DUE TO COVID-19 – OPEN CLAY STUDIO IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. We do, however, offer Kiln Services.
Studio volunteers are offering a weekly kiln firing service, typically on Wednesdays, from 10 a.m. to noon. Check our calendar to confirm. If you are interested in knowing more about this service, please send a request for information email to [email protected].
The Hoffman Center Clay Studio welcomes anyone 18 years or older, with all levels of experience. We are open three days per week, including one evening. Volunteer studio hosts are available to orient newcomers to the studio equipment and materials, answer questions, and offer tips. We offer mid-range clays exclusively—firing to cone 04 for bisque ware and to cone 6 for glazes. Our affordable hourly fees include the use of all tools, firing, and glaze materials.
With ten hand-building areas, five throwing wheels, slab roller, extruder, a wide range of hand-building tools and materials, there are a multitude of options for exploring clay. In addition, our surface treatment materials include oxides, pigments, under-glazes, dipping and hand-brushed glazes, providing many options for learning and experimenting.
The Clay Studio is open on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The drop-in fee is $2 per hour, and clay is $1.50 per pound.