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The Studio 

The Chico Ceramics Center features a full-service pottery studio, geared toward artists of all skill levels.


Here, you will find all the tools necessary to create your next masterpiece.

  We feature:

  • 11 Brent, Shimpo and Bailey Wheels, including wheels that reverse for left-handed throwers!

  • Ample workspace for large projects, and a variety of work surfaces

  • 2 wall-mounted extruders

  • 2 slab rollers

  • Shelf space for works in progress

  • Glazing room 

  • Kiln yard


If you have no prior experience we require that you start off with a class.  View our classes page for more details.


General Public & Store Hours:

Tuesdays & Saturdays

Noon to 5pm

Closed all other days

Members have 24/7 access,

even when our store is closed



Interested in becoming a Chico Ceramics Center Member?


Drop by the office in Suite 6 to pick up an application and get a tour of the studio.


Members may use the studio 24/7 via coded entry, get a large shelf for clay, tools and materials, and may rent a locker for anyone in need of extra space.

Current Member Rent: $100 per Month

Lockers: $5 per Month



Need a piece fired?  We can help!


Our kiln yard is fully operational, and we are able to accommodate most firing requests with ease.

We have 8 electric kilns, 2 raku, and 4 gas.

We offer:

  • Bisque - Including slow firings for sculptures

  • Low Fire - Cone 06-04

  • Mid Range - Cone 5/6 Reduction & Oxidation

  • High Fire - Cone10 Reduction & Oxidation

  • Raku**

  • Specialty firings are available upon request​

All firings are only $0.01 per cubic inch!​

Please talk to our studio host about getting your piece fired.

**Raku firing is the first Friday of each month from 6pm - 9pm. & is potluck so please bring a dish to share.

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