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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

We love beginners! Like any new skill, learning to work with clay takes time to develop the knowledge and techniques required to be successful. For this reason, we do not offer drop-in classes or trial classes. Private lessons are available.

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ADULT POTTERY CLASSES

All classes are project-based and designed for ages 16 and up. We love children, but we are an adult facility. Family Class and Clay Camp sessions are offered at times throughout the year so sign up for our newsletter or check our website to keep up to date on the latest class announcements.

We have pottery classes in both wheel-throwing and hand-building. Our classes are designed for all levels and will focus on construction techniques, glazing, and discussions on firing techniques.

You are responsible for your own tools, materials, and specialty items. All clay must be purchased from the studio. The store within the studio carries 65 clay bodies, hundreds of glazes and under-glazes, and a huge selection of unique tools to enhance your pottery experience. 

​Please understand that there are no refunds or exchanges on classes, workshops or firings.

This is not a drop-in class. We DO NOT offer drop-in classes.

INFORMATION FOR NEW STUDENTS & NON-MEMBERS

Getting started:  

  1. Check out the class schedule and choose the class you would like to take and sign up for your first session. Remember that once you start your class fee is valid for one class per week for 8 consecutive weeks, and one (1) hour of Independent Studio time prior to class. We do not roll over classes or give credit for missed classes. Class fees are non-refundable.

  2. In addition to the class fee, you will need to purchase a starter kit and a bag of clay at the studio on the day of your first lesson at an additional cost. The tools are yours to keep and you can purchase more clay any time, as needed. 

  3. On the day of your first class come to the studio about 20 - 30 minutes before the start time listed on your class booking so we can show you around and get your supplies for you. At this time, you will be charged the class fee plus the cost of your starter kit and first bag of clay.

  4. On the day of your class, you can book your next time slot for the following week. The class schedule is open for booking 1 week in advance and you must sign up for your time slot each week, even though you are in an 8-week session. 

  5. Make sure you come to class ready to get messy! You will probably want to bring a towel and/or apron. Wear comfortable clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. 

  6. Non-returning students will have 10 days, from the last class, to remove personal items. Your use of the studio will be terminated at the time of your last class session

  7. Missed classes can be made up during Independent Studio times. This is only valid during your 8-week session and does not roll over. This is not a class and is self-guided study time. Class fees are non-refundable. View the calendar to see the current available Independent Studio sessions.

 

Helpful tips on choosing your first class:

  • Our on-going enrollment means you can start classes any time, but the class fee is good for 8 consecutive weeks from the date of your first class. It is not a punch card or a drop-in class. 

  • For wheel-throwing class  we offer an 8-week beginner class that covers the basics, and all-levels classes for both beginner and returning students. Students are not required to take the beginner's class before moving to the all-levels class. If you choose to start with the beginner's class, you will move to an all-levels class after your first 8-weeks.

  • Hand-building classes are open to all levels. 

Need more information? See the links below for more information about our classes and schedules. 

Ready to start?  We look forward to seeing you in class!

LOVE YOUR CLASS? BECOME A MEMBER! Annual membership extends your privileges beyond the classroom.

How do you become a member?

Becoming a member is easy and is the best way to get the most out of your clay journey. To sign up you just need to pay your annual membership fee and then an on-going 8-week class fee. There are a limited number of memberships available. To sign up please contact us or talk to a member of staff the next time you are at the studio.

 

Benefits now include:

  • Reduced class fees!

  • Book up to 2 classes/week (Up to 6 hours of instruction/week!)

  • Book up to 2 independent studio sessions/week (up to 6 hours of independent studio time!)

  • Increased shelf storage 

  • Increased kiln space allowance

  • Up to 20% discount on selected workshops

  • Bring a friend to class pass one (1) day per year (non-transferable)

  • Access to advanced classes, specialty firings and gallery shows throughout the year

Still not seeing what you're looking for? Check out our FAQ or CONTACT US for more information. 

READY TO START? Follow the links below to make a booking, choose a class or make a payment. 

Marcus the Dog

Marcus knows you have questions and he has answers! 
He is always here to help!

Class Information

Can I do just one class to see if I like it?

No. We love beginners! Like any new skill, learning to work with clay takes time to develop the knowledge and techniques required in order to be successful. For this reason, we do not offer drop-in classes or trial classes at this time. 

What supplies will I need for class?

In addition to the class fee, you will need to purchase a starter kit and a bag of clay at the studio on the day of your first lesson at an additional cost. The tools are yours to keep and you can purchase more clay any time, as needed. You will need to bring your own apron and towel. Pottery is messy!

 

When can I start?

We offer open enrollment which means you can start your classes any time! For wheel-throwing class  we offer an 8-week beginner class that covers the basics, and all-levels classes for both beginner and returning students. Students are not required to take the beginner's class before moving to the all-levels class. If you choose to start with the beginner's class, you will move to an all-levels class after your first 8-weeks. New hand-building students can start any time. Please see the current schedule for available class times.

What is included in my class fee?

As a non-member, your class fee includes 1 class per week for 8 consecutive weeks, 1 hour of independent studio prior to your class and basic cone 5 firings for work made in class/during independent studio that is completed by the end of your 8-week session. 

Members receive the additional benefit of being able to attend 2 classes per week PLUS have access to
2 x 3-hour sessions of independent studio time.

What if I need extra time?

Members have the added benefit of access to 2 x 3-hour sessions of independent studio time. Currently enrolled Non-Members who want extra studio time may book Independent Studio for an additional $10/session. This is only valid during your 8-week session and can only be added on to class registration. It is not a stand-alone service. This is not a class and is self-guided study time.  View the calendar to see the current available Independent Studio sessions.

My work is made with cone 10 clay, not cone 5. Can I still get it fired?

Yes! Cone 10 firings can be added for an additional cost per piece. Firing fees must be paid in advance and the receipt must be attached to your work. More information can be found on our FIRING INFO page. For current add-on fees check with a member of staff. 

How long do I have to use my class package?

All packages must be used for 8-consecutive weeks. Missed classes can be made up during Independent Studio times. This is only valid during your 8-week session and does not roll over. This is not a class and is self-guided study time. Class fees are non-refundable. 

What happens when my session ends?

Returning students can pay their class fee at the start of each 8-week period.

Non-returning students will have 10 days, from the last class, to remove personal items. Your use of the studio will be terminated at the time of your last class session. This includes being able to have your work fired. However, work brought in after your last class can be fired for a separate additional fee per piece. Students should ask their instructor about how to finish their work during their second-last week of class. 

Can I enroll my child/teenager in pottery class?

All classes are project-based and designed for ages 16 and up. We love children, but we are an adult facility. To enroll a student under the age of 16 please contact us about our family classes.

What is your refund policy?

Please understand that there are no refunds or exchanges on classes, workshops or firings.

Purchasing Clay & Supplies

I’m a potter. Can I buy supplies from you?  

YES! The store within the studio carries 65 clay bodies, hundreds of glazes and under-glazes, and a huge selection of unique tools to enhance your pottery experience. While we do not sell supplies online at this time, you may contact us at any time and our helpful staff will be happy to assist you. A list of some of our suppliers can be found on our CLAY & SUPPLIES page. 

Membership

How do I become a member?

Becoming a member is easy and is the best way to get the most out of your clay journey. To sign up you just need to pay your annual membership fee and then an on-going 8-week class fee. Classes are cheaper for members. To sign up please contact us or talk to a member of staff the next time you are at the studio.

What are the benefits of membership?

Membership extends your privileges beyond the classroom. In addition to discounts on your 8-weeks sessions, you will receive workshop & select product discounts, access to 2 classes per week, 6 hours of independent studio time,  an annual bring-a-friend pass for one class and increased storage & firing allowance.

How long is my membership good for?

Membership is valid for 1 calendar year. 

Custom Orders

 

Do you do custom orders?

YES! Check out our custom order page for more info.

I was at a restaurant where I saw your dishes. Can I buy these dishes for myself?

Yes! We offer custom ordering of a wide selection of our restaurant pieces. See our custom order page for more information and for a list of the available items & current prices.

How long does it take to get custom work completed?

From the time you pay your deposit it takes approximately 8 - 12 weeks for work to be completed.

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