46 Park Street, Framingham, Ma, 01702
communitykiln@smoc.org  |  508-309-4604

Katie McCarren: Community Kiln Program Manager
Please note that we have a small staff; when calling, please leave a voicemail if necessary and we will get back to you asap.
Community Kiln Office Hours
Monday-Friday          Call For Hours

Saturday-Sunday      Office Closed

Community Kiln Closed Days, May to September, 2022

May 30 - Memorial Day

July 4 - Independence Day

September 5 - Labor Day

Tuition & Purchases
Tuition includes 25 lbs. of clay (1 bag), glazing, and firing.  You may purchase up to 3 more bags of clay per session at a cost of $28 for the first two and $40 for the third,   The included bag of clay must be taken during the intended session.  Community Kiln will not give out tuition included clay for previous sessions.  Students may not bring in any clay or glazes from other suppliers or studios.  Beginner students may purchase a basic set of tools from Community Kiln; additional tools are available for purchase.  Class tuition includes open studio time.

Open Studio Time 
Additional studio hours are available to adult students who are registered for a class to practice the skills they’ve learned.    Below are Open Studio hours.  

Mondays      9am – 12pm

Thursdays    1:30pm – 4:30pm

Fridays         12:30pm – 3:30pm 

Saturdays    10:00am - 1:00pm

*Note: Open Studios will not be held on holidays that Community Kiln is closed, or on days that Community Kiln is closed due to weather cancellations. 

Registration and Payment
Registrations will not be permitted after the second class without the consent of the teacher and office staff. Community Kiln does not pro-rate classes for any reason.

Class tuition must be paid in full in order to complete your registration.

Cancellations, Refunds, and Make-Ups
If you need to cancel a class, you must do so before the first day of class; a $50 cancellation fee will be deducted from the refund for cancellations the week before the session begins.  No refunds will be issued after the class has begun. Full refunds will be made if Community Kiln cancels a semester or workshop for any reason. If you have not paid for your class(s) by the week before the class' start date, Community Kiln will charge the card you have on file for the full amount of the class(s).

Make-up classes will be offered for classes that do not meet due to weather cancellations or instructor cancellations. If you will be absent from a class and hope to make it up, talk to the Program Manager about your options. Any make up's from an absence need to be made up within the same semester.  Class tuition will not be pro-rated for student absences for any reason.

Refire Policy

Community Kiln will only refire glazed pieces that have been underfired or if the glaze chipped off in the loading of the kiln.

Inclement Weather
Community Kiln will follow the cancellations of the Framingham Public School System. In the case of inclement weather, you can find information about closings or delays on our Facebook page.  If a class is canceled, students will receive an email from staff regarding the cancellation at least an hour before their class is set to start. Whenever possible, classes will be rescheduled at the end of the semester.

Community Kiln consists of a growing faculty of talented artists dedicated to the creation and celebration of the ceramic arts. Read faculty bios

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Student Information