Have a project in mind and need studio space for a finite amount of time?

Taking place each Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm, Open Studios allow experienced clay students access a fully equipped studio and dedicated storage space. Open studios are uninstructed but monitored; you must have experience working in clay to participate.


Zach Ozma, Weekend Open Studio Manager



Zach Ozma is a poet, potter, and social practice artist living in West Philadelphia. He received a BFA in Community Arts from California College of the Arts in 2015. Ozma is involved in a long-term embodied research practice in the Louis Graydon Sullivan Archive. His first book of poetry, Black Dog Drinking From An Outdoor Pool is forthcoming from Sibling Rivalry Press.

Weekend Open Studio details:

Open Studios takes place every Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm. Participants may arrive and leave at any point during the Open Studio; the price is the same regardless of how much time is spent working. 

UPON ARRIVAL: Participants must check in with the Weekend Open Studio Manager Zach Ozma.

COST: Price for each Weekend Open Studio is $30 (Students currently enrolled in a class at Black Hound enjoy a rate of $15 per Open Studio). 

SUMMER SPECIAL: from June 30 - August 27, all regular open studios are now discounted to $25 per day (from the regular price of $30). Even better, sign up for two consecutive weekend days and get both days for a total of $40. Use the code “SUMMERSTUDIO” at checkout!


Participants must be comfortable working independently and without instruction to attend Open Studio. The Weekend Open Studio Manager will be present to answer questions but cannot provide instruction.

SUPPLIES: Tools and clay are available for purchase during Open Studio via The Black Hound Clay Studio Webstore.

FIRING: Firing fees are additional. Please see the Kiln Rental page for rates. All pieces made during Open Studio must be labeled with full name before being put on the shelf.

STORAGE: Shelf space is available to Open Studio students attending more than one day of Open Studio. All shelves and work MUST be clearly labeled. Work, tools and clay that are not claimed after three months will be thrown away.

In the case of staff illness or emergency, Weekend Open Studios may be cancelled. Cancellations will be listed on the front page of the BHCS website and on our Facebook page. In the case of cancellation, participants may use their Open Studio on another day.