Independent Studio

Mary Helen works in a small, home-based studio several days a week. There are certain days every week where the studio has typically gone un-used, so she thought, why not share?

When will this happen?

Independent Studio time will become available starting February 1, 2022. There will be five 4-hour slots weekly available:

  • Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday Late PM (6pm to 10pm)
  • Thursday PM (5pm to 9pm)
  • Friday PM (5pm to 9pm)
  • Saturday AM (9 to 1)
  • Saturday MID (1 to 5)
  • Saturday PM (5 to 9)
  • Sunday Late PM (6 to 10)

How does this work?
A subscription to Independent Studio will be $85/mo for one dedicated slot. This subscription is an upgrade from the Pro Kiln Club membership and would replace the previous $34/mo rate.

This subscription includes the use of studio tools, equipment, and dipping glazes. This does NOT include clay or per batch firing fees. Per-batch firing fees for Independent Studio members will match the rates for the Kiln Club Pro Account.

What does the studio offer?

Mary Helen’s studio has one Brent pottery wheel (with a strong arm), a small Bailey tabletop slab roller, one small work table, and a variety of plaster molds, stamps, hand tools, and about half a dozen dipping glazes.

The space is heated and air conditioned, and has access to a hose powered utility sink right outside. Independent Studio members will each have one dedicated shelf to store clay, supplies, a damp box, or whatever else.

The studio also has WiFi, an Amazon echo to stream music, and WAY too many selfie tripods.

Who is this for?

Independent Studio is meant for potters and ceramics artists who are fully comfortable working on their own. Instruction will not be available during these hours. Folks with at least 2 years ceramics experience will be preferred over other applicants.

Will I be working alone?

Only one member will be scheduled per time-slot, and typically Mary Helen rarely works in the studio during these times. You will have a passcode to enter the studio and will typically be alone while you work. When and if Mary Helen does need to work in the studio during Independent Studio time, you will have priority for space and equipment. P.S. The studio is equipped with a security camera for safety’s sake.

How can I sign up?

Keep an eye on your email. Applications will open shortly via a link sent exclusively to folks on our email waitlist.

How much does this cost?

Membership Signup Fee (Due upon enrollment. Includes refundable $50 deposit which covers the tote and incidental kiln damages.): $100

Monthly Membership Dues: $85

Firing Fees (per tote per firing): 

  • 7 Gallon Tote: $23
  • 10 Gallon Flat Tote: $29
  • 12 Gallon Tote: $40