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OPEN STUDIO

GB Arts offers Open Studio time to Studio Members. If you are a potter, jeweller, or stained glass artist with previous experience, please contact us for an orientation with our Studio Tech.

You must have taken the required class(es) in your chosen medium or tell us about your previous studio experience to qualify. It is at the discretion of the Studio Tech to grant individuals Open Studio access. Once you are accepted as an Open Studio candidate, you must schedule a 30-minute safety and best studio practices session with a technician before you can begin using our studios.

To nurture a creative, healthy, and safe studio environment, you must always follow the rules of the studio. Failure to comply may result in a suspension of your studio privileges.

If you bring you own tools, please make sure to label them.

If you are using our tools, please make sure to clean them! 

Studios are only open to Studio Members when they are not occupied by a class. Please refer to our calendar on the right to see which times are available.

Calendar of studio availability

CLAY STUDIO

The clay used in this studio must be purchased from GB Arts. Clay is priced per bag and includes one bisque firing and one glaze firing (with glazes provided). The studio has ten electric wheels, handbuilding and wedging tables, two slab rollers, a toolkit with hand tools, an extruder, and two electric kilns. Only clay purchased from GB Arts and pieces made during class or studio time will be fired in our kilns.

JEWELLERY STUDIO

Students may bring their own raw materials or purchase them from GB Arts. Flux and pickle are provided. The studio has ten benches with lights and flex shafts, a rolling mill, a kick press, two hydraulic presses, a drill press, an oxy-acetylene mini torch, four propane torches, a toolkit of hand tools that can be signed out, and sundry tools and equipment.

STAINED GLASS STUDIO

Students may bring their own raw materials or purchase them from GB Arts (including a large array of stained glass). The studio has a toolkit of hand tools that can be signed out. The studio has ten soldering irons, grinders, and sundry tools and equipment.

DIGITAL LAB

Borrow one of our fabulous iPads and bring your art into the digital world! Our iPads are loaded with everything you need to digitally paint, edit photos, create vectors, surf the internet… etc! iPads must be used on site at GB Arts in one of our swing spaces or cafe.

LOOM ROOM

Students may bring their own raw materials or purchase them from GB Arts. We have three full-sized looms and a few smaller ones. Our Loom Room is located upstairs in our bright and airy office space.

PRINTMAKING STUDIO

Students may bring their own raw materials or purchase them from GB Arts. The studio includes two proof presses, a small letter press, a large letter press, two large etching presses, two small etching presses, two book presses.

SWING SPACE

Please contact us to request time in the open-area swing space.