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Black male high school student wearing glasses glazing sculpture in ceramics studio

Making Waves. Throwing Clay.

Immerse yourself in the world of ceramics at the vibrant Braitmayer Ceramics Studio, where creativity knows no bounds. Here, students uncover their artistic potential and nurture skills to communicate visually, all while embodying our art department's philosophy of building a vital connection with the arts. A cornerstone of our curriculum is our strategic location near Boston, Providence, and New York, enabling students to explore museums and attend insightful lectures.

During the academic day, six ceramics courses cater to various skill levels, complemented by ceramics as an after-school co-curricular offering. For independent projects, the studio is open on Sunday afternoons.

Ceramics Hero

Showcase Your Talent 

Exhibit your creations through student exhibitions that revolve year-round, showcasing high-quality work. Seniors culminate their artistic journey with a spring group exhibition, revealing their concentrated four-year effort.

Join our students who have excelled in the annual exhibition of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, a premier, juried showcase for student ceramic work nationwide. Many of our accepted students have received accolades, scholarships, and commendations for their remarkable work. Experience artistry up close through our Visiting Artist Program and Tomlinson Fellowship, hosting international artists for inspiring weeklong residencies, complete with exhibitions and lectures. Delve into the studio practice of talented artists, often graduate students from the University of Massachusetts, sharing their expertise and insights.

student placing log and stoking fire into a wood kiln

Wood Kiln Firing Tradition

And for a truly exceptional experience, take part in our community firing ritual. Our advanced ceramics students and local artists are invited to partake in the biannual firing of Tabor's wood kiln. Over a 36-hour period, hand-feed the kiln with wood, where the ash's interaction with glazes creates a uniquely captivating look on the fired pieces. This is your chance to touch the ancient art of ceramics and leave your mark on its evolving legacy.