Open Studio 

For enrolled students and independent study

Open Studio 

MSS offers open studio hours at the clay studio for students currently enrolled in a clay class or Independent study. Check here for our current schedule. The calendar will be updated with any changes to open studio hours due to Holidays, weather or workshops.

Please Note:  Due to a Workshop during the weekend of May 31 – June 2, Open Studio Hours are limited.

Open Studio  Policy

Students currently enrolled in a clay class and people signed up for Independent Study are welcome to come to all open studio hours. Occasionally open studio hours are canceled due to special workshops or inclement weather. These changes will be updated on the open studio calendar.

Independent Study

Independent Study is an option for more experienced potters who are interested in studio time rather than a class setting. 

After taking two pottery classes at MSS, students are eligible to register for Independent Study to have access to the clay studio during open studio hours. Each participant will have a shelf for their work, clay and tools during the session. Open studio hours are offered daily and listed online on the open studio calendar which is updated regularly.

Tuition includes access to the studio which is equipped with a hand building room, wheel throwing room, and glazing area. Clay must be purchased at the studio which includes the cost of firing, and any outside glazes must be approved before firing. MSS offers a variety of clay to work with, including terracotta or white & brown stoneware. There is a limit of 2 bags a month per participant.

Sessions are offered on a monthly schedule and fill on a first-come, first-served basis. Independent study is a very popular offering, so slots fill quickly. We apologize that we cannot accommodate all who are interested. 

August Independent Study FULL/WAITLIST>

Tuition: $100/monthly session


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Clay Studio
2377 Route 7 South
Middlebury, VT 05753

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