In our spacious ceramics studio, we offer a variety of equipment and facilities including potter’s wheels, electric and gas kilns, and plenty of table room for sculpture, hand building, glazing, and decorating. Additionally, we have an ADA throwing wheel available to ensure that individuals with disabilities can also participate in ceramics. The studio also opens out onto a large paved courtyard that is often used for outdoor firing techniques such as raku, horsehair, and obvara. Classes and workshops are offered in all of these techniques.
Open studio is available for studio members who have taken a class at The J. Students who take a class are allotted a shelf space which can then carry over to open studio once the class has ended. Studio members can then purchase a punch card to continue their interest in ceramics. Taking a class at the J provides new members the introduction to tools, studio process, open studio as well as glazing and firings.
Mondays 5:00pm – 8:30pm
Wednesdays 10:00am – 2:00pm
Thursdays 10:00am – 4:00pm
Fridays 10:00am – 4:00pm
Saturdays 10:00am – 3:00pm
Punch Cards & Clay
$50 for 10 1-hour sessions
$28 / Bag of Clay
$10 / Bag of Recycled Clay
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I buy clay from you?
No, clay is available for students and studio members of the Jansen Art Center only. We do not carry enough stock to sell to the public.
I have not taken a class at the J, can I come to open studio?
If you haven’t taken a class at the J before and want to attend Open Studio, you must have a background in ceramics including familiarity with safety and practices of a ceramics studio and be approved by out studio manager before joining Open Studio. Contact our Ceramics Program Director for more information.
Please submit this interest form. Our studio is growing faster than ever so there might be a waitlist to attend if you haven’t taken a class with us before.
My teenager took a ceramics class at the J, can they come to open studio times to work on their projects?
Teens 13+ can come to open studio if accompanied by a parent or guardian.
I made work in a different studio, can I fire it in your kiln?
We can fire your work here at the studio. The price is $5/cubic foot for a bisque firing and $15/cubic foot for a cone 6 glaze firing. Please fill out this form and someone will get back to you shortly.
Do you offer financial scholarships?
The mission of the Jansen Art Center is to create opportunities for the community to engage in the arts, and we recognize that financial barriers can limit access to the arts. If a scholarship would enable you to attend one of our programs, please fill out this form! Scholarships are available for people of all ages and can be applied to all programs from classes to exhibit submission fees.