Ceramic Open Studios

The Ceramic Open Studio provides current students with an opportunity to practice and advance their skills outside of class time. During open studio hours, students may build on wheel, hand building, and glazing techniques. While there will be a studio monitor present at all times, instruction will not be provided.

Students enrolled in a current session are entitled to 3 hours of Ceramic Open Studio time for each week of the semester. Students have access to a total of 12 open studio sessions and will have the option of attending any open studio as listed in the schedule below.

No more than 12 students will be allowed entry to any given open studio session. Open Studio hours cannot be rolled over into other class periods and no make ups are available for missed sessions.

Ceramic Open Studio Schedule

4:00pm - 7:00pm

4:00pm - 7:00pm

1:00pm to 4:00pm
4:00pm - 7:00pm

1:00pm to 4:00pm

1:00pm to 4:00pm

Fees for Clay

25 lb. Brown Stoneware Clay $15
25 lb. Porcelain $24
25 lb. White Stoneware Clay $14

Students can purchase a tool kit for $18 at the first class.

Fees for Firing

All ceramic work fired in the school kilns are subject to a firing fee of 4 cents per cubic inch. Firing fees MUST be paid at the end of the semester. Credit cards will be taken upon registration to pay for all firing fees.


Open Sketch

We are excited to be bringing back our Open Sketch sessions!

These sessions are open to the public ages 16 & up and provide the opportunity to work in a studio environment from a live model in the artist’s preferred medium. We have a maximum capacity of 12 students per session.

Models are of male and female genders and are nude for all bookings except the first Friday of every month.

Open Sketch sessions are all walk-in. Payment is made in cash (exact change only) or with a check made out to Silvermine School of Art. There is no payment through a credit card.

Monday: 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM | Studio 2 | No Meeting Dec. 27 | $30

Wednesday: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Studio 1 | No Meeting Nov. 24, Dec. 22 | $30

Friday: 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM | Studio 3 | No Meeting Oct 22, Nov 26, Dec 24, Dec 31 | $40