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.

OPEN STUDIO  
CURRENT OPEN STUDIO HOURS:

These hours will begin once classes have started.
MONDAY 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
WEDNESDAY 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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?
This clay body (150) is a mid-fire earthenware with some grog. Fired to cone 04 for Bisque and cone 4 for glaze.
The EAC will be transitioning to Cone 6 clays and glazes. Our brown  (150) will fire to cone 6 so that we can use it until it is gone. We will continue to use the white stoneware (65) for adult classes only and will be adding a red stoneware when the 150 runs out. This new red stoneware has grog and should be a good substitute for the 150 and hand building projects. EAC has created a few new glazes and our current glazes have a new look at the higher temperature firing.

Adult clay students will be given one 25lb bag of clay to create work from. Those who want to create more work may purchase an additional bag of clay at $50/bag. This cost includes bisque and glaze firing.

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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