This 2,000 square foot pottery studio is located on a fictional urban site in Austin, TX. The fundamental concept behind the studio is contrast, both between light and dark illuminance and between light and massive materials. Since a box of light is not a practical design from a solar heat gain perspective, this space carefully tempers the light and heat along the glazed wall. The glazed wall is a double skin facade whose interstitial space is used as the primary storage for the building. In contrast, the low, massive concrete wall has only a few small openings which wrap through the wall and ceiling of the building. The initial entry into the building is through a compressed opening in the concrete, resulting in a release into the main space. By placing the divide between light and darkness on an angle, the percentage of dark space increases as one moves further into the building. This provides a natural solid space at the back of the building for offices, pottery firing facilities, and a rest room. The plan has structural walls and a flexible workspace, here arranged so that the process of pottery making moves from the front entrance to the kilns located in the back of house.