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 seven 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 two throwing sessions (plus two trimming sessions for a total of four sessions plus glazing) before practicing on their own. Intro sessions can be waived for students with previous wheel throwing experience.
**Hand building does not require an intro session—we can help start a project any time during our open hours. We recommend that new students start with one of the many hand building projects that we offer.
Spring 2017 Workshops
Mark Shapiro: Creating Large Forms on the Potter’s Wheel
Tue • May 2 • 1–5 pm • Free, open to the public
Ceramics Studio, Lower Level, Hopkins Center
Mark Shapiro, of Stonepool Pottery, will be presenting an ongoing demonstration, please stop by!
The Ceramics Studio opens for Spring term on Monday, March 27.
Open to Dartmouth students with valid Dartmouth ID identifying them as such.
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.
$20 (includes one term user fee and starting amount of clay)
Throwing introductory sessions are required for beginning students before the potter’s wheels can be used independently. Cost: $20 for two sessions which includes two trimming sessions (term fee and clay included). Please register at the studio for throwing sessions on the date of the session.