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Ceramics

Dig your hands into clay, work some throwing magic at the wheel, construct forms with handbuilding methods or dive more detail-oriented sculpture. The Ceramics studio provides all the tools you need to create functional and sculptural art. Whether you’re a complete beginner or you have years of experience, workshop instructors can help develop and guide your personal techniques.

Tools Available
  • Stoneware and porcelain clay
  • 12 throwing wheels
  • Slab roller
  • Extruder
  • Hand building areas
  • 2 electric bisque kilns
  • High fire (cone 10) gas kiln
  • Colored slips
  • Food-safe glazes
  • Plus many tools to craft ceramic objects

Studio Hours

Open Studio Hours: 

September 27-October 3

Monday: 10am-9pm

Tuesday: 10am-9pm

Wednesday: 10am-2:30pm, 5:30pm-9pm

Thursday: 10am-2:30pm, 5:30pm-9pm

Friday: 10am-6pm

Saturday: 10am-6pm

Sunday: 10am-6pm

 


Studio Reservations

Studio Orientation is required for all new studio users not registered for a workshop to become acquainted with studio policies and space usage. 

Ceramics Studio Orientation

Student Price: $0.00
Non-student Price: $0.00

Ceramics Studio Orientation

A ceramics orientation must be completed before using Ceramics for Open Studio time. Orientations are available to anyone with previous experience in ceramics. Orientations are currently available only for UO students. Each reservation block is for a single person (no guests or additional users). Studio orientations are 30-minute blocks of time, and each studio will be limited to a small group during that time period (Craft Center staff excluded). 

Workshops

Mugs & Bowls Wednesday

Student Price: $15.00
Non-student Price: $15.00
Workshop Date(s):
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Add a splash of originality to your cupboards by building your own ceramic mugs, tumblers, small bowls or plates while getting acquainted with the ceramics studio. This workshop focuses on handbuilding techniques, so no wheel throwing will be covered. Fee includes clay and glazes.

Due to limited capacity, this in-person workshop is being made available for current UO students only.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, the Craft Center is committed to safety for all workshop participants. Studio users are expected to follow all standard Craft Center studio use guidelines. In addition, studio users are required to wear a mask covering nose and mouth while in the Craft Center facilities. All studio and tool use procedures are tailored for safety of both studio users and staff, and users will be asked to follow posted and verbal instructions to ensure a clean, comfortable studio environment. Detailed information about your workshop registration will be sent to you in a confirmation email from a Craft Center staff member before your workshop time.

Mugs & Bowls Thursday

Student Price: $15.00
Non-student Price: $15.00
Workshop Date(s):
-

Add a splash of originality to your cupboards by building your own ceramic mugs, tumblers, small bowls or plates while getting acquainted with the ceramics studio. This workshop focuses on handbuilding techniques, so no wheel throwing will be covered. Fee includes clay and glazes.

Due to limited capacity, this in-person workshop is being made available for current UO students only.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, the Craft Center is committed to safety for all workshop participants. Studio users are expected to follow all standard Craft Center studio use guidelines. In addition, studio users are required to wear a mask covering nose and mouth while in the Craft Center facilities. All studio and tool use procedures are tailored for safety of both studio users and staff, and users will be asked to follow posted and verbal instructions to ensure a clean, comfortable studio environment. Detailed information about your workshop registration will be sent to you in a confirmation email from a Craft Center staff member before your workshop time.

Beginning Ceramics Wednesday Afternoon

Student Price: $105.00
Non-student Price: $105.00
Workshop Date(s):
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Explore the basic techniques of working clay on the pottery wheel, and let your hands guide your artistic expression. Over the course of this workshop, fundamentals of the ceramics studio will be covered, including throwing, drying, trimming, finishing, glazing, and cleanup.

Due to limited capacity, this in-person workshop is being made available for current UO students only.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, the Craft Center is committed to safety for all workshop participants. Studio users are expected to follow all standard Craft Center studio use guidelines. In addition, studio users are required to wear a mask covering nose and mouth while in the Craft Center facilities. All studio and tool use procedures are tailored for safety of both studio users and staff, and users will be asked to follow posted and verbal instructions to ensure a clean, comfortable studio environment. Detailed information about your workshop registration will be sent to you in a confirmation email from a Craft Center staff member before your workshop time.

Beginning Ceramics Wednesday Evening

Student Price: $105.00
Non-student Price: $105.00
Workshop Date(s):
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Explore the basic techniques of working clay on the pottery wheel, and let your hands guide your artistic expression. Over the course of this workshop, fundamentals of the ceramics studio will be covered, including throwing, drying, trimming, finishing, glazing, and cleanup.

Due to limited capacity, this in-person workshop is being made available for current UO students only.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, the Craft Center is committed to safety for all workshop participants. Studio users are expected to follow all standard Craft Center studio use guidelines. In addition, studio users are required to wear a mask covering nose and mouth while in the Craft Center facilities. All studio and tool use procedures are tailored for safety of both studio users and staff, and users will be asked to follow posted and verbal instructions to ensure a clean, comfortable studio environment. Detailed information about your workshop registration will be sent to you in a confirmation email from a Craft Center staff member before your workshop time.