the clay Studio
The Studio and Studiohouse were carefully designed and built with the artist in mind, sighted to take advantage of the light and views for inspiration yet laid out for productivity. Craigardan's studio complex houses a Ruggles-designed wood-firing salt/soda kiln, electric kilns, a stocked glaze lab, clay-making and mold-making areas, and a large studio overlooking the Adirondack's Great Range. Its location on the property encourages artists to walk the trails and pastures, and allows for both complete engagement and complete retreat.
Craigardan currently offers 5 ceramic residency opportunities for up to 10 artists each year. Click the links to learn more.
Summer Studio Arts Residency (weekly or monthly)
Winter Studio Arts Residency (monthly)
Resident Internship (4-6 months)
Harvest Plate Residency (6 months)
classes + WORKSHOPS
Craigardan offers a variety of clay classes and workshops to children, teens, and adults. Learn to throw on the potters wheel, or advance your skills and learn new techniques. We will cover beginner ceramics, handbuilding, surface decoration, wood firing, glaze calculation, weaving, stone sculpture and more.
Opened in June 2017, the Farmhouse Gallery highlights our makers - both local and visiting - bringing art, craft, food, and farming together in one space. The gallery hosts openings, events, and other opportunities for the local community to meet the artists and engage in open discussions with visiting residents.
OPEN STUDIOS + clay forum
We host three open studio days each year: June Open House, November Maker's Day, and the February Chili Bowl Fundraiser. We welcome curious makers of all ages to come and try their hand at clay. Assistance and demonstrations are provided, no experience is necessary. These are free and open to everyone.
Clay forums and studio crawls are a great opportunity for the local clay and arts community to meet with the artists-in-residence; visit studio spaces, view works in progress, participate in group critiques and share knowledge. These are free and no registration is necessary. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.