Clay Studio Membership
As of April 2020: We have expanded the Members Program. The new Member’s Clay Studio provides more work and storage space. The program has been modified to provide members access to teachers, workshops, and coaching even though they are not in a structured weekly class. See link below.
- 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 about 4 10-week 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 and the full week between Christmas and New Years. 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 (but have experience) will go through an orientation about how the studio operates before getting started. There is another orientation when it is time to glaze. Each orientation lasts about 15-30 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
Pre-paid passes to the studio that you can use whenever we are open. Stay as long as you would like, but if you leave and come back, that would count as two visits.