General Information

Tour Pricing (per visitor):

Adults – $8

Seniors – $6

College Students – $5

Students (K-12) – $3

 

Additional Activity Fees and Limitations:

*Groups must be booked a minimum of two weeks in advance. Groups that reserve within the two week period or that exceed the 100 visitor maximum will need to be self-guided, but will still be eligible for our discounted tour rates.*

For more information, or to book a tour call Adriaan at 228-374-5547 ext. 1202 or email tours@georgeohr.org

Clay Pinch Pots

Each participant will receive a small ball of clay and instruction on how to form this into a pinched bowl. Students will then paint their pots with ceramic slips and leave them in the studio to be clear glazed and fired. This project allows participants the opportunity to experience clay on a basic level and to work with decoration and painting.
Time needed in the studio: 30 minutes
Age level: Suitable for all ages and experience levels
Cost: $7 per person

Slab Vases

Participants will work with prepared slabs of clay and form vases that are about 8” in height. We will provide texture tools for the slabs and also molds in which students can create embellishments to add to their vases. You may choose to paint and decorate work or leave it to be glazed in one color by our studio artists. All work is fired in our studio and ready for pickup in two weeks. This project allows participants the experience of working with slabs of clay, adding texture, and joining pieces together.

Time needed in the studio: 45 minutes – one hour
Age level: Suitable for all ages and experience levels
Cost: $20 per person

Carved Tiles

Participants will receive a prepared porcelain tile approximately 6” x 6.” Using designs provided by the studio and/or students, we will trace and carve a design into the tile using intricate carving tools. The result is a black and white tile that has a block printing look, suitable for display or framing. Projects are left in our studio to be fired. This project allows participants the experience of working with tiles in a stylized approach, removing clay rather than adding it, and adapting a two dimensional design to clay.

Time needed in the studio: One hour
Age level: Suitable for ages 15 and up and all experience levels
Cost: $20 per person

Mardi Gras Masks

This is a fun project for all ages. We will provide you with slabs of clay and mask templates. Students trace templates onto clay to create a mask form approximately 12” x 5”. They then adorn masks with clay coils, beads, and other handmade embellishments. We will provide an array of bright colors to paint with, and then we will clear glaze and fire work for pickup in two weeks. This project encourages full artistic expression and involves working with slabs, coils, molds, and glaze.

Time needed in the studio: One hour minimum/ 2 hours maximum
Age level: Suitable for ages 12 and up and all experience levels
Cost: $20 per person

Mermaid Wind Chimes

Easy for all ages! We will provide you with patterns to make a 7 part mermaid out of clay. Students trace patterns onto slabs of clay, then cut them out and turn them into ravishing mermaids. We will provide an array of bright colors with which to paint, and then we will clear glaze and fire work for pickup in two weeks. Even guys like this project! When you pick up this particular project, it will include the rope needed to connect the pieces of your mermaid. Assembly is easy and done at home.

Time needed in the studio: One and a half hours
Age level: Suitable for ages 12 and up and all experience levels
Cost: $20 per person

Ceramic Magnolias

Make a beautiful flower which happens to be the state flower of Mississippi! We will provide patterns for students to cut out of pre-prepared slabs and instruct students on how to join together. Fired here at our studio and ready to pick up in a couple of weeks. The result is a beautiful sculpture for your tabletop.

Time needed in the studio: One and a half hours
Age level: Suitable for ages 12 and up and all experience levels
Cost: $25 per person

Book a tour to the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art and your group will get a glimpse into some of the Southeast’s most influential and intriguing artists, as well as a window to the cultural legacy of historic Biloxi. Our main focus is on the work of George Ohr, but rotating exhibits also offer examples of the work of contemporary southern artists. The Pleasant Reed Interpretive Center offers a unique opportunity to look into the life and legacy of emancipated slave Pleasant Reed as well as a chance to see the City of Biloxi as it was at the dawn of the 20th century.

We can work with your needs to develop the best plan for your group’s visit. We have planned everything from quick stop tours focused on a single aspect such as George Ohr’s Pottery to full day field trips with activities and lunches planned for groups of up to 100 visitors. A pottery wheel demonstration can also be scheduled to go along with your tour in which one of our professional potters will show your group how a simple pot is thrown on the wheel. We can also plan an activity for your group! Our most suggested activity is pinch pots(other activities available). These pots are shaped by your hands, glazed, and fired on campus. We’ll call you when you can come pick up your pots (shipping options also available)!

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Tour Details:

Guided tours include a museum provided tour guide. Self-guided tours must include 10 or more party members.

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