Clay Studio

Clay Info
Those enrolled in our Adult clay classes will have access to the clay studio.
OPEN STUDIO TIME IS FOR ADULTS ONLY, PLEASE DO NOT BRING YOUR CHILDREN.
Students must sign in at office before entering clay room for open studio.

FALL OPEN STUDIO HOURS:
Monday daytime: 10am - 3pm, 9/18 through 12/4, closed 10/9
Monday evening: 6pm - 9pm, 9/18 through 12/4, closed 10/9
Wednesday 10 am - 3 pm : 9/20 through 12/6,  closed 11/22

OPEN STUDIO NOT AVAILABLE the following Wednesdays: October 4, November 8 and December 6

Please be mindful of our classes, do not use the studio when a class is in session

Can EAC fire pieces I have made somewhere else?
No, we will only fire the pieces you have made with the EAC clay bodies.

What clay are we using at EAC?
Fired to cone 04 for Bisque and cone 6 for glaze, EAC offers two clay bodies to choose from.
#150 is a mid-fire earthenware with some grog, toast brown in color.
#65 is a white stoneware

Adult clay students will be given one 12.5lb bag of clay to create work from. Those who want to create more work may purchase an additional bag of clay at $50/bag (25lbs) or $25/ half bag (12.5lbs.) This cost includes bisque and glaze firing. Students are limited to three total bags (75lbs) of clay per session, this includes the bag you are given when class begins.

Thick forms are more prone to steam explosions when bisque fired. EAC suggests students use 5/8" blue needles to gauge maximum thickness, to prevent explosion during firing.

We encourage students to clean up and notch the base of thrown pieces before cutting them off the wheel to prevent sharp edges after firing.

Ware should be thoroughly cleaned on base of any glaze so it can be loaded in the kiln for glaze firing. Consult with clay technician if you would like ware glazed on the bottom to discuss if we have appropriate stilts for firing.

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