What’s the difference between wheel throwing and handbuilding?

Wheel throwing is when you get create your piece on the potter’s wheel. Yes, just like that one movie. This is the most popular form of pottery production, and most would consider it the truly therapeutic side of pottery. Wheel throwing is great for those looking for a new grounding practice. Handbuilding is all pottery that is not done on the wheel, while sitting at the taller worktables. Handbuilding includes slab construction, pinch pots, coil construction, and sculpting. In handbuilding you can be more forgiving and creative with decorations and adornments. Handbuilding is great for those looking for a more arts & crafts experience.

When will my pieces be ready for pickup?

For in-studio classes and workshops, 30 days after your last class date. For Online Classes, 30 days after you dropped off your piece for firing & glazing.

How do I become a member at POT?

You may apply for membership here!

Do you host workplace team building party here?

Absolutely, we do this all the time! Submit a form request here. We also bring our workshops to you! We offer Offsite Team Building Workshops where we bring a custom workshop to your place of work. Learn more here.

Can I bring in an outside piece to fire at your studio?

YES. We currently offer firing only memberships and outside firing services. E-mail info@potstudiola.com to arrange.

What goes into pricing?

We pay all our staff fair living wages, and a lot of labor goes into prepping, processing pieces, and cleaning, on top of teaching. Materials, especially glazes, are expensive as well. Every time you make a piece, it goes in the kiln for 30 hours in two different rounds. We try to keep our prices as accessible as possible with heavy overhead and materials cost in mind. This is why we offer sliding scale to black & brown individuals who cannot afford the full class price, and we now offer an option at checkout for students to donate $5 towards free/sliding scale pricing for students every month.

What is your pandemic related protocol?

As a very small business, we take the pandemic seriously because our staff and community cannot afford to get sick. Our in-studio classes max out at 6 students. Masks are required. Temp checks at the door. Fancy new air filters. Socially distanced seating. No contact with teachers, but its the same in depth teaching.

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