Our Ceramics Studio is a 4,000-square-foot facility with an additional 1,200 square feet of outdoor kiln area. We teach a broad range of classes—from entry-level to advanced, through one-day workshops and multi-week sessions. In addition to wheel-throwing, glaze, and hand-building studio areas, there are semi-private studios for resident artists.
Equipped to support a range of ceramic forming and finishing processes, the Ceramics Studio can accommodate throwing, slip-casting, clay sculpture, tile making, glaze development, mold making, and ceramic design.
With the 2013 renovation of the Ceramics Studio, our students and artists now enjoy 5 kilns and firing types: raku, electric oxidation, gas reduction, sodium vapor, and wood-fueled firing. The renovation was supported by capital funds from Worcester State University matched by the Stoddard Charitable Trust and the Fletcher Foundation. The main studio areas are open and well-lit by natural skylights, as are the studios for the resident artists.
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Our New Street Glass Studio is a 8,000-square-foot facility located offsite at 35B New Street in Worcester. We teach a broad range of classes—from entry-level to advanced, through one-day workshops and multi-week sessions. In addition to glassblowing, flameworking, and cold shop areas, there are semi-private studios for resident artists.
At our Glass Studio, we teach youth and adult classes, provide studio rentals and host some events. Every so often, a nationally known glass artist will visit our studio. There they present their work with an artist talk and demo their fiery craft.
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Metals & Enamels
Our 2,000-square-foot Metals Studios space provides access to an extensive variety of metal working tools, enabling our students to fully explore metal craft in our courses. Our 2 metals studios include studio space and workbenches for 12 students, a glass-enameling studio, a flexshaft/polishing room, and a tool room.
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