Interim Ceramic Student Studio Use

Date: March 1 - April 9, 2023
Prerequisite: Winter/Spring 2023 students only
Fee: $130

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From March 1 to April 9, 2023, the FVAC Ceramics Studios 2A and 4A are available to students who are ending a winter ceramics class and are enrolled in a spring 2023 ceramics class.

The FVAC Ceramics Studio houses 4 potter wheels (studio 2A), several worktables (studio 4A), a wedging table (studio 4A), storage shelves, a slab roller, plenty of ware-boards and bats, plaster forms, an extruder, and a plethora of tools for all stages of working. We have 2 electric kilns (only to be used by Studio Manager). The Ceramics Studio also offers a wide assortment of high-fire glazes and stains.

There is an online sign-up form on the website for all current students and Clay Coop participants that use the studio. This will allow for the center to keep track of use and security purposes. Reserve no more than 3 days in advance and no more than 3-hour time blocks.
The capacity limit is 6 individuals per room.
Studio hours are 7:00 AM – 11:00 PM except during classes/workshops. Hours are subject to change.

Use of studio is for clay work only. No other materials should be used as they could contaminate glazes, clay, and or cause damage to equipment. Clay and glazes supplied by the FVAC are only to be used. No other clay body will be allowed to be fired in our kiln. Commercial glazes will be allowed with the instructor’s approval. We fire to cone ^6, so please ensure that any commercial glazes are rated to cone ^6.
Firings will be scheduled throughout the semester. We will do our best to hold weekly firings. To ensure everyone gets their work in on time for firings there will be cut-off dates for wet work and glazing. Dates for those deadlines will be posted and announced by your instructor. Projects ready to be fired should be placed on dedicated shelving unit. Those units will be clearly labeled.
Scrap pieces of clay are to be disposed of properly. Dump scrap clay into the recycled clay bucket. Please reframe from pouring anything but water into the sink.
Students are to keep the classroom neat and organized. Please wipe down tables, extruder, and any other pieces of equipment after use. Wash buckets, brushes, sponges, and tools when done.