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 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.
$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
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.
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.