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Director, Ceramics Department: Élise Provencher

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 2019 / Winter 2020

Mon. 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Tues. 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Wed. 1:00 – 4:00 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. 15, the last open studio in the winter session will be Apr. 4.

Artist in Residence in the Ceramic Studio

January to April – we accept projects that require residencies of 2 weeks to 4 months
Studio access every day from 10:30am to 9pm
Fees : 25$/week or 300$ for a full four month residency

Application deadline : December 15

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