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Ceramics Workshop
Ceramics Workshop

The Ceramics Studio provides facilities and instruction for students of all levels. It is equipped with a slab roller and extruder, electric potter’s wheels, glazing materials, electric and gas kilns. A wide-ranging collection of ceramic periodicals and texts are also available for use in the studio.

Instruction in handbuilding and wheel throwing is offered during the first 8 weeks of each term, providing an introduction to working with clay. Students should expect to have a focused, messy time! We offer introductory sessions and simple projects which provide students with skills that can build over multiple terms. Students with previous experience and developed skills can expect a well-equipped workshop with professional staff to help them further develop form and technique.

*Beginning potter’s wheel students can expect to complete 2 throwing sessions before they can practice on their own. Beginning hand building assistance is available anytime during our open hours or during a group session on Saturdays.

Open to Dartmouth students with valid Dartmouth College ID identifying them as such.

The Ceramics Studio opens Jan 4 for Winter term.

Undergraduate Student Hours:
Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat: 1–5 pm
Please download Undergraduate schedule for details.

Graduate Student Hours:
Tue: 1–5 & Thu: 5–7 pm
Please download Graduate schedule for details.

User Fees:
Hand building and open studio cost: $12 term fee; clay $5 for 4 lbs.

Throwing introductory sessions are required for beginning students before the potter’s wheels can be used independently. Cost: $20 for 2 sessions which includes trimming sessions (term fee and clay included). Please register at the studio for throwing sessions on the date of the session.

The Ceramics Studio is located on the lower level of the Hopkins Center next to the Student Woodshop.
For more information email Jenny Swanson