Ceramics Studio at the Hop

Ceramics Studio

The Ceramics Studio introduces Dartmouth students to hands-on skills, creative possibilities and technical processes of ceramics.

Fall 2022

Monday: 12:30–5 pm
Tuesday: 12:30–5 pm
Wednesday: 12:30–7 pm
Thursday: 12:30–7 pm
Friday: 12:30–5 pm

The Ceramics Studio in the lower level of the Hopkins Center offers a supportive studio space for Dartmouth students to make handmade ceramic objects.

Ceramics 1.0: Structured session: Overview of the processes of the studio and introductory handbuilding project—helpful for students new to ceramics and/or the studio

Ceramics 1.2: Structured session: Coil and Slab—Make forms using different techniques. 

Continuing Studio (Open Studio): Unstructured work time, ok to come anytime within the timeslot to work on projects.

Entry level potter's wheel throwing for undergrads (structured 3-session class), (separate tab on top of sign-up page). Must be able to attend all 3 sessions. Prerequisite: Handbuilding required before wheel class.

"Refresher" class: Structured session: Review of throwing (previous instruction in throwing required).

Please sign up for time slots:

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Please contact ceramics.studio@dartmouth.edu with questions.

Equipped with tools and facilities for hand building, wheel throwing, glazing and firing functional and sculptural ceramics, the studio offers students the opportunity to learn different techniques in a supportive environment. Small group instructional sessions and open studio times are guided by a staff of professional ceramic artists, and guest artists and academic classes are also hosted in the space. 

The Ceramics Studio works with several types of high fire clays, house made cone 10 glazes and slips, electric potter's wheels, pug mill, slab roller, hand and electric extruders, Cricut die cutter, a wide variety of hand tools and press molds, periodicals and books, 3 electric kilns, Bailey gas kiln, and a test kiln.

Workshops Spring 2020 Exhibition

Featuring the artwork of over 40 Dartmouth students

Stories from the Student Workshops 2019/2020

During a time of remote learning, students reconnect to the workshops by sharing stories about their favorite projects and the skills they learned.