Ceramics Studio

The First College Ceramics Studio is an “open studio” work environment for students in which beginners can work alongside experienced ceramicists on independent projects. Local artist and ceramicist Debbie Reichard, is the Director.  If you have questions about the studio, please email firstrc@princeton.edu.  The studio is located in the basement of 1938 Hall, on the right at the bottom of the first entryway stairs.

The studio is equipped with three electric wheels and two kickwheels, tables for handbuilding, a glaze area and kiln. A studio manager is always present to provide instruction.  All materials and firings are provided, all you have to do is show up!
The Ceramic Studio regularly hosts a freshman seminar that explores archaeological approaches to pottery techniques.

Room Policies: The staff (student managers or instructors) administer the policies of the studio and provide training to all visitors regardless of level of experience. 

Fall Semester Hours:
7-10pm, Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday - Open Hours
2-3pm, Saturday - Classes/Demonstrations/Workshops
5:30-8pm, Sunday - Open Hours

Due to covid restrictions, the ceramic studio capacity is limited and restricted to UNDERGRADS ONLY via registration. Masks must be worn and there will be no eating or drinking in the studio (you may step outside to eat/drink).

CLICK HERE to view Spring 2022 OPEN HOURS


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