Monthly Clay Studio Membership

With a Clay Studio membership, you have unlimited access to the studio during our open hours. Memberships are a great way to meet other local artists in the greater Santa Barbara community, share ideas, and inspire one another.

As of July 1st 2022, Memberships are $225 per month and include:

Unlimited access to the studio during open hours (9am–8pm Monday through Friday, 9–5pm Saturday and Sunday), as well as full use of Clay Studio equipment, which includes:

  • 36 Brent and Shimpo potters’ wheels, including a stand up wheel

  • Two large slab rollers

  • 6 hand building tables

  • 3 wedging tables

  • Extruder

  • Locker Storage (please bring your own lock)

  • Protected shelves to store work in progress

  • Photography room with professional lights and backdrop

  • Outdoor lounging and dining area

  • Library area with books about ceramic techniques and history

Studio Day Passes

Looking to work in the studio with less commitment? Clay Studio SB offers day passes for $35 per day. To obtain a day pass, simply arrive at Clay Studio on the day in which you would like to work and notify a CSSB staff member, who will complete your purchase. 

Non-member Firing and Glazing

For those who are looking to fire and glaze their work at Clay Studio but are not studio members, a volume-based box system will be used to measure bisqueware. You must purchase clay from Clay Studio, and then pay for a bisque firing of your greenware according to our box system. Makers will be charged separately glaze firings in accordance with space taken up in the kiln. When work is ready to be bisque or glaze fired, a Clay Studio staff member will measure the work and complete the purchase using the following price points:

Small: 12 in x 24 in x 6 in

Bisque box $15 

Glaze box $35 


Medium: 12 in x 24 in x 8 in

Bisque box $20 

Glaze box $45


Large: 12 in x 24 in x 10 in

Bisque box $25 

Glaze box $55 


(A discount will be applied for any unused space)  


Clay must be purchased from Clay Studio in order to be fired.

Membership Guidelines 

All members must read through Clay Studio’s Membership Guidelines here. By signing up for a membership, you are agreeing to our studio guidelines. 

Glazing Guidelines & Tips

We’ve provided a comprehensive guide to glazing at Clay Studio! Read through here. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions? Read through our FAQ here. 

Cancellation Policy

We do not offer refunds for memberships, or days missed during your membership month due to travel, injury, etc. Similar to a gym or other monthly memberships, when you sign up for the month you are committing to the month. No exceptions. If you plan to cancel your membership, please notify the Clay Studio staff who will complete your cancellation. Your cancellation will become effective on the last day of your monthly membership.