Membership

Type of Membership

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<> 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. $90/month

<> Ceramic Shelf Space – Personal shelf (2' X 4')for storage of projects, tools and clay. Use of slab roller and pug mill. 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. You arrange, store and manage your assigned area of the facility. This space is for an artist that want to throw and/or hand-build in their own area. Use of slab roller and pug mill included. The 3 community wheels and tables are available for use. One person per studio space. $125/month

Save money by paying your Walnut Street Studio Membership Fees by the year. With the annual payment option, pay for just 11 months and get the 12th month FREE!

The following will be the total costs for each membership type:

Ceramics Shelf Membership $75/month X 11 Months = $825 with your 12th month FREE!

Ceramics Studio Membership $125/month X 11 Months = $1,375 with your 12th month FREE!

Artists Studio Membership $90/month X 11 Months = $990 with your 12th month FREE!

*Glazes and kiln firings are included with purchase of clay from Walnut Street Studios for members. (Non members see below)

Bisque and Glaze firing of clay from outside sources, for members only, will incur a fee of $15 per 50 lbs of clay. This is on the honor system. Please pay Joe or Trudy when you bring clay into the studio.

Guidelines for all Members

Thank you for helping make this a successful and positive environment!

Updated 12/19/2018

  • Membership fees are due by the 10th of the month. If not received by this date you will be charged a late fee of $10.00.
  • If you choose to discontinue membership for the next month, take all 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 first to come into the studio and no lights are on please put one row of lights on. Then you may add a row every 15 mins. The Electric Co. has recommended this due to the amount of power surge created by turning all the lights on at one time. Only put on the lights that you need.
  • 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 to upkeep 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.

Non-Members visiting with Member Artist

“Drop-in” time will be available for non-members on a limited basis. This is when people may pay for studio use by the hour at a predetermined hourly rate of $10.00 per person. This use will require a Member Artist to be responsible and to supervise the non-member. Ownership needs to be informed of the visit in advance.

Members should not be instructing non-members more than one session unless it is a pre-approved with ownership. Member Artist can provide their clay for use by the non-member. Member Artist is responsible for clean up of areas and tools that have been used.

Additional Ceramic Studio Guidelines

  • Handle only your own pottery pieces.
  • We understand occasionally creating an item over 12 inches tall or wider than a kiln shelf. If this occurs on a regular basis, you may be charged an additional firing fee.
  • Clean the area where you have worked and leave it cleaner than you found it.

Clean-up

Use wet methods to clean whenever possible.

How to clean tables and wheels

1. Use a sponge first. Make sure the sponge is rinsed clean before starting.

2. Go over a small area and then rinse the sponge completely.

3. After you have finished, rinse the sponge completely and wipe over everything a second time.

  • 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, however, a container near the glazing area marked Wax Brushes is provided. 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 into the kiln!
  • Limited underglazes are provided by the studio.
  • If a glaze is not right, please write a note or contact Joe.

Mixing glazes

1. Try to not scrape the sides or bottom of the glaze bucket with the drill. It will leave plastic bits in the glaze.

2. Do not add water to glazes. Please contact Joe.

3. Do not scrape dry glaze from pots or sand pots unless you are over a bucket of water or wet towel.

4. Make certain that you completely rinse all glaze off any mixing device (Drill, mixer, spatula, whisk, etc)

5. Always cover glaze buckets when you are not using them, even if you plan to use the glaze again.

6. Please prevent contamination of glazes. Make sure items are completely dry before placing in another glaze bucket.

Shelf Space -


Studio Spaces -

Artist Studio Space


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Ceramic Studio Space


Community Spaces -

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