Type of Membership
<> Artist Studio Space for non-ceramic artists – Personal space (10' X 10') to create your works of art. You arrange, store and manage your assigned area of the facility. One person per studio Space. $100/month
<> Ceramic Shelf Space – Personal shelf (2' X 4')for storage of projects, tools and clay. Use of slab roller and pug mill. shelf space. Priority use of the 3 community wheels and 4 clay tables included. * One person per shelf space. $75/month
<> Ceramic Studio Space – Personal space (10’ X 10’) to create your works in ceramics. This space is for an artist that want to throw and/or handbuild in their own area. Use of slab roller and pug mill included. The 3 community wheels and tables are available for use when ceramic shelf space members are not using this equipment. * One person per studio space. $125/month
<>Below are some examples of the above spaces.
*Glazes and kiln firings are included with purchase of clay from Walnut Street Studios.
Bisque and Glaze firing of clay from outside sources will incur a fee of $15 per 50lbs of clay. This is on the honor system. Please pay Joe or Trudy when you bring clay into the studio.
Guidelines for All Members
- Membership fees are due by the 10th of the month. If not received by this date you will be charged a late fee of $10.
- If you choose to discontinue membership for the next month, take all of your items with you. Any of your items that are left for more than 30 days, becomes the property of the studio.
- You will have 24 hr. 7 days a week access to the studios. Members following the rules of the studio will be encouraged to continue membership.
- Label your tools and supplies.
- If you are the last to leave the studio, please turn lights off and secure the door.
- Cleaning is a crucial element for a successful studio. Members will be responsible for the upkeep of their own studios and/or the community areas and equipment they use on a daily basis.
- Members will be responsible for keeping their studio areas free of food waste or food containers to avoid rodents and other pests.
- Smoking and pets are not allowed in the building.
- Please conserve our natural resources. (water, etc)
- You are responsible for visitors that you invite into the studios.
Additional Ceramic Studio Guidelines
- Handle only your own pottery pieces
- Clean the area where you have worked and leave it cleaner than you found it.
- Use wet methods to clean whenever possible.
- How to clean tables and wheels
- Use a sponge first. Make sure the sponge is rinsed clean before starting.
- Go over a small area and then rinse the sponge completely
- After you have finished, rinse the sponge completely and wipe over everything a second time.
- Shelf Space members have priority for the community wheels and clay tables
- Always put a potter's mark or name on your pottery
- You are responsible for your clay. You may recycle your own trimmings and such. 112 clay can be pugged. Please see Joe or Trudy to pug your 112 clay.
- Be sure to clean the bottoms of all your pots. Wax is not provided by the studio. Please purchase some if you choose to use it. Glaze over runs will require you to either clean the shelf or replace it, if it cannot be made right.
- Do not use any type of adhesive (glue) on pieces that are going in the kiln.
- Limited underglazes are provided by the studio.
- If a glaze is not right please write a note or contact Joe.
- Mixing glazes
- Try not to scrape the sides or bottom of the glaze bucket with the drill. It will leave plastic bits in the glaze.
- Do not add water to glazes. Please contact Joe.
- Do not scrape glaze from pots or sand pots unless you are over a bucket or water or wet towel
- Make certain that you completely rinse all glaze off any mixing device (Drill miser, spatula, whisk, etc.)
- Always cover glaze buckets when you are not using them even if you plan to use the glaze again.
- Mixing glazes
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Artist Studio Space
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Ceramic Studio Space
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Areas used by all members
Members working in their spaces and some of their creations
One of our members creating her sculpture for her online sculpture class