The Ceramics Firing Program allows for currently registered Ceramic Open Studio participants to safely drop off their work at the center.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Participants must be Ceramics Certified through the Irvine Fine Arts Center.
  • Must be a current Irvine Fine Arts Center Ceramics Open Studio or class participant within the last calendar year.

How to Drop Off Your Work

  • Register online at yourirvine.org for your preferred drop-off date and time.
    • $15 registration fee includes one box (bisque or glaze).
    • Limit one participant per time slot, per week; up to a quantity of three boxes maximum ($15 per box).
    • New time slots will be added in weekly increments.
    • No refunds will be allowed.
  • Enter through the front entrance of the facility and check-in at the front desk at your registered drop-off date and time.
  • Participants must deliver work in a cardboard box or plastic container.
    • Maximum size limit: 12" wide x 15" deep x 10" high (bankers box).
    • Pieces must be marked with your initials, symbol, or stamp and may not be larger than 15 inches wide.
    • No more than four plates per box.
  • Box or container must be labeled with a firing form and clearly list participant's name, contact information, number of pieces, bisque or glaze, and a description/picture of how you label your wares (symbol, stamp, initials, etc.).

    DOWNLOAD FIRING FORM HERE

  • Face coverings are required for all visitors inside City facilities, regardless of vaccination status.

How to Pick Up Your Work

  • The firing process takes 2–3 weeks after drop-off. Participants may come in to pick up their work on the following days/times:
    • Wednesdays: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
    • Fridays: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
    • Saturdays: Noon–5 p.m.
  • Face coverings are required for all visitors inside City facilities, regardless of vaccination status.

Additional Information

  • Kiln will be operated on a first-come, first-serve basis, and upon fully filling a kiln for best effectiveness.
  • Prolific makers may need to wait as the center provides equal opportunity for participation.
  • Participants must purchase clay from the Irvine Fine Arts Center or have permission from a technician to use their own.
    • One bag of clay allowed per person, per purchase.
  • Glazing participants will need to purchase their own glaze from Aardvark or similar vendors.
  • Glaze information must be clearly listed on the firing form.

For questions, call 949-724-6880.