Alchemy Art Center is a non-profit organization and community arts space where creative people can learn, work and connect on San Juan Island. Our facilities include a complete ceramic studio, a darkroom, a printshop and an event and workshop space. We are dedicated to the idea that sharing tools, ideas and resources is necessary for supporting a thriving creative community. We hope you visit!
Our printshop is equipped with two relief/etching/monoprint presses, a paper soaking sink, drying racks, a drying press, inking stations, brayers, and carving tools. Paper is available for purchase on site, and includes use of studio inks, modifiers, and cleaning supplies.
Our ceramics studio is equipped with a slab roller, 6 electric wheels, hand tools, a pug mill, and raku and electric kilns. Gas kilns will be available for use by summer of 2019. Clay is available for purchase on site, and includes use of studio glazes and firing.
Our photography darkroom features 3 enlargers (35mm, medium format, large format), a print dryer, a drymount press, and black and white chemistry. Photo paper is available for purchase on site, and includes use of darkroom chemistry.
Our shared kitchen/bath house is available for Studio Members and class participants to store and prepare snacks, meals, and tea throughout the day.