Membership & Studio Use

Pay by the session

In order to use Open Studio, one must first take at least one five-week wheel throwing or hand-building class. For those with ceramics training from somewhere other that Calapooia Clay, a studio orientation is necessary before you can begin using Open Studio time. Open Studio is $12 per session (3 hour block) 

Pay when you arrive to work during any open studio time – up to two sessions per week. You will have access to equipment (wheels, slab roller, extruder and tables), and glazes. Both bisque and glaze firing is included.

Everyone who uses the studio must purchase their clay from the Studio – no outside clay is allowed. Clay is purchased as needed for $30 – $37 per 25 lb. bag. It is expected that studio users will clean up after themselves, wiping down machines and tables, cleaning and putting away tools, and will follow all safety protocols.

Open Studio use is $12/session (three hour block), plus the purchase of clay ($30 – $37 per bag). Ten Pass punch cards may be purchased for $100, and are good for twelve months from time of purchase.

Studio Member

Studio Members have access to studio equipment (wheels, slab roller, extruder and tables), and glazes during all open studio hours. Each member will be assigned their own shelf space for storing tools, ware, and clay. To become a Studio Member, one must first have basic knowledge of clay arts, having taken at least one Calapooia Clay basics class (or other qualifying class).

Each new member must go through an orientation session with Ed  before they can begin working in the studio. Studio members must purchase their clay from the Studio – no outside clay is allowed. It is expected that Studio Members will clean up after themselves, wiping down machines and tables, cleaning and putting away tools, and will follow all safety protocols.

Studio Members pay $75/month, plus the purchase of clay ($30 – $37 per bag). Membership is valid for thirty days following receipt of payment. Members may engage in up to three Open Studio sessions per week.

Open Studio Usage

One must be a class participant, class graduate, or member in order to use Open Studio.  Because of “social distancing” requirements, there are now limits to the number of people who can use Open Studio sessions. Advanced registration is required.

To register for an Open Studio sessions, click here:

Open Studio sign-up

Open Studio sign-up (beginning Sep. 1)