New College West Ceramics Studio

Open Studio

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Our Open Studios, for Princeton University students only, are always staffed by a ceramics associate who can help you in your independent creative endeavors. We have all the supplies and materials you need, please sign up for open studios here! No walk-ins


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Our workshops can include such topics as throwing a bowl or creating animal figurines. Different from open studio, workshops include an instructional demo followed by hands-on work time on a specific topic.  Check out our workshops and register here.

Study Breaks

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Student leaders can request a ceramics study break for your group of 10 students. We offer a variety of studio activities to choose from. Space is limited, so please make your requests early.

Study break request form and info here

Our Facilities

Our custom-built Ceramics Studio has 8 pottery wheels, including one accessible wheel. We have work tables for hand-building and glazing, ample sinks for washing up, large windows for daylight, a slab roller, extruder, slump and hump molds, high quality hand tools, digitally controlled electric kilns, and a pugmill. We have stoneware clay, a variety of cone 6 glazes, underglazes, colored slips, decorative ceramic transfers and more. The Ceramics Studio Manager oversees the facility, together with several student employees who have prior experience in ceramics. All that is missing is your creative spirit, and willingness to try All of our events require a sign-up--see above! We are only open to currently enrolled Princeton students.


NCW Ceramics Open Studio: Handbuilding with Hazel
Apr 23, 2024, 4:30 pm
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NCW Ceramics: Finishing and Trimming Only with Joey
Apr 23, 2024, 7:00 pm
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NCW Ceramics Open Studio: Last Week for Wet Work! Finish up! Handbuilding with Vitor
Apr 23, 2024, 7:00 pm
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NCW Ceramics: Wheel Throwing Workshop Trimming and Finishing Only! with Paige
Apr 24, 2024, 7:00 pm
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Debbie Reichard Chosen to Exhibit in the Hunterdon Art Museum's "Clay Bash"

Clay Bash is a triennial juried ceramics exhibition held at the Hunterdon Art Museum. The exhibition will be on view from May 21 to Sept. 23, 2023.

Rebecca Graham Choosen to Exhibit in the Clay Studio's "Small Favors" Exhibition

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Ceramics Studio Employees working with clay at a table