To become a Nicodemus Center of Ceramic Studies, NCCS, guild member you must either enroll in an Introduction to Wheel Throwing or Hand Building pottery class or have current pottery experience with the appropriate knowledge to allow you to work independently and safely in a ceramic arts studio.

  • The Ceramic Arts Center, at 13 South Church Street in Waynesboro, PA is a 24/7 studio. Guild members have access to the studio at any time during the day or night, 2 shelves to store pottery and tools, clay, glazes and firing are included.

  • The Penn State Mont Alto studio, Room 008 in the General Studies building, is a fully equipped ceramic arts center and operates on the same schedule as the University. Generally from 8:00-9:00 Monday -Saturday. It is closed on Sundays and Holidays. Members have access to clay, glazes and firings.

Both studios offer a warm and welcoming atmosphere.  Additional benefits of a guild membership include taking offered class at a reduced rate, and selling pottery in the guild’s store.

Share a Shelf

Share a Shelf is a pilot program with a slightly different spin on membership protocols.

Same great 24/7 access to the studio, same opportunities to sell pottery in the Waynesboro studio, along with the same opportunities to glaze and fire your pieces.

Participants pay a lower membership rate, they share a shelf with another guild member and they purchase their clay.

Ceramic Arts Center
Monthly

  • 64.00 cash/check discount

  • 66.00 credit card

3 months

  • 184.00 cash/check discount - 61.00 month

  • 190.00 credit card

6 months

  • 348.00 cash/check discount – 58.00 month

  • 358.00 credit card

Mont Alto

  • monthly: 54.00 cash/check discount

  • 3 months: 153.00 cash/check discount. 158.00 with credit card

  • 6 months: 290.00 cash/check discount. 298.00 with credit card

    Includes the basic $25.00 annual NCCS Membership Fee.
    Clay is purchase at $1.00 lb in 25 lb increments

    Ceramic Arts Center, 13 South Church Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268

    Guild members have 24/7 access to the studio, 2 shelves to store pottery and tools, clay, glazes and firing are included. Members enjoy a reduced rate for any classes offered to the public and members may sell their pottery in the guild’s storefront.

    Monthly

    • 95.00 cash/check discount

    • 98.00 credit card

    3 months

    • 269.00 cash/check discount - 90.00 month

    • 277.00 credit card

    6 months

    • 507.00 cash/check discount – 85.00 month

    • 522.00 credit card

    Mont Alto Studio, 1 Campus Drive, Mont Alto, PA in the General Studies Building
    Guild members have access to the studio when the General Studies Building is opened, 2 shelves to store pottery and tools, clay, glazes and firing are included. Members also enjoy a reduced rate for any classes offered to the public and members may sell their pottery in the guild’s storefront.

    • Monthly $73.00

    • 3 months $207.00 – 69.00 month/213.00 credit card

    • 6 months $391.00 – 65.00 month/403.00 credit card

Contact our director, Mary Ashe-Mahr, at 717-372-7906 or email us at waynesboroceramics@gmail.com.