Spring Open Studio Time

After one year of temporary indoor closure we are excited to announce that Clay Studio will be reopening for open studio time starting Monday, April 5. Participating in Clay Studio’s Spring Open Studio Time will enable you to work independently inside the studio during allotted days and times over the course of 8 weeks.

Spring Open Studio is intended for private, independent work and is not intended for beginners. No instruction will be offered.

To ensure the safety of our community and to help limit the spread of COVID-19, we will permit up to 8 people in our 2,500 square foot studio per work period. Please see below for details on how to register and to view Clay Studio’s current safety policies and procedures.

How it works:

  • Decide on a day and time that you would like to work in the studio. You are welcome to register for one or multiple days. Choose between 9am–12pm or 1–4pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
  • Register for your 8 week session(s). By registering, you are guaranteed studio access during your allotted day and time for the duration of the 8 week period. We will not offer refunds or reschedule missed days – by signing up you are registering for 8 weeks. 
  • Practice alongside others in our state-of-the-art 2,500 square foot studio using wheels and equipment with up to 7 others during your day and time.
  • Studio equipment includes:
    • 8 new Brent potters’ wheels
    • Brand-new slab roller
    • 3 hand building tables
    • 2 wedging tables
    • Extruder
    • Locker Storage
    • 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
  • Store your clay, tools and work here at the studio.

Spring Open Studio is ideal for private, independent work and is not intended for beginners. No instruction will be offered.

Questions? Please view our FAQ here.

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Spring Open Studio Details

  • You must register for your session in advance of coming to the studio.
  • You will work with up to 7 others (and one Clay Studio staff member) in our 2,500 square foot studio space per session.
  • Sessions span 8 weeks and are currently available on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays in the following work periods: 9am–12pm and 1pm–4pm. All sessions last three hours.
  • Spring Open Studio spans from April 5–May 30. We may extend our Spring Open Studio model if we cannot resume our classes and extended membership by then. We are closely monitoring the COVID situation and will adjust accordingly.
  • All Spring Open Studio members must bring their own tools and towel. A toolkit can be purchased at Clay Studio.
  • Clay must be purchased in the studio. Clay and firing is not included in the cost of the Spring Open Studio model. We offer 7 different pre-mixed cone 10 clay bodies from Laguna Clay Company in addition to our own cone 10 studio reclaim.

Questions? Please view our FAQ here.

Clay Studio Safety Protocols

Clay Studio has implemented safety protocols recommended by the Santa Barbara County Department of Public Health, and has been inspected and advised by a local infectious disease expert. Please note the following protocols we have put in place to help limit the spread of COVID-19 in the community:

  • Staff has undergone safety training and sanitizes the studio multiple times per day.
  • Clay Studio will have masks for sale as well as sanitizing gel, soap and a no-touch thermometer available at the studio.
  • Staff and open studio participants required to wear masks at all times, and must sanitize and wash hands frequently.
  • All open studio participants must read and sign our studio safety guidelines before their first work period appointment.
  • We are continuing to monitor COVID-19 updates in our community on a daily basis. While we have been advised by the Santa Barbara County Department of Public Health that we are permitted to open our doors at a limited capacity, we understand that the situation may change.