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We know it takes time, patience and work to develop craft skills. Open Studio is an option designed to help students who are enrolled in our multi-week classes practice their skills and develop their work. Think of Open Studio as self-directed homework time during extra available studio hours.  


To register and to pay for Open Studio, you may do so online, or by contacting the Registration Office in person or by calling 508-753-8183, x 301.

Open Studio Policies

Open Studio enrollment eligibility is limited to students who are enrolled in an eligible 6-week adult class within the current session.


Open Studio sessions expire with each course session.  Non-matriculating students may use the first week of the following session to complete their prior session's glaze work during Open Studio.

Students must be 18 years or older to enroll.

Once a student enrolls in Open Studio, they may use any or all of the posted Open Studio hours in the appropriate studio, for self-directed practice time. Students may initiate or complete work within the scope of the class in which they are currently registered. Hours are self-tracked by signing in and out of each period you attend. Students may use as few or many hours, during scheduled times, for the duration of the session.  No credit will be issued for hours not used, and there is no makeup or substitution for missed Open Studio.

To view available hours, scroll down to the Google Calendars below, or click Ceramics or Metals and click the "week" tab to find the listed OS hours. The calendars are updated regularly. Please check the specific date and time before coming in.  
Make sure you click on the period to read any notes related to that period. An example of a real-time update would be a monitor cancelling due to illness: this cancels Open Studio. All Weather Cancellations include Open Studio, even if the calendar has not been updated.

Metals Studio calendar

*Metals Studio must have an assigned safety monitor during all Open Studio periods or they will be cancelled.

Metals OS does not include use of enameling studio, gas forge, casting equipment and/or lapidary equipment. Students must be signed off on specialized equipment prior to use.​

Metals Studio Access

$32.00 /3-hour session

Here's your chance to access the Metals Studio!

If you participated in a Metals class in 2020/2021 you can “buy time” in the Metals Studio. You do not have to be registered in a 6-week class to register for a 3-hour slot, but it is expected that you will work within your skill set. A minimum of Jewelry/Metals 1 or Dept permission required.

A studio monitor is available, but no instruction or consultation is provided. Participants are responsible for proper tool use, care and clean-up. Participants must have experience using the studios specialized equipment, some of which includes: air/acetylene torches, rolling mill, hydraulic press, electro-etching system, polishing/finishing equipment, lapidary machines etc.

We reserve the right to restrict the use of equipment if it is used improperly and no refund will be issued. We reserve the right to limit consumable consumption.

There is a minimum of 3 prepaid hours.


  • No materials or supplies are provided, but basic supplies such as solder, saw blades, metal and stone etc. may be available for purchase.

  • There is no access to other Studios during this time*

  • Participants should complete clean-up within the 3 hour block.

  • No refund or credit is given for time not used.

*Metals Studio time does not include use of the enameling kilns, 3D printers, gas forge, oxy/acetylene casting torch, casting equipment.


Ceramics Open Studio (for enrolled students) - SUMMER 2021


Ceramics Open Studio is an additional option available for registration only for students enrolled in the concurrent session's multiweek class.


Use of any or all of the posted hours in the ceramics studio, for self-directed practice time.  Students may initiate or complete work, within the scope of the class in which they are currently registered.  Hours are self-tracked by signing in and out of each period you attend, and each student may use as few or many hours during scheduled times, for the duration of the session. The Open Studio session expires with each course session. Students must be 18 years or older to enroll.  There is no makeup or substitution for missed Open Studio.

By enrolling in Open Studio you agree to the following:

  • I understand Open Studio hours are subject to change at the discretion of the Ceramics Studio management.

  • I will regularly check the Open Studio Google Calendar found to the left or by clicking here.  Please click on the intended day of attendance to view details. (exceptions will not be visible in weekly or monthly view unless clicking on event).

  • I will follow COVID-19 best practices in effect when entering the studio (until otherwise noted):

    • Self-assess before entering the building

    • Masks are required inside the building

    • Wash hands upon entering the studio

    • Maintain physical distancing whenever possible

  • I will observe the posted start and end times of Open Studio. 

  • I understand coming early or staying late will result in reduced hours for all attendees and I will forfeit the individual enrollment without a refund.

GLASS Open Studio

Effective Fall 2021 - New Street Glass Studio is closed.  All glassblowing, flameworking, cold-working, and fusing courses have been cancelled.  Stained glass programs have been relocated to 25 Sagamore Road, Worcester, MA.

No Open Studio options are available due to program limitations.


If you have questions, please contact Gale Scott via email at