In our spacious ceramics studio, you’ll find potter’s wheels, electric and gas kilns, and plenty of table room for sculpture, hand building, glazing and decorating. The studio opens out onto a large paved courtyard that is often used for outdoor firing techniques like raku, horsehair and obvara. Classes and workshops are offered in all of the above.
If you need to work on a project, extra time for class work, or want to access a new tool, come to open studio! Stay for a couple hours or purchase a punch card and be a regular. Certain ceramics classes will also include open studio time in the registration fee.
If you haven’t taken a class at the J before and want to attend Open Studio, please submit this interest form.
Mondays 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Wednesdays 10:00am – 2:00pm
Thursdays 10:00am – 4:00pm
Fridays 10:00am – 4:00pm
Saturdays 10:00am – 3:00pm
10th Annual Cup Show
Calling all ceramicists! Have you submitted to our 10th Annual Cup Show yet? Submit three pieces to be featured in the exhibit this summer. Mugs, chalices, drinking cups, any and all kinds are welcome, just make sure they are at least 70% clay. Can’t wait to see what you’ve been working on.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I buy clay from you?
Yes you can buy clay directly from us even if you are not a studio member or current student. One bag of clay is $28 (includes tax) and can be purchased during open studio times.
I did ceramics in High School, can I come to open studio?
If you haven’t taken a class at the J before and want to attend Open Studio, 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.
I have never done ceramics before, can I come and play with some clay?
Due to safety and equipment risks, we ask that you take a beginner’s class to gain the basics of how ceramics works and a general understanding of safe practices.
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.