Studio and Class Policies

Open Studio Hours

  • Tuesday, 12:00-6:00 pm
  • Wednesday, 12:00-6:00 pm
  • Friday, 12:00-6:00 pm
  • Saturday, 12:00-6:00 pm

There are no open studio hours on Thursday. Saturday open studio hours begin at noon with the exception of one Saturday a month, when the Try It Once on the Wheel class meets from 1:00 to 2:30 pm. Check our class schedule for the date of this class. Please be aware that these hours may change depending on class schedules.

What Comes With Your Class

  • Up to 25 pounds of clay for 6 week classes
  • 50 pounds for 8/10 week classes
  • 75 pounds of clay for 14 week classes
  • Glazes and kiln space

Should you want more clay during your class semester, it is available for purchase. Class fee is due at time of registration. All students must have their own pottery tools. Tool kits and a wide variety of individual tools are available for purchase at the studio.

Lessons are taught in sequence. Make-up classes may be available during other scheduled class times but must be pre-arranged.

Class refunds will be available up until 1 week before the class begins. There will be a $20 service fee for class cancellations.

In addition to scheduled class time, adult classes include up to the equivalent number of hours of open studio time as class time during the span of your class semester.

Don't forget to pick up your pots! Please pick up your pots once your class is over. We can only hold pots for 1 month after classes end.

Keeping the Studio Safe


For the safety and comfort of our students and members, we are proceeding carefully with classes and open studio. We have installed state-of-the-art air cleaning filtration systems. The studio also has a maximun healthy HVAC air exchange system.

In compliance with the latest CDC guidance, here are our current expectations of students and members with respect to COVID-19 prevention:

  • If you are fully vaccinated, you do not have to wear a mask in the studio if you do not wish to.
  • If you are not fully vaccinated, you must continue to wear a mask at all times in the studio. You must also keep a 6-foot distance between you and everyone else in the studio when possible.
  • Sign in when entering the studio and sign out when leaving the studio. We need to keep track of who has been in the studio.
  • Visit our hand sanitizer station and sanitize your hands when you enter the studio.
  • Do not come to class or open studio if you are unwell.

We will update these expectations as the CDC issues new COVID-19 guidance.

Keeping the Studio Clean and Running Smoothly


A healthy studio is also a clean studio. As community of clay workers, it's up to us to keep the studio clean and welcoming. We expect all students and members to be conscientious about clean-up and courtesy.

  • Clean your work area and leave it better than you found it.
  • After working on the wheel, mop the floor around your wheel and clean your mirror.
  • Clean every table surface that you have worked on.
  • After using the glaze area, clean off the table surface and surrounding floor.
  • When finished cleaning, wipe out your sink.
  • If you receive phone calls, please step out of the work area to talk and do not use speaker phone.

We thank you for your cooperation in keeping the studio clean and cordial.










Register for Classes


Join Our Community Studio Workspace


Unlimited Community Studio Our program of tiered monthly memberships:

Tiered Membership Options

Terra Cotta, $110

  • Open studio access to our general work area during regular, non-class hours only.
  • 10% clay/firing discount
  • 10% class tuition discount

Stoneware, $150

  • Open studio access to our general work area during regular, non-class hours only. Reserved hours on Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri, 9 am-12 noon (subject to class schedule).
  • Limited reserved area access when class is in session during regular hours.
  • 24"x12" shelf space in our general work area.
  • 10% clay/firing discount
  • 15% class tuition discount

Porcelain, $175

  • 24/7 open studio access to our general work area when class is not in session.
  • 24/7 access to our reserved member work area.
  • Reserved wet work shelves isolated from student wet work shelves.
  • 24"x12" shelf space in our reserved work area.
  • 10% clay/firing discount
  • 15% class tuition discount


Hourly Community Studio
Our packages of hourly studio time:

  • #1 1 hour, $8.50
  • #2 5 hours, $40
  • #3 10 hours, $79
  • #4 20 hour, $145

Allows you to use the studio during regular business hours, with no reservation required. All you will need are your own personal tools. Clay and firing are sold separately.



For complete details about community studio access and to sign up, click here


For more information, call 734.662.4914 or email Kay.

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