Open Studio

We offer open studio time for those with experience in ceramics.  We encourage artists from all over the country to come down  to our beautiful coast and spend time exploring their work while enjoying our Frank Gehry designed work space.  We also have connections with local artists who rent accommodations for extended stays in our area.

You must be pre-approved in order to sign up for open studio, and all guidelines for studio use must be followed.

Please contact our Director of Ceramics Programming for further information at

Our state of the art ceramics studio offers:

  • Ample working space
  • Bailey 48/31 Deluxe downdraft gas kiln
  • Two electric Skutts
  • Two North Star slab rollers
  • Bailey clay extruder
  • Bailey MXP-70T mixer pugmill
  • Ten pottery wheels from Bailey and Clay Boss
  • A well supplied glaze room for glaze formulation and experimentation
  • Access to an assortment of studio molds, Giffin Grips, tools and basic studio glazes

Open studio students should provide their own work tools, apron, and work towels.  Basic studio glazes are available for use, but artists may purchase or mix their own glazes at their own expense.  Students must purchase clay from the studio and not at another facility or retail establishment, unless prior arrangements have been made.

Additional charges may occur if open studio students are involved in heavy production, excessive firings, or heavy glaze usage.  These charges are based on the volume of work produced.

Studio work times vary according to studio activity, but are always available during Museum opening hours: Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Please visit our class schedule or call 228 – 374- 5547 for late night studio hours.

Open Studio is offered on a monthly basis.

Cost $150 per month.

Member discount does not apply.