Paper & Clay

Students making art and meeting people in Paper & Clay

Make art and meet people at Paper & Clay, Georgia Tech's on campus creative studio! Paper & Clay features pottery, ceramic glazing, and other art activities, as well as poster and banner printing. We even have an Inspiration Area where you can explore small crafts and connect with other creatives. The many classes and workshops offered throughout the year are a great way to hone your skills and engage your right brain. This artistic environment is a great rental space for your next departmental gatherings, student organization events, or craft session with friends.

WINTER (BREAK) IS COMING!

Finals and Winter Break are upon us, and that means that hours of operation for Paper & Clay will change:

Wednesday, December 6 - Thursday, December 14 | 12pm - 6pm
Friday, December 15 - Sunday, January 7 | Closed for the break

We will resume normal hours of operation on Monday, January 8. Have a wonderful and safe break, Jackets!

 

Art Activities

Ceramics & Glazing

A sampling of ceramic and glazed pieces

Whether you are an experienced creator or new to crafting, glazing pre-fired ceramics or molded slip pottery is a quick and easy way to make a gift with a personal touch or the perfect treat for yourself!

​Pre-fired Ceramics | We have a wide selection of ceramics to glaze, from handy mugs and plates to seasonal pieces.  $2.00-$8.00

Ceramic Molds | We offer many molds to create your own pottery using slip. $2.00-$8.00

Glazing & Firing | Glazing and firing is free with your purchase. Be sure to check out our glazing policy and kiln firing schedule when you are in the space.

Workshops & Classes

Student creating wood block print during workshop

Paper & Clay hosts workshops and classes for all experience levels to help you take your creativity to the next level! 

Workshops | All workshops are FREE and offered by our student team. Past workshops include henna tattoo art, block printing, candle making, metal stamping, and more. 

Classes | If you are looking to sharpen your art skills, consider one of the many classes taught in Paper & Clay by skilled artisans from the campus community. Classes include sewing basics, advanced sewing projects, pottery wheel techniques, stained glass, and more.

For details and information on our upcoming classes and workshops, stay tuned to our Facebook page. 

Clay

Student at pottery wheel

Paper & Clay features six pottery wheels for instruction and practice in the art of wheel-thrown pottery. Access to tools, supplies and a wide variety of glazes is included in your purchase of a bag of clay.

Pricing | $1.50-$2.00/inch of clay which includes firing and glazing. Ask our team about bulk purchase options.

 

Other Arts & Crafts

Students creating art in Inspiration Area

Our Inspiration Area is host to many small craft activities for you to explore. A $2 craft pass gets you access to most supplies in the space.  

Additional crafts include:

  • Block printing
  • Sewing
  • Card making
  • Painting
  • & more!

Printing & Reservations

Do you need a large poster for a class presentation?  How about a banner to promote your next campus event? Paper & Clay can meet all of y​our publicity and promotional needs!

Banners

We print banners up to 42" wide and 10' long (on most media), all in fade-resistant UV ink.
 

Georgia Tech Pricing |

• Canvas - $5/foot 
• Fabric - $6/foot
• Vinyl - $8/foot
• Grommets - $.25/each
• Banner Tabs - $1/each
 
Ask our team about pricing for customers outside the Georgia Tech Community.

Ordering De​tails

Timeline | Most orders are usually ready in 72 hours. For large orders (over 20 posters or 5 banners), we will need at least two weeks to fulfill your order.

​Rush Orders | Need your poster or banner in a hurry? If you need your order in less than 72 hours, rush orders are available for orders of 5 or fewer posters or banners.

  • Same Day(print by the end of the today) | $15
  • Next Day (print by the end of the next day) | $10
  • Two Day (print by the end of the day after that) | $5

Order Submissions | Please submit your orders in person at Paper & Clay or online using our order form​. To assure the quality of your print order, we cannot accept orders via email. Orders over 15 pieces should be submitted in person at Paper & Clay to ensure that we have the ability to fulfill your order within your timeframe.

Excepted File formats | PDF, Image files (JPG, GIF, PNG, and TIF)

Color Matching |  Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that the color printed will exactly match the color on the computer monitor. We will be happy to print a small sample version of your file so that you can approve the color for an additional $5 per file.​

​Printing Special | Include the words "This poster was printed at Paper & Clay: paperandclay.gatech.edu" in 16pt. font or larger somewhere on your poster and receive $1 off each poster printed (maximum discount $5 per order).​

Rent Paper & Clay!

Thank you for your interest in Paper & Clay! Paper & Clay Space Rentals are available to Georgia Tech students, faculty and staff.

At least 2 weeks notice is required for all activities. Event publicity and space reservations are the responsibility of the applicant. Each request is subject to approval by Paper & Clay management and availability of staffing. Stated fees include up to two staffers and 30 minutes of set-up/clean-up time.

Rental Hours |
Monday - Thursday: 10:30am - 8:30pm
Friday - Sunday: 12:30pm - 5:30pm

Pricing is determined by type of activity |

Ceramics | $2-$8 per person. Includes choice of banks, boxes, drinkware, plates, and animal figurines. Our standard range of glazes will be provided. Max: 12 people (1 table reserved). Additional guests require a private rental.

Inspiration Area | $10 per hour (1-hour minimum). Includes access to all brushes, paints, beads, yarn, fabric, markers, crayons, buttons, and more that we have to offer. Max: 10 people (1 table reserved). Additional guests require a private rental.

Pottery Wheels | $10 per hour + cost of clay ($1.50 per inch slab). Includes access to our six pottery wheels and our pottery area with canvas boards, pottery tools, and, if available, free reconstituted clay. Max: 6 people (6 wheels reserved).

Private Rental | $25 per hour (1-hour minimum), plus additional supply & area fees as applicable. For these rentals Paper & Clay will be closed to the general public in order to accommodate your event. Max: 20 people. An overflow room can be requested (depending on availability) for additional guests.

We'll Come to You (Ceramic Party) | $25 per hour (1-hour minimum), plus $8 per person to cover the cost of supplies and applicable fees. The team at Paper & Clay can bring a ceramics party to most locations on campus. You supply the space, we'll take care of the rest!