Ceramics Studio at the Hop

Ceramics Studio

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

Winter 2020

The Ceramics Studio opens for Winter term on Monday, January 6 at 1 pm
Open to Dartmouth students with a valid Dartmouth ID identifying them as such. 

Undergraduate Student Hours
Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat 1–5 pm; Thu 1–7 pm

Graduate Student Hours
Tue, 1–5 pm & Thu, 1–7 pm

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

The Student Workshops are open to Dartmouth students at any experience level.

Studio use: Per-term registration fee of $20, includes one-term user fee and starting amount of clay. Register in person, at the studio with cash or Dash.

Ceramics Contact

Jennifer Swanson
[email protected]

Special Events

For special events during the Winter Term, please stop by the studio for more information.

What: Intro to 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: Tuesdays, Jan 14, 21, 28, 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 requiring practice. 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: Mondays, Jan 13, 20, 27, Feb 3, 2:30–4 pm
Thursdays, Jan 16, 23, 30, Feb 6, 12:30–2 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: Walk-In Potter's Wheel Refresher Sessions for Undergrads
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, please register for the term and purchase clay. For those who have studied throwing elsewhere but not taken the "Intro to Wheel" class, please obtain a waiver from director after attending a refresher class.
When: Fridays, 3–4 pm