What’s the difference between wheel throwing and handbuilding?
When will my pieces be ready for pickup?
Your pieces will be ready 14 days after your last class. And 2 months after your last class we get rid of pieces that have not been picked up.
How do I become a member at POT?
Do you offer outside firing?
No, we are currently unable to offer outside firing services. Firing is only available for our members and students.
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. We have greatly reduced our class capacities to ensure that students are socially distant from one another. Masks are required, temp checks at the door, air filters, and COVID tests required before your first class. No physical contact with teachers either, but we still offer the same in depth teaching.
What ages are your classes for?
We are generally an adults-oriented studio. Our classes are for students ages 15+, and minors need to have a guardian's permission. This is due to a lot of adult themed art in the studio.
How do I find out when new classes are available?
Our classes sell out quickly, but there are ways to stay on top of them!
Do you offer private lessons?
Due to the pandemic we have become greatly understaffed, so we cannot offer private lessons these days. Hopefully in the near future we can!
What is your cancellation / refund policy?
We cannot accomodate make-ups for missed classes since our classes are always full.
Do you offer worktrade opportunities?
Yes! However, worktrade positions are limited and only available to current members.