How it all works

The studio offers a variety of ways to get your hands in clay. We offer a daily rate open studio pass or a punch pass to those with pottery experience. In addition to our open studio we offer evening adult classes, private sessions, kid classes, parties, and group sessions.  We recommend reserving wheel space in advance for classes. Our prices include the basic tools, clay, and use of equipment. Firings are charged separately but are still very affordable. We have a wide variety of glazes to finish off your work (this is included in the price of glaze firing) We also recycle all of the scrap clay and reuse it in the studio, so don’t worry if you lose a pot here and there, it’s all part of the learning process! You can book on our website, stop in or call if you want to schedule a class!

Open Studio

Open studio includes the use of equipment and clay. Basic tools are available for a small rental fee. Firings are charged separately. You can choose to purchase a 1-day pass or an 8-day pass in order to come in and throw your heart out!

  • Open Studio Hours:
    • Monday 10:30am-8:30pm
    • Tuesday-Thursday 10:30am-8:15pm *limited to four spots due to beginners class
    • Friday 10:30am-4:00pm
    • Saturday 9:00am-1:00pm-ish
  • Price: Single Visit -$12.75, 8 Visit Punch Pass-$80.00 ($10.00/visit)
  • How to Book: Simply drop in anytime during open studio hours or call us at (385) 222-7885 in advance to reserve space for groups of 3 or more
  • Who: Anyone familiar with pottery who doesn’t need the hands-on instruction provided in a class setting. (Children 10 and younger should be accompanied by an adult)

Classes

Beginning Wheel Throwing

Introductory wheel throwing instruction in a fun casual group setting. Our fabulous instructors can help you learn the basics or improve upon the knowledge you already have. Clay, tools, equipment, and instruction are all included. Firings are paid for separately. Complimentary trimming/glazing visit included with each class.

  • Class Times:
    • Tuesdays 6:15pm-8:15pm
    • Wednesdays (alternating) 6:15pm-8:15pm
    • Thursdays 6:15pm-8:15pm
    • Fridays 6:15pm-8:15pm
  • Price: Single Class -$25.00 (firing of 1 item included), 8 Class Punch Pass: $150.00 ($18.75/class)
  • How to Book: Book on our class page 
  • Who: For anyone! From beginners to experienced, this class is for anyone who wants to get their hands on clay (Recommended ages 12 and older)

Intermediate Wheel Throwing

If you’re familiar with throwing on the wheel but want to take your existing skills to the next level this class is for you. Unlike our beginners nights, this will be a 6-week course where students will meet on the same day at the same time. The focus of the course will be to help those who already know how the basics of wheel throwing to expand their skills. We’ll focus on improving centering and pulling technices, as well as intermediate shaping methods, lidded vessels, and various forms. Class will also focus on various trimming and glazing techniques.  We have a small number of studio tools for class use but highly reccomend brining your own tools. Firings and clay ($3/log) are paid for separately. 

  • Duration: 4 week course per session, Thursdays 6:15pm-8:15pm
    • April Session –  4/2, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23
    • May Session – 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 5/28
    • June Session – 6/4, 6/11, 6/18, 6/25
    • July Session – 7/2, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23,
  • Registration Fee:  $120
    • Included in the registration fee are 14lbs of studio recycled clay, glazes, firings and an additional 8 hours per week of open studio access. Ceramic tools may be purchased on the first day of class ($18), and if needed any additional clay must be purchased from the studio if desired. $3.00 per 7lbs of recycled clay or $13 per 25lbs bagged clay. (Cost of additional clay includes related glaze and firing costs).
  • How to Register: Book on our class page 

    Attendance to your first class is mandatory as we will be informing everyone about how the studio space operates.

Private Lessons

A personalized class session with one of our instructors tailored to the needs of the student. 1.5-hour session.

  • Class Times: Schedule an appointment time during these hours:
    • Monday-Friday 9:00 am-6:00 pm
    • Saturday 9:00 am-1:00 pm
    • Wednesday 6:15-8:15 pm
  • Price: 1 person- $45, 2 person-$65, 3 person- $85,  4-5 people-$100, 6-8 people $125  (Firing of 1 item per person included.)
  • How: Call us to schedule (385) 222-7885 or email ceramic@ceramicsupplyusa.com to book your lesson
  • Who: For anyone wanting a personalized instruction to address anything from basic to advanced techniques

Special Events

  • Call for information about birthday parties.
  • Studio Rental:  Rent out the entire studio for a party or group event.  We provide an instructor, the studio, clay and everything you need for a fun night of pottery.  Studio rental is available by reservation on Friday and Saturday nights.  The studio can accommodate a group of 10 people.   $150.00

Firing Fees

Fit whatever you can on a tray (10% upcharge for pieces taller than 10″) and we’ll fire them for you. (We fire to cone 04 for the bisque and cone 6 for the glaze firing)

  • Bisque Firing Half Tray (18″x13): $10.00
  • Bisque Firing Full Tray (18″x26): $16.25
  • Glaze Firing Half Tray: (18″x13): $12.50
  • Glaze Firing Full Tray:(18″x26): $18.75
  • Combo Firing (Bisc & Glaze Fire) Half Tray: $18.75
  • Combo Firing  (Bisc & Glaze Fire) Full Tray: $30.00

*Gas Cone 10 reduction firing also available at 10% upcharge. Please inquire for more information.