Ceramics

**Please note: Limited ceramics programming for 2021 due to COVID-19. The Ceramics Studio is not open to the public at this time.

 

GET YOUR HANDS IN CLAY AT LBIF

Are you new to the medium of ceramics or are you a veteran potter? Look to the LBIF for all of your creative clay needs! The Ceramics Studio at LBIF is one of the most state-of-the-art studios in the area – plus one of the liveliest departments in our facility. We boast some of the most attractive firing techniques in all of southern New Jersey with our various kilns types: Electric including “Big Blue” (for larger-scale pieces), Gas, Raku, and our newest kiln – the Soda/Wood Kiln.

LBIF offers a wide range of ceramics classes and workshops for all skill levels including the very beginner to the most advanced. Twice a year the LBIF hosts week-long workshops with renown artists for our Visiting Artist Series.

Visiting Artist

William Baker is a full time studio potter and kiln builder living in Bakersville, North Carolina. He was a Resident Artist at the Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts in Asheville, NC and the EnergyXchange in Burnsville, NC. For the last 10 years William has focused on refining his clay work and his understanding of the wood firing process.

William Baker Workshop

Dates TBD, please contact ceramics@lbifoundation.org

Fee $500/LBIF Member $450

Ceramic Summer Resident $375

This course will focus on the wood firing process, utilizing the LBIF wood/soda kiln, giving participants hands-on experience in all aspects of the firing process. Students will bring their cone 10 bisque ware and we will load the kiln on Monday. Taking shifts, we will work as a team to explore the many details that go into a successful wood firing. While the kiln cools, demonstrations in the studio will include wheel throwing, altering techniques, and combining handbuilt thrown components. Further discussion topics include aspects of wood firing and soda firing as well as kiln building considerations. On the last day we will unload the kiln together, providing an essential opportunity to absorb the information from the firing.

Saturday Ceramic Drop In

Date Saturdays 10:00am – 2:00pm

Fee Studio Drop-In Approx. $35 (approx 2 hours)

Fire Me Up! $15 plus cost of ceramic piece

Members doing Fire Me Up! only pay for cost of piece

Please check our website for updates. Join us and enjoy a relaxed, creative environment on Saturdays. Those interested in ceramics can drop by and learn the basics of wheel throwing and/or handbuilding. We also have ore-made ceramic items and you can choose to paint at your own pace. We have mugs, bowls, boxes, figurines, and much more! Saturdays are perfect for a day out with your family, trying something new with friends, rainy days, and expanding your interest in the arts.

The Residency Program

The LBIF’s Ceramic Residency Program allows potters the opportunity to work in a communal studio space. Residents are assigned a dedicated wheel or handbuilding space, as well as storage space in the studio spanning the summer or winter months.

Private Lessons

Why not make a birthday or anniversary even more special with a private session in the ceramics studio? Handbuilding projects or smaller groups on the wheel can be scheduled in advance with LBIF, or improve your pottery skills with a one-on-one private lesson focusing on specific areas. Contact our ceramics studio for more information.

Please note

All clay fired at in our kilns must be purchased at the LBIF.

Questions? Email our Studio Manager Jeff, at ceramics@lbifoundation.org for more information

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