The Jacksonville Center for the Arts is always changing and evolving with our community, so we are pleased to announce a new addition to our center. Glory Langva, will be starting July 16th as our new Ceramics/Pottery Studio Manager. She will be working to maintain the studio and its equipment, as well as offer helpful advice and assistance to participants in working in the studio.
NEW OPEN STUDIO HOURS: Thursdays, 1-6pm
The Pottery Studio will be open to all to use for a nominal fee of $5.00 per session. This charge is to cover the cost of materials and the use of Jax tools. There will be reclaimed clay (clay that has been reworked into good clay), glazes, throwing wheels, a slab roller, and sculpting tools for your use during this time. Participants may bring their own tools as well. They may purchase fresh clay from the center. If participants chose to fire a kiln, they will be required to pay the standard kiln firing fees. The studio manager, Glory Langva, will be on hand for answering any questions you may have. Beginners to advanced artists are welcome. Participants must pay in the front office beforehand.
Open Studio Young Artist Policy:
Parents, for the safety of your children and the comfort of our other studio users, please follow the following regarding children in and using The Jax Studios:
- No children 4 or younger should be in the studios.
- Children ages 5-11 may use the studio with a supervising adult. There must be one adult for every child.
- Adults supervising a child may also use the studio, however, payment of the studio fee (if applicable) for the child and adult is required.
- Young adults, ages 12-17 may use the studio without supervision, but a Minor Waiver must be filed and signed in the front office by a parent.
Gloriann Langva grew up in the Mid-Hudson Valley of New York State. She earned her Bachelors of Fine Art from Alfred University, New York State College of Ceramics in December 2013. After graduation, Gloriann started an apprenticeship with the wonderful ceramic artist Donna Polseno. Which brought her to the glorious mountains of Floyd. During time away from the studio Gloriann is researching, hiking, practicing yoga, or being with her very special cats. Her future goals are to pursue a Masters in Fine Arts and to establish her own studio career.