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Beginner Try-It Class Learn about pottery wheel throwing

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 for up to two hours 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. All clay must be used the same day, and you cannot bring any clay in, sorry.

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.

I have long finger nails, can I do wheel throwing?

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. 

Can I store unfinished clay projects in the studio?

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.

How long do I have to pick up the items?

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.

Will you fire clay items that I’ve thrown with my own clay on my own wheel?

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.