Independent Ceramics At-Home

Winter 2021 Independent Ceramics – At Home 

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 – Thursday, April 8, 2021 (6 weeks)

Cut off for registration is March 15th.

Independent Studio At-Home is designed for those who have experience working with clay. No instruction is provided. This class is not intended for beginning students. Independent Studio – At Home provides a unique opportunity to make work at home and bring what you have created into the Ann Arbor Art Center for processing. Independent Studio – At Home does not include ANY use of Ann Arbor Art Center equipment.

You will NOT have access to: 

  • Pottery Wheels  
  • Bats
  • Bat Holders
  • Slab Roller
  • Wedging Tables
  • Molds or Studio Tools

Your Independent Studio – At Home registration fee includes: All firing costs and glazing supplies related to processing your work. Clay must be purchased separately. You can do this through our gallery shop and it is available to purchase during normal business hours. We offer both in store and curbside pick-up. Masks will be required at all times while in the building. Clay options include: You-Bet-Cha, B-Mix 5 w/grog, RO-95 Porcelain, RO-82MTerracotta and #60 Speckled. 

The Ann Arbor Art Center will ONLY process pieces made from the clay purchased through the Art Center. Please NOTE – The Ann Arbor Art Center Ceramics Studio is a “Closed Loop System”. Outside clays and unknown materials cannot be processed at our facility. The Ceramics Studio staff reserves the right to reject pieces that could cause damage to other objects or equipment during the firing process.

Important Dates:

First day to pick up clay Tuesday February 23rd 2021

First day to drop off work Tuesday March 2nd 2021

Students will only be able to drop off work during the times listed below. Pieces being dropped off should be 100% bone dry and ready to be loaded into the kiln. The Ceramics Studio Staff will do their best to bisque fire your pieces ASAP. General turn-around time for pieces to be ready to glaze is 6-7 days. Students will be asked to limit their time in the studio to 15 minutes or less when dropping off. 

Drop Off Days: No appointment necessary

Last Day to Drop off is Sunday April 4th 2021

  • Tuesdays  – 4:00pm and 6:00pm
  • Wednesdays between – 2:00pm and 6:00pm
  • Thursdays between – 10:00am and 4:00pm


To glaze work students will need to sign up for glazing appointments. There will be several 1.5 hour glazing sessions available each week. Students are welcome to sign up for a few different sessions over the course of the term.

Glazing Days and Times: By appointment ONLY and can be made by CLICKING HERE.

Last Day to Glaze is Sunday April 11th 2021

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