Ceramics Open Studio

Ceramics Open Studio

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. Participants must be 18 years or older. For more information, please call the Irvine Fine Arts Center front desk at 949-724-6880.


1.  Complete one full course or refresher course in the studio.
2.  Pass a quiz to demonstrate your level of understanding of studio use.
3.  Complete an Open Studio Agreement.
4.  Register for studio sessions at yourirvine.org.

Ceramics Open Studio Hours:
Open studio sessions available by registration.

Irvine Residents & Non-Residents
$15 per session

How to Pick Up Your Work

The firing process takes 2–3 weeks. Participants may come in to pick up their work on the following days/times:

  • Mondays: 1–5 p.m.
  • Wednesdays & Fridays: 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 11:30 a.m.–4:30  p.m.

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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