 

$10 per session block  |  Membership Available

Students will have the opportunity to work in the studio at their own pace with the guidance of a professional potter/teacher. Directed open studio is designed for individuals of all ages who want to learn the art and craft of ceramics but need a flexible schedule. Directed open studio is great for beginners and people with no experience. Students may choose to learn hand building, wheel throwing, tile making, slab building, or sculpture.

$75 per 2 hour session  |  $30 for second person

DIRECTED
OPEN
STUDIO
ABOUT

MEMBERSHIPS

Artists’ Exchange wants you to spend as much time creating as you would like. We make it easy by offering different monthly membership packages to suit your financial and creative needs.


Additional fees may apply, schedule subject to change.

  • Access to all AE Studios M-TH 9-8pm | F & Sa 9-5pm (Except during classes, camps, parties, and other events)

  • Storage Shelf to keep clay, tools & artwork.

  • 10% discount on AE classes for yourself

  • 25 Lbs of low-fire white clay

  • Three 4 oz cups of low-fire glaze (choice of colors)

  • 2 full kiln shelves in regular firings *Note: Does not roll over.

  • Bonus: Interested in selling?
    If we have an event during your membership month, your registration fee will be waived!

$150 per month

For the busy potter who doesn't know when they will be able to make it for open studio. This Membership is engineered so you will get the flexibility you need to play with clay when its fits your life!
 

  • 7 Open Studios for the price of 5! (Does not include $5 per month shelf rental)

$50 per flex card

Need more information about our ceramics programming?

Contact Us!

  • 4 Open Studio Sessions

  • Storage Shelf to keep clay, tools & artwork.

$25 per month

  • Access to all Open Studio Sessions (3/wk)

  • Storage Shelf to keep clay, tools & artwork.

  • 10% discount on AE classes for yourself

$80 per month

  • Access to all Open Studio Sessions (3/wk)

  • Storage Shelf to keep clay, tools & artwork.

  • 10% discount on AE classes for yourself

  • 25 Lbs of low-fire white clay

  • Three 4 oz cups of low-fire glaze (choice of colors)

  • 2 full kiln shelves in regular firings *Note: Does not roll over.

$110 per month

BOOK A SESSION

Contact us today for more information or to schedule studio time!

Download open studio information packet

MATERIALS FOR

PURCHASE & OTHER EXPENSES

Materials are the most important part of ceramics! Here at Artists' Exchange we use Sheffield's basic Cone 06-02 white earthenware clay and their Cone 06-02 terra cotta, both of which work very well with our variety of commercial brand glazes. We offer both underglaze and glaze options in every color of the rainbow.

WHITE CLAY or TERRA COTTA CLAY: $12 (12.5lbs) | $20 (25lb bag) | $40 (50lb box)

GLAZE: $6 per 4oz container

CLAY/GLAZE PACKAGE: $45 (25lbs of your choice of white or terra cotta clay, plus use of all studio low fire glazes)

Kiln Firing Fees

SIZE        SINGLE PIECE        1/2 SHELF        FULL SHELF

Under 6"                  $2                                $6                              $12

7"- 12"                     $6                                $12                             $24

Over 12"                  $8                                $6                              $12

Full kiln load: $65

*Pieces larger than 12" are considered two pieces and will be charged as such

Due to kiln space and staffing schedules, Artists' Exchange can only give approximate dates for pieces to be fired. That said, pieces are usually fired within 1 week.