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What do we offer?

Semester long classes are our core offering. We have an independent study program which is a good fit for experienced potters in need of a studio to work in.  We also offer private lessons,  weekend workshops, visiting artist workshops, private events and a robust summer kids program.  



Opened in 2012, Indigo Fire is a start-up pottery studio in Belmont, MA. Our goal is to provide a friendly, non-intimidating environment for those interested in learning  pottery. Whether you are a beginner or experienced potter, we have something to offer you.

The studio is built out with custom shelves and furnishings that were designed specifically for the space.  We have a separate, ventilated kiln room with glaze chemicals to mix our unique glazes.  We fire at cone 6 and have an array of stonewares and porcelain to choose from.

Why Indigo Fire?


We make all of our glazes from scratch. Most of them are unique glaze recipes.


There is always a helpful, capable person on staff to manage the studio and assist with questions.


It is factual that our students are the nicest, friendliest people in the pottery world.  


Class and independent study students enjoy unlimited access to the studio during our operating hours, even when other classes are going on.


We are lucky enough to have a studio full of quality equipment in good working condition.


We have a very high standard of cleanliness and organization.  We wet clean the studio daily.  All tools and materials are kept in their designated spots.  


From Ned:

Indigo Fire is a cozy studio.  There is a lot going on in a small space.  I have designed the studio however, so that any of our students can come in and find a private nook to make pottery in peace.

"What I've tried to do is create an environment in which the kind of pots I want to produce can happen.  Because you can't make them happen."

- Jim Malone

What's in the Belmont Studio?

  • 16 Shimpo Wheels (6 Whispers 10 Lites)

  • Handbuilding tables 

  • Shimpo slab roller

  • Northstar extruder

  • Peter Pugger VPM-9

  •  1227 KM Skutt Kiln,

  • (2) 1227 KM PK Skutt Kilns

  • Ventilated kiln room for glaze mixing and grinding

  • Handmade furniture and shelving

  • Chatillon 027/A III scale

  • Flat screen TV

  • Super Nintendo Classic :) 

  • 13 homemade, dunk glazes

  • Kitchen area with fridge

  • Every ceramic tool and material needed to make, mold and decorate your work.  If we don't have it, ask us and we will probably buy it!


 indigofirestudio@gmail.com  |  617-489-2730 

  60 Concord Ave, Belmont MA 02478


79R Grove Street, Watertown MA 02472

Belmont Hours

Mon - Fri 10-9pm  |  Sat 10-6pm  |  Sun 12-6pm

*Due to Covid19, temporary Saturday hours are 12-6pm