Independent Ceramics At-Home

Spring 2021 Ceramics Independent Studio – At Home

Tuesday, April 20th. to Sunday, May 30th. 2021 (6 weeks)

Cut off for registration is Sunday May 2nd. 2021

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 is designed for those who have experience working with clay and understand ALL aspects of the ceramics process, both construction and glazing. No instruction is provided. This class is not intended for beginning students. Your registration is for one adult 18 years of age or older. 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

If you have not used our studio before a mandatory meeting must be scheduled with the Studio Manger Marc McCay. Please email mmccay@annarborartcenter.org BEFORE registering.

Your Independent Studio – At Home registration fee includes: All firing costs and glazing supplies related to processing your work. Clay must be purchased separately through our gallery shop 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: Rovin Ceramics You Bet Cha! Laguna Mix, B-Mix 5 w/grog, Rovin Ceramics RO-95 Porcelain, Rovin Ceramics RO-82M Terracotta and Laguna #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 – Friday, April 16th. 2021

First day to drop off work – Tuesday, April 20th. 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 as quickly as possible. 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 work – Sunday, May 23rd. 2021

Tuesdays – 4:00pm and 6:00pm

Wednesdays – 2:00pm and 6:00pm

Thursdays – 10:00am and 4:00pm

Saturdays – 3:00pm and 7:30pm

Sundays – 10:00pm and 5:30pm


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 need to have a clear understanding of the glazing process.

Last Day to Glaze is Sunday May 30th. 2021

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


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