Memberships

Wheel Art offers a membership program for people with previous pottery experiece and want to continue to work with in clay medium, without assistance of an art instructor. We require proof of previous experience and a reference from a former instructor or studio manager. A member works on their own time, at their own pace and on their own projects. As a member you are joining a community of clay enthusiasts dedicated to the art of clay.

To be a member, there is a fiscal monthly fee.

Qualifications for membership

  • Knowledge of studio practice, procedures, and etiquette

  • Ability to create functional pottery or sculptural ceramic artwork in a manner where they can be safely handled and fired.

  • Basic understanding of clay and glaze materials

    • temperatures they can apporpriately be fired and why

    • problems if they are fired incorrectly

    • compatibility of materials

Often, individuals who have taken college-level ceramic courses qualify.

Most adults have the appopriate knowledge and understanding after taking 1, 8-week class with us, or 4+ private one-hour sessions.

Monthly Adult Membership

  • $65/month

  • Ages 18+

  • 7am-11pm daily access to studio

  • Individual shelf

  • Access to glazes/equipment

  • Must purchase clay through us

  • Additional charge for firings

Private Stall membership

  • $100/month

  • 4 x 4 stall with shelving or cabinet

  • 7am-11pm daily access to studio

  • Access to glazes and all studio equipment

  • Must purchase clay through us

  • Additional charge for firings

Firing membership

  • $35/month

  • Good for people who have their own wheels/equipment and need a place to fire their work

  • 7am-11pm daily access to studio

  • Access to glazes and glaze equipment

  • Must purchase clay through us

  • Additional charge for firings

Junior membership

  • $35/month

  • For children under the age of 18

  • 7am-8pm daily access to studio with parent supervision, or open studio times with monitor present

  • Individual shelf space

  • Access to wheels, glazes and equipment

  • Additional charge for clay and firings

  • Must have an adult

Clay Costs

We mix all of our clay in house. Our clay is non-toxic, compatible with our studio house glazes, and will safely handle temperatures up to 2250 Fahrenheit. Only members who with can purchase clay from other suppliers and fire it in our kilns.

Clay is bagged/sold in 5lb. bags. 10% discount is given for 100lbs. or more. 5% discount is given if clay is purchased non-bagged.

Shipping/delivery costs are additional.

Non-Member Prices

Red Stoneware: $1.30/lb. ($6.50/5lb bag)

Speckled Stoneware: $1.50/lb. ($7.50/5lb bag)

B-Mix: $1.50/lb. ($7.50/5lb bag)

Porcelain: $1.70/lb. ($8.50/5lb bag)

Member Prices

Red Stoneware: $1/lb. ($5/5lb bag)

Speckled Stoneware: $1.30/lb. ($6.50/5lb bag)

B-Mix: $1.30/lb. ($6.50/5lb bag)

Porcelain: $1.50/lb. ($7.50/5lb bag)

Firing fees

Firing Fees, for members, include the use of our studio house glazes. We mix all glazes in house. All cone 6 studio house glazes are non-toxic, compatible with our studio house clays, and will safely handle temperatures up to 2250 Fahrenheit. Only members with permission can purchase glazes from other suppliers and fire them in our kilns.

Non-members can purchase glaze separately through us. (please check rates with us)

Non-Member Prices

Bisque Firing: $0.04/cubic inch-minimum cost of $1/piece

Cone 6 Glaze Firing: $.04/cubic inch-minimum cost of $1/piece

  • estimated cost @ $.04 for a cereal bowl (5.5" diameter x 2.5" tall): $1.59/firing

  • estimated cost @ $.04 for a mug (5" length, 3" width, 4.5 " tall): $2.70/firing

Raku Firing: $.08/cubic inch-minimum cost of $5/piece


Member Prices

Bisque Firing: $.02/cubic inch-minimum cost of $.50/piece

Cone 6 Glaze Firing: $.02/cubic inch-minimum cost of $.50/piece

  • estimated cost @ $.02 for a cereal bowl (5.5" diameter x 2.5" tall): $.80/firing

  • estimated cost @ $.02 for a mug (5" length, 3" width, 4.5 " tall): $1.35/firing

Raku Firing: $.08/cubic inch-minimum cost of $3/piece

If you are interested in becoming a member with us, please fill out the form below with your name, email, phone number, information on your experience working in clay, and the name, email and phone number of a reference to your experience (former instructor or studio manager). We will then schedule a day/time to come in for a meeting/studio tour. When you come for this meeting, you will be required to bring either photo documentation of previous work, or actual pieces.