Clay Studio

CLAY STUDIO POLICIES

  1.   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 for glazing and firing.
  2.   Members and class participants can purchase up to 2 bags of clay per month. This does not include clay purchased as part of a supply fee for a class.
  3.   Starting August 2019 the clay studio will no longer be accepting work for firing that is created/produced outside of The Crafts Center. This change is being introduced as an effort to build upon our Crafts Center motto – MAKE IT HERE – and to further our mission to educate, learn, share, and grow as a community of makers as part of the NC State University campus.

The Clay Studio provides a space for students to work on pottery, sculpture and related projects.

Locations

  • Handbuilding area – Room 101HB
  • Wheel classroom area – Room 101W
  • Glazing area – Room 101G

Features

  • Pottery wheels
  • Handbuilding tables and canvases
  • A slab roller
  • Rolling pins
  • Textures
  • Miscellaneous molds
  • Buckets
  • Bats
  • Two clay extruders
  • More than 25 glazes
  • Sculpture stands
  • A gas kiln for glaze firing (we fire at cone 10 reduction)
  • Electric kilns for bisque firing
  • Lockers to store clay and supplies are available for a rental fee.

Hours

The Clay Studio is open during Crafts Center hours, but it’s available for use by studio members only when a class is not in session (exception: a courtesy wheel area is available for use when a class is in 101W). View schedule »

Studio Membership

Studio memberships are available for purchase by those not taking a class, provided they have sufficient experience and knowledge to work independently in the studio. First–time users must complete an orientation before purchasing a membership. 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.]

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Studio Notes

  • You must be 18 or older, or a currently enrolled NC State student, and have health insurance to use          the studio.
  • Any clay used in the studio must be purchased at the Crafts Center.
  • Basic pottery tools such as ribs, needle tools, settle knives and bat pins are available for purchase.
  • Supplies may be purchased by studio members and clay students only.