Crafts Center studios

From a black and white darkroom to a bike repair facility, the Crafts Center’s studios serve as both learning laboratories and “playgrounds,” engaging ever-curious minds. The Crafts Center houses eight studios: Mixed Media, Clay, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry/Metals, Lapidary, Photography, and Wood. View each studio page for more information

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Membership: Join the Crafts Center!

To use a studio when you’re not taking a class or a workshop, you can purchase a studio membership provided you have sufficient experience/knowledge to work independently in the studio. IFirst-time users must complete an orientation before purchasing a membership. Those deemed to have insufficient experience/knowledge to work independently in the studio may be required to take an introductory level class in order to obtain a studio pass.Membership to the Crafts Center entitles members full access to special events and their studio of choice during open hours and when a class is not in session. (The Center’s schedule runs on the official NC State University  schedule.) Studio access may be limited or unavailable during class times. Studio memberships are valid for the current semester only unless an Annual Membership is purchased.

To schedule an orientation, contact the appropriate studio manager listed on our Staff page.

Studio Membership fees

Fees are based upon your affiliation to the university and vary by studio. To learn more, view our fees and guidelines »

Studio hours

Studios are open when the Crafts Center is open, though access may be limited or unavailable during class times.

See Crafts Center hours »


In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, NC State will honor requests for reasonable accommodations made by individuals with disabilities. Requests can be served more effectively if notice is provided at least 10 days before the event. Direct accommodation requests via e-mail to Crafts Center Director Carol Fountain Nix.


Mixed Media Studio

The Mixed Media Studio provides a space for students to work on painting, drawing, screen printing, bookmaking and related projects. Location Room 131 Features Table easels Standing easels Drawing boards Small screenprinting press Hours The

Clay Studio

CLAY STUDIO POLICIES   Clay and tools are available for purchase by clay studio members/students only. We only fire clay and glazes purchased from the Crafts Center. The cost of each bag includes additional fees

Fiber Studio

The Fiber Studio provides a space for students to work on weaving, hand spinning, sewing and related projects. Location Room 117 Features Floor looms Inkle looms Spinning wheels Sewing machines Irons and ironing boards A library

Glass Studio

The Glass Studio provides a space for students to work on stained glass, glass fusing, slumping and lampworking projects. Location Room 123 Features Glass kilns Dual gas torches for lampworking Soldering irons A light box

Jewelry and Metals Studio

The Jewelry and Metals Studio provides a space for students to work on silversmithing, enameling and related projects. Location Room 125 Features Three acetylene torch stations Hydraulic presses Assorted metalworking and silversmithing tools and equipment

Lapidary Studio

The Lapidary Studio provides a space for students to work on faceting, cabbing and related projects. Location Room 121 Features Six Facetron machines Six cabbing machines A rock saw A wax pot for use with

Photography Studio

The Photography Studio and the Darkroom Photography Studios provide spaces for students to work on black and white photography, digital photography and related projects. Locations Darkroom Photography Studio – Room 136 Digital Photography Studio –

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Wood Studio

The Wood Studio provides a space for students to work on woodworking, woodturning, carving, bike repair and related projects. Location Room 140 Features A planer A jointer Saws: Table, radial arm, scroll and band Sanders,