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
  • Sunday, 4:00-8:00 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 are available up until 1 week before the class begins. There is a $50 service fee for class cancellations. There are no refunds for cancellations fewer than 7 days before classes begin.

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—Updated June, 2023

While the federal COVID-19 pandemic health emergency has ended, the Washtenaw County Health Department advises us to "...remember that COVID-19 is still present and will be part of our lives for a while, perhaps even indefinitely."

Please check the following links for current advisories on COVID transmission risk and hospitalization numbers in Washtenaw county:

CDC COVID by County page
Washtenaw County Health Department page

The studio will operate in accordance with the latest CDC advisories. We thank you for helping us keep our studio safe and healthy for all students, members, and visitors.

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

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.

To sign up for Community Studio access, click here

For more information, call 734.662.4914 or email Kay.

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