'I know what I'm doing' wheel throwing
Improve your skills on your own
If you have existing recent experience with wheel throwing, come and make use of our wheels without any instruction anytime we’re open. Please call several hours ahead so we can have clay ready.
Price $50 plus tax any day per person
Includes three balls of clay and baking of up to two items per person. The clay can be divided as you want. You can for example use two balls to make a larger item and a remaining ball to make a mug
After baking you can pick up the items and enjoy them as they are, or you can paint them in the studio.
Kinda, but it will be quite a bit more difficult as you have to use the knuckles more than the fingertips. It’s kinda possible, but we do not recommend it. We can’t do refunds or compensation if it doesn’t work out for you, sorry.
In some cases, yes. It depends on the circumstances at the time, like what kilns are available, how busy we are etc. There is no refund or compensation if the items break during the firing. If they broke in our kiln, they’d have broken if you’d fired them in your own.
We only do cone 04 clay firings so the clay must be “low fire cone 04” clay. If it is “high fire” clay see below for full kiln pricing. You will need to bring a clear picture of the box the clay came in so we can check the type
For the firing you pay for the space you need. Minimum space is the room taken up by four standard mugs next to each other, which will cost $35. Each additional “mug space” is $10. Tall items may come with extra charges.
A full cone 04 kiln load is $100 so if you have many items, it’ll be most efficient to get a full load. You will load the kiln yourself under supervision. Full kiln firings to higher temperatures is possible with a $50 extra charge. Painting of the fired items is not included the price.
For en experienced potter, we can store the projects for one or two days so you can do trimming and carving if desired.
A clay project dries over the course of a day or so under cover, and if left too long it becomes too dry to work on, so it’s best to take it home to do detail carving etc.