Name: Ceramic Studio
Location: 125 S. Ridge St.
Use: Ceramics plus one studio rental
Architect: Anderson Hallas
Audio Narration: Kate Ankeny
The Ceramic Studio opened in 2014, replacing Quandary Antiques Cabin as the ceramics center of the Breckenridge Arts District. The new, two-story facility takes architectural cues from industrial buildings of the gold-mining era. One example is its clearstory—a row of windows near the top of the building replicated from a historic photo of the Dipping Station, an industrial structure that was once part of a large complex of machine shops dominating Ridge Street. The Ceramic Studio is used for wheel-throwing and hand-building workshops, and offers open-studio hours for experienced ceramic artists. Designed to accommodate Arts District classes, it includes nine wheels, two kilns, a slab roller, a glaze-mixing room, and one studio rental space downstairs for local artists.