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Academics . For Teachers + Counselors . Summer Teacher Residency . Contemporary Craft 

Contemporary Craft

Dive into CIA’s state-of-the-art facilities for working in jewelry and metals, ceramics, and glass. Faculty and technical specialists will provide expertise and feedback to help you complete a body of work.

Residents working in Contemporary Craft will create in spaces designed and equipped for our students preparing for professional craft practices:

Our jewelry and metals studio offers traditional metal working equipment, as well as casting, enamel and 3D printing technologies.

CIA’s ceramics studio is fully equipped with seven kilns, including two walk-in kilns, a computerized Blaauw kiln, glazing studio, clay making lab, and a 3D clay printer.

Our two-story glass studios are equipped for glassblowing, fusion glass work (casting, slumping, and bending), flame-working, and cold-glass work (cutting, grinding, polishing and sandblasting).

Residents will also have monitored scheduled access to CIA’s Fabrication Studios wood shop and plaster/stone room. The shop features ample workspace, equipment and tools to help conduct processes that include surfacing, cutting, shaping, sanding, turning, drilling, fastening, and mold making.



“A unique experience that brings back the passion and immersion of college, in an artist-driven environment, lead, taught, and organized by artists. Warm, welcoming, well-equipped, and well worth it.”

—Thomas Schemrich
Bay High School