Ceramics Open Studio

Ceramics Open Studio

Please note: To help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our community, some indoor facilities and outdoor recreational spaces may be closed or have modified access until further notice. 

Under current state guidelines, indoor galleries can re-open. Please contact the Irvine Fine Arts Center at 949-724-6880 or email fineartscustomerservice@cityofirvine.org to arrange your exhibition viewing appointment. Appointment information can be found at irvinefinearts.org/appointment. Modified recreational programming will be available to the community, and is available for registration at yourirvine.org

Irvine outdoor park spaces remain open for passive use by individuals within the same household, while wearing a face covering and maintaining physical distance from others outside of their household. Playgrounds are open. In accordance with state guidelines, gatherings of people from more than three households are prohibited, and individuals must maintain physical distance from others outside of their group. Learn more at the City Facility Updates webpage.



The Ceramics Studio is fully equipped with three large gas kilns firing at Cone 10, two low-fire electric kilns firing at Cone 06, and a Raku kiln. More than a dozen wheels line the perimeter of the studio along with two slab rollers, a spray booth, and damp room.

Studio technicians maintain scheduled bisque and glaze firings for work produced in the studio. In addition, assorted glazes are provided in the studio’s glaze room and stoneware clay is available for purchase.

Previous studio experience and closed-toe shoes are required. For more information and to purchase passes, please call the Irvine Fine Arts Center front desk at 949-724-6880.

Ceramics Open Studio (ages 18+)

Studio hours:
Mondays: 1–6 p.m.
Wednesdays: 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Thursdays: 6:30–9:30 p.m.
Fridays: 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Saturdays: 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Fees:  (Irvine Residents & Non-Residents):
$15 for 1-use pass             
$60 for 5-use pass             
$110 for 10-use pass


Teen Ceramics Open Studio (ages 12–17)

This program is for teens with ceramic experience who are interested in working independently with equipment and clay in an open space. Art supplies are provided. Closed-toe shoes required.

Participants are required to have a Participation Permission/Emergency Form and Parental Authorization Release Form completed before participation is allowed.

Fees:  (Irvine Residents & Non-Residents):
$10 for 1-use pass             

Please note:
Open Studio sessions are subject to change and are supervised by studio technicians and volunteers. 

Register for classes online at yourivine.org.

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