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.

Beginning September 1st, 2023, monthly memberships are $300 per month. Quarterly memberships are $825.

Membership Includes:

Unlimited access to the studio during open hours (9:00am–9:00pm Monday through Thursday, 9:00–5:00pm on Friday through Sunday), as well as full use of Clay Studio equipment, which includes:

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

  • 1 large slab roller

  • 6 hand building tables

  • 3 wedging tables

  • Extruder

  • Locker Storage

  • Storage 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

If you are interested in starting a membership, please visit our new site makerhouse.org

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 staff member, who will complete your purchase.

By purchasing a day pass, you agree to adhere to our Community Guidelines.

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.

Studio Guidelines 

All members must read through Clay Studio’s Studio Guidelines and FAQ’s 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. 

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. 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.

Private Firing & Kiln Rental Pricing 

Private firings are intended for individuals who are interested in processing work outside of the studio firing schedule or temperatures/atmospheres. We can be flexible with our kiln schedule in order to accommodate deadlines. Clay Studio staff will load and fire the work. A security deposit of $150 is required for the use of outside glazes. 

Skutt Kiln (28″ x 28″ x 29″)

$75 for Bisque Firing 

$150 for mid/high temp Glaze Firing

 

Bailey Kiln (27″ x 40″ x 61″)

$150 for Bisque Firing 

$300 for mid/high temp Glaze Firing

 

Blaauw Kiln (36″ x 72″ x 53″)

$250 for Bisque Firing 

$500 for mid/high temp Glaze Firing

 

Baby Blue Gas Kiln (24″ x 12″ x 24″)

$150 for Cone 6 Firing 

$225 for Cone 10 Firing 

 

Big Blue Gas Kiln (28″ x 28″ x 48″)

$250 for Cone 6 Firing 

$325 for Cone 10 Firing