Clay Studio Membership

April 2020 Update: We have expanded! Clay Studio 2 provides more work and storage space for studio members. The members program has also been modified to provide members access to teachers, workshops, and coaching even though they are not in a structured weekly class. See link below.

Membership includes:

  • Time and space to work in clay.
  • A common community of people who are also enjoying their creative outlet
  • Shelf space to store your tools and your creations
  • Access to our electric wheels, community tools, slab roller, extruder, slips and 18+ house glazes
  • Supportive and knowledgeable staff
  • 3 Electric kilns, with staff to fire your work for you
  • Click here to learn about the new membership program benefits

Do I need experience? Studio memberships are open to anyone, who is self-directed and has prior experience working in a clay studio. If you are a complete beginner, we strongly recommend you take the 10-week classes first to get familiar with the process of working in clay. We find that students who have taken 3-4 class sessions with us are often ready for a membership – but everyone is different.

When can I come in? You can come in to use the studio whenever we are open. Please note we are often closed for major holidays. Contact us with questions.

Are materials included? No. Clay can be purchased by the 25lb bag. We have 2-3 stoneware cone 6 bodies, and a cone 6 porcelain. Glaze firing is calculated by volume at a rate of 5 cents per cubic inch, and there are volume discounts.

How do I get started?  Schedule a tour! See the space, meet some students and staff, ask questions! After you are convinced this would be an awesome place to create your work, those who have never been a student at Studio 550 before are asked to go through an orientation about how the studio operates before getting started, and again when it is time to glaze. Each orientation lasts about 10-20 minutes. After this, you are free to play!

Clay Studio Membership options

Monthly Unlimited Access:

The best value of all the options, but best if you will be in at least 4x a month. Open access to our clay studio during any open hours! That’s over 30 available studio hours a week or 120 studio hours a month. If you came during every open hour, you’d be paying 95 cents an hour for studio time. Not bad…

There are discounts if you pay for a year at a time or if you are an auto-renewing monthly member. These monthly memberships are automatically billed monthly starting on the day that you start.

Come enjoy some you+clay time and meet our awesome clay community. Reserve your space here.


5 or 10-Visit Anytime Access

Gives you pre-paid passes to the studio that you can use whenever we are open. We do not time the visits, so stay as long as you would like, but if you leave and come back, that would count as two visits. The pass is valid for four months from the day you start.
Reserve a 10-visit pass here.
Reserve a 5-visit pass here.


Drop-in Daily Rate

If you have a specific project in mind that can be accomplished in just a handful of visits, then this may the best option for you. We do not time the visits, so stay as long as you would like. Pay per visit. Reserve your space here.