Wear clothing and shoes that you’re comfortable getting dirty; we have aprons you can use. Long fingernails can make it very hard to throw on the wheel; we have nail clippers or you can use gloves. Long hair should be tied back; we also have hair ties you can use.
If you choose to mask up, we will support you. We do not allow anyone to speak badly of anyone else's choices in our studio. For classes and private lessons, you may request your teacher wear a mask.
We will enforce any local regulations.
YES! We have a few private parking spaces, and there is plenty of neighborhood parking.
At this time, we offer 2 hours open studio time with no instruction per missed class. This open studio time is free but must be booked in advance. Make-ups are not guaranteed.
Yes! You must allow 15-30 minutes to clean up when done working.
The general rule is: everything should be as you found it.
Cleaning includes wiping down wheel, wheel basin, stool, the floor surrounding your wheel, your bucket, tools, as well as putting everything back as you found it (stool and pedal up, tools put away, etc.)
We would call someone a "production potter" if they are making more than 25 items a month. If you think you will be producing this much, please let us know and we can let you know if we are able to accommodate your work while continuing to support our students and other members.
That said, you can always do your production work offsite and hire out one of our kilns for your firings.
There are many variables in the creation of ceramics that may result in breakage, color inconsistencies, glaze issues, etc. Therefore, a fully functional and food safe piece is not guaranteed. However...we only carry food safe glazes and always fire to full vitrification.
Anyone may book open studio time, for members this is included in their membership, for non-members/students, there is a fee.
Everything must be purchased online; we are a completely cash-free establishment. If you cannot pay digitally, please email us to see if we can work something out.
We use ^5-7 BMX from Rocky Mountain Clay. It is a white stoneware that is very compatible with most commercial glazes. Members may bring in their own clay to use, but must recycle it themselves.
We have electric kilns that we generally fire to ^04 for bisque and ^6 for glaze. If you need another temperature, you will likely have to hire an entire kiln (or find some friends to share it with you!).