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Ceramics Studio Information

Ceramics Studio Information

The LUX Ceramics Center hosts small group classes, private lessons, and both beginning and experienced artists can use the space to create their own personal artwork.

A variety of options are available to meet the needs of artists at every level.

Open Studio Hours

Monday 3 pm - 9 pm, Tuesday - Friday 12 pm - 9 pm, Saturday 12 pm - 5 pm.

Note: Studio closes at 8pm on First Fridays.

If you are not a student and need entry during Open Studio hours you can visit the front desk in the main building. 

Studio Memberships

  • $120 a month for unlimited access during open studio hours and includes access to LUX earthenware clay, glazes, and community electric kiln firings.
    • Recurring payments are set up with Square and can be cancelled at any time.

  • Members at this level get an assigned shelf in the community studio to store their work and tools.
  • This option is best for those who want to work in the studio a few times a week.

LUX Fellowship - Currently at Capacity

  • This is a work exchange program that gives users studio access that includes community clay, glazes, and firings. Click here to apply for this program. 
    • Note: three references, background check, and proof of vaccination are required for this level.
  • Designed for those who can work independently and intend to be in the studio many times a week.
  • Fellows get an assigned shelf in the community studio to store their work and tools.
  • This option is best for those who are motivated and community oriented. 
  • We ask that applicant have prior experience with ceramics and be able to lift 50lbs. 

LUX Artist-in-Residence

Ceramic Classes Schedule and Information

Kiln Firings - Electric

Group electric kiln firing costs are included in the membership and punch card options above. For those who have a studio at home and need to get ceramics work fired please see the table of prices below to determine your cost.​

Kiln Firing Request Form

  Loaded and Fired by LUX Staff   Loaded and Fired by the Artist  
  Low Fire Mid-Range Low Fire Mid Range
Large Kiln $80 $100 $40 $60
Medium Kiln $60 $80 $30 $40
Small Kiln $40 $60 $20 $30
Test Kiln $15 $20 $10 $15


For kilns loaded and fired by LUX staff the turnaround time is usually within two weeks.

For kilns loaded and fired by the artist themselves they must first pass a skills check. If you have fired many times before, this is just a brief conversation between you and our Ceramics Center Manager. If you have only fired a few times or have never fired an electric kiln, our Ceramics Studio Manager will go through the firing process with you beforehand - this cost $35 for the 1 hour lesson. Kilns can only be loaded and unloaded during open studio hours or LUX business hours.

High Fire Reduction - Gas Daddy

Our new reduction & oxidation natural gas fired kiln, Gas Daddy, has been completed. We are currently only offering access to LUX students and fellows while we develop procedures for using this exctiting new tool. If you would like more information you can email our Ceramics Center Manager for details. 


LUX offers a limited selection of clay available for purchase directly from the studio.

Brackers Good Earth Clay in Lawrence, KS delivers to LUX every few months. Artists in or near Lincoln, NE can ship your materials order with ours. We pay the larger delivery fee and you pay only $0.035 per per pound. Place your order with Brackers over the phone or via email and choose ‘ship with’ the next LUX Center order. Email mail@brackers.com


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