Director, Ceramics Department: Marianne Chénard
The VAC started as a clay guild over 70 years ago and our ceramics tradition continues to thrive. The department offers a unique learning experience in our large studio, equipped with fourteen wheels, five electric kilns, and a laboratory for preparation of glazes. Teaching focuses on technical expertise — mastering the wheel, use of glazes, etc. — but also encourages students to explore the expanding boundaries of contemporary ceramic art.
The additional fee for materials covers: up to one box of clay, glazes, stains, and engobes, as well as firings and the use of open studios for extra practice. Students are expected to bring their own tools.
Open Studio in Ceramics – Fall 2018 / Winter 2019 and Spring 2019
Mon. 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Tues. 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Wed. 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Thurs. 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Fri. 1:00 – 9:00 pm
Sat. 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Sun. 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Open studio is made available to students for extra practice time. Cost of open studio is included in course fees. (Schedule is subject to change.)
N.B.-last open studio in the fall session will be Dec. 17, the last open studio in the winter session will be Apr. 6, and the last open studio in the spring session will be June 17.
Open Studio in Ceramics – Summer 2019
Tues. and Thurs. 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Fri. 5:00 – 9:00 pm
N.B.–Last open studio in the summer session will be August 23. Open studio is made available for ceramic students for extra practice time. Cost of open studio is included in course fees. Schedule is subject to change.