Studios – Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design


Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design houses five studios, including pottery, metal and glass, weaving, printmaking and multipurpose. When not in use for scheduled classes and workshops, the studios are available to rent by artists or recreational craftspersons wishing to work independently.

If interested please contact the Centre for the Studio Use Request Form.

Artists who are members of the Centre may rent studio space on a weekly or daily fee basis.


Pottery or Metal and Glass Studio

Half day (9am-12pm / 1-4pm) $15.00
Full day (9am-4pm) $30.00

Weaving Studio

Loom Rental $25.00* / month

Kiln Firing Fee Schedule

Firing Fee $30.00 + HST*

Firings must be pre-scheduled. Individuals requesting a kiln firing must be approved for kiln use and be a member of the Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design. Loading, unloading and setting the kiln is the artist’s responsibility. The kiln will then be fired by the studio Coordinator at a time that is convenient for the Centre. Every effort will be made to ensure firing takes place within three days of loading the kiln.

Clay Purchase

A limited amount of clay may be available for purchase. All clay must be paid for at the Centre administration desk and Centre staff will deliver the clay.


Studio users must sign a Liability Release Form which will be kept on file.

Regulations are located in each studio. Studio users are asked to read these regulations and are required to sign a declaration that they have done so prior to the initial use of the studio space.

Artisans who have been approved to use the studio must sign in and out at the main reception desk before working in the studio each time he/she uses the studio. This will allow Centre staff to keep track of the studio usage and identify who is in the building and where at any given time in case of an emergency situation.

Studios are to be kept clean and orderly. All equipment must be put away in its proper location after use. Clean up after yourself. Please report any spills to the staff.

Studio users are asked to notify staff of any loss or breakage to equipment or equipment in need of maintenance. This information will help us to keep the studios in good working order.

Equipment damage due to renter’s negligence will result in renter paying for the cost of repair.

Studio users must book studio time in advance by completing a Studio Use Request Form. If you wish to book time which has not been noted on your request form you must contact the Centre at least 24 hours in advance for approval; we do not guarantee you will be able to use the space. If you are not able to make your allotted time, please phone to cancel.

There is no smoking in the building.

Staff at the Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design have the right to refuse access to studios at any time if they identify any safety or security risk. Staff will refuse access to someone who has not requested time by submitting a completed Studio Use Request Form and paid for the time in advance.

The Centre reserves the right to establish further policies on studio use which will be communicated to all studio users.

For more information about studio rentals, contact Tammy at or 902 539 7491 ext 111.