Ceramics Studio at the Hop

Ceramics Studio

The Ceramics Studio introduces students to hands-on skills and the technical processes of ceramics.

Undergraduate Student Hours
Monday through Friday, 1-5pm

Graduate Student Hours
Tuesday, 1–5 pm, and Thursday, 1–5 pm

Professional staff offers instruction in handbuilding clay construction methods and small classes in potter's wheel technique. The studio is equipped with a slab roller and extruder, electric potter’s wheels, glazing materials, electric and gas kilns and a collection of ceramic periodicals.

The Student Workshops are open to Dartmouth students, and all experience levels are welcome.

Summer 2019 Classes

What: Handbuilding and Decorative Techniques
In three sessions, several handbuilding and slip decorating techniques will be covered, with an emphasis on functional forms.
Who: Open to undergraduate and graduate students, all levels
When: Tuesday, July 2, 9 & 16: 2:30–4 pm
Cost: $10 for three sessions, plus $12 term fee
Please sign up in person at the studio.

What: Intro to Potter’s Wheel (for novices)
“Throwing” on the potter’s wheel is a complex set of skills to learn that require practice in addition to class attendance. This introductory class focuses on basic wheel-throwing skills in four cumulative sessions. Please do not sign up if unable to attend all four classes, as space is very limited!
Who: Open to undergraduate students, all levels 
When: Monday, July 1, 8, 15 & 22, 2:30–4 pm
OR
Wednesday, June 26, July 3, 10 & 17, 1–2:30 pm
Cost: $20 for four classes; plus $12 per term user fee
Attendance at all four classes and practice time outside of class are requirements. Sign up in person at the studio.

What: Wheel-Throwing Refresher Sessions for Undergrads
Who:
For undergraduate students who have thrown on the wheel before and have developed basic skills but need to brush up on skills or get help with particular forms. To attend, students must register for the term and purchase clay. For those who have studied throwing elsewhere but not taken “Intro to Wheel” class, please obtain a waiver from director after attending a refresher class.
When: Thursday, 1–2:30 pm

 

Ceramics Studio at the Hop

Open Studio Hours

Undergraduate Student Hours
Monday through Friday, 1–5pm

Graduate Student Hours
Tuesday, 1–5 pm, and Thursday, 1–5 pm