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 take a series of 2 throwing and 2 trimming classes (4 sessions total), before they can practice on their own. Students will be able to learn introductory techniques in handbuilding on a day-to-day basis.
Open to Dartmouth students with valid Dartmouth College ID identifying them as such.
The Ceramics Studio opens Sep 12 for Fall term.
Undergraduate Student Hours:
Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat: 1–5 pm
Please download Undergraduate schedule
Graduate Student Hours:
Tue: 1–5 & Thu: 5–7 pm
Please download Graduate schedule
Handbuilding cost: $12 term fee; clay $5 for 4 lbs. Introductory sessions recommended but not required.
Throwing introductory sessions are required for beginning students before the potter’s wheels can be used independently. Cost: $20 for 4 sessions which includes 2 throwing and 2 trimming sessions (term fee and clay included). Please register at the studio for throwing sessions on the date of the session.