Experienced pottery wheel rental
Improve your skills on your own, two hours, up to five projects
If you have recent experience with wheel throwing and want to practice and build your skill, come and use our wheels without any instruction. Please call ahead so we can have clay ready.
For $50 plus tax per person you can use a wheel for up to two hours. You can use up to five one pound balls of clay. The clay balls can be combined if you want to make larger items.
Two items are fired at no extra charge. Additional items can be fired for $10 plus tax each.
All clay must be used the same day, unfired clay stays here, and you cannot bring any clay in, sorry. Activity is per person, two cannot share. You are responsible for cleaning the wheel, tools and pan afterwards.
The items are normally left on the bats to dry and release naturally. This gives a nice smooth bottom and we do not recommend you wire them off. If you choose to wire the items we’ll keep them under plastic for a maximum of 48 hours. Trimming the items is very time sensitive and you have to come back at the right time because the clay doesn’t wait for anyone.
After baking you can pick up the items and enjoy them as they are, or you can paint them in the studio. Painting costs $15 plus tax per item.
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.
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.
We have limited storage space so once they’re baked the items must be picked up or painted within two months. We do not guarantee they’ll be kept for more than two months.
We call you as soon as the items are ready for pickup or painting, and we will call again before the items are disposed. Make sure you check your phone messages. Unfortunately we do not compensate if the items were disposed.
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.