Open Studio is an independent study program designed to give students extra time to practice ideas. Students must have taken at least one cycle of the Resident Artist Series or completed 4 Art by Appointments before registering for Open Studio. Clay cost is $30 a bag, which includes glazing and firing. Must be a Bascom member to participate.


Must be approved by the Director of Ceramics and be a Bascom Member to participate.

Open Studio Hours

  • Monday - Saturday; 10am – 5pm
  • Sunday; Noon – 5pm

Options & Fees

Open Studio Monthly Bundle: $250/month
Includes: 1 Resident Artist Class, Open Studio for the month, and one 25 lb bag of clay $250 per month

Open Studio Annual Bundle: $1320/year
Includes: Half-price private class; half-price for Resident Artist Series; invitation to Friday night opening for Three Potters Symposium; work made at home can be fired in the studio kilns; option to participate in annual pottery shows

Other Open Studio Options:

  • Single Day: $20
  • 8 days a month: $110
  • 8 days in 90 days: $175
  • 15 days a year: $250
  • 7 consecutive days: $95
  • 1 month or 31 consecutive days: $175
  • 3 months or 92 consecutive days: $440*
  • 6 months or 183 consecutive days: $825*+
  • 1 year or 365 consecutive days: $1320*+
  • Workshop Open Studio Single Day (for students who take a workshop and want to use the studio after the workshop is over to complete projects): $10

*Rate increase 10% Feb 1st, 2022

+Year Memberships Includes:

  • Resident Artist Series (pre-registration required, ½ price for 6 month memberships)
  • Invited to Friday night Opening for Three Potters 
  • Work made at home can be fired in studio kilns
  • Bring a friend to the studio. Materials fee apply as needed.


For more information on how to join the Open Studio program, please contact Frank Vickery at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..