The Ceramics Studio is a 950SqFt slice of heaven located in our Norwich Facility. Its a friendly, fun, and functional studio for all things clay related! We are a community run ceramics studio that fires to cone 6 for glaze ware with electric, gas, and raku kilns.
Join us every Wednesday @ ~5pm to ~9pm for Ceramics & Cerveza an open class for any member to come drink beer(or not, judgement free) and make clay things!
If you would like to help the studio and don't know where to start Start Here!
To use the Ceramics Area you MUST take the Ceramics 101 class, it takes a bit under an hour and covers how the studio is run, safety, and expectations. It is required to work in the studio outside of Cerveza & Ceramics on Wednesdays.
Regularly Scheduled Trainings: Ceramics 101 - first and last Thursday of the month 6pm - 8pm - Eddie
The best way to contact the Ceramics Area Champion, Jeff, is coming to a Tuesday Public meeting or Ceramics & Cerveza. If neither of those work for you Email is the next best way.
Ceramics 101 - Basics of working with clay, health and safety, references and resources.(30min - 1hr)
↑ This class is required, to work in the Ceramics area unsupervised.
Ceramics 102 - Making Glazes, a guide to making glazes, testing, common faults and fixes.(3hr)
Ceramics 103 - Loading a Bisque Kiln (Electric Kiln)(3hr)
Ceramics 104 - Loading a Glaze Kiln (Electric Kiln)(3hr)
Ceramics 105 - Firing a Raku Kiln (Gas Kiln)(3hr)
Ceramics 106 - Firing a Reduction Kiln (Gas Kiln)(9hr)
Classes are 1-3 hours of hands on techniques exploring the medium of clay
2xx = handbuilding 3XX= Throwing, 4XX= Slip-casting and embellishment
Ceramics 301 - Pottery Wheel - The basic cylinder
Ceramics 302 - Pottery Wheel - Advanced forms of the cup and bowl
Ceramics 303 - Pottery wheel - Advanced forms of the vase
Ceramics 304 - Pottery wheel - Advanced forms, thoughts of design and decoration
Ceramics 305 - How To Trim
Ceramics 401 - Slip Casting (currently unavailable) - Basics of making a one piece mold, casting, and cleaning.
Ceramics 402 - Embellishment of surface with colors before firing
Ceramics 403 - Embellishment of surfaces after firing
Ceramics 404 - How To Glaze
Ceramics 405 - How to Scraffito
Where I go if I have questions, videos, and documentation
Due to Jeff's hectic schedule, emailing or talking to him before/after a Tuesday meeting or a Ceramics & Cerveza is the best way to get a class going. If Jeff schedules a training, he will post on the member's only board.
Ceramics 101: Every second and last Thursday of the month, from 6pm to 8pm