This place is awesome! I love the peaceful rooms and the lovely pottery equipment! Ellen is always kind and welcoming, ready to help when ever you need! I can’t wait to go back!
— Olivia I.

Pottery Studio

Our pottery studio is set up to accommodate either wheel-thrown or hand built work sessions. From the initial clay wedging to the finished fired piece, we have everything you need on-site.

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studio details

  • 5 Brent Model C pottery wheels

  • 1 Brent Model IE pottery wheel

  • Slab roller

  • Worktable for hand building and glazing

  • 2 wedging tables

  • Available shelf space

  • Large electric kiln

what you need to know

The studio is intended for independent use by artists who have ceramic experience. We offer classes for beginners if you are interested in using the pottery studio independently. 

We have studio tools for use if you don't have your own, as well as approximately 8-12 house glazes available. If you prefer to use your own glazes, they should be in their original containers, and should be approved by the studio.

We make every effort to ensure your piece is fired in a timely manner. We ask our artists to maintain standard studio practices to limit the possibility of kiln accidents. The Art Establishment cannot be held responsible for any pieces which become damaged in the firing process.

We have 2 stoneware clay bodies to choose from for purchase: a versatile clay from Laguna, gray color when wet and Light Buff when fired, and a Standard white, which is smooth to throw with and shows off the glazes beautifully. Both are Cone 6. We do not fire outside clay.

Any clay or works in progress/fired pieces left in the studio longer than 3 months will be discarded or become studio property. 

No production pottery permitted.

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studio rental info

We have several options for artists looking to spend time in the pottery studio:

  • Hourly, $10 per hour

  • Daily, $55 per day

  • Weekly, $95 per week

  • Monthly, $150, (Resident ArtEst), This is our most economical option for dedicated artists. Artists will have complete access to the entire studio facility during business hours - approximately 250 available hours each month - which includes use of our studio equipment and 22 cubic feet of storage for your gear. Great for either single media or versatile cross-media artists!

Give us a call to schedule studio time, or drop by to take a tour!