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. Wheels are available during Open Studio hours. 20 hours of Open Studio time a week is included with any of the 6-week adult classes. Kiln space is available for rental.

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Open Studio

Mondays 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Wednesdays 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Thursdays 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM Fridays 10:00 PM – 2:00 PM Saturdays 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Punchcards: 1 punch = 1 hour $40/punch card (10 sessions per card) $5/session without a punch card

If you haven’t taken a class at the J before and want to attend Open Studio, please submit this interest form.

Studio Events

The Ceramics Studio hosts special exhibits, workshops with visiting instructors, and fundraising events throughout the year.

The Annual Cup Show accepts submissions starting in March each year, with the exhibit opening in June.

Student Work

I have been a ceramic student at the J for over two years and absolutely love the place. I have taken a variety of classes, taught by Jesse Rasmussen, and use the many hours of open studio time each week that is generously given to the students. The atmosphere in the studio is very welcoming with plenty of space to work and many other students to help with ideas and to give encouragement when needed. I really can’t recommend the Jansen Art Center enough. It’s my second home. – JTaylor


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