Summer Class Updates June 28, 2020 11:45

Hello everyone,

There are some important changes to share with you.

Good News and slightly new hours
The studio will be open throughout the summer on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from1:00-6:00, on Saturdays from 10:00-5:00, and on Sundays from 12:00-5:00. Our new website and our video series will be posted by July 6
By popular request, we are acquiring three lightweight Shimpo wheels for rent to qualified CityClay students.

Disappointing News
After much angst and wringing of hands, the summer class session that was to start July 6 has been canceled. The first wave of COVID 19 is not going peacefully into the night and the risk to you, our dear students and staff, is just not worth it. It is our hope that the hours we are open for limited use, the videos we will be posting, the zoom sessions we will offer, and the wheel time in the studio and with rentals will make up for at least some of the disappointment. We just have to put safety first. Refunds will be forthcoming.

clay gallery with 24 vases on a shelfDETAILS:
The limited studio hours are for anyone who needs to buy supplies. It is also for anyone who has taken a class with us in the past who wants to drop off pots to be fired, pick up pots, roll out slabs, glaze pots using our dipping glazes, or use the wheels (by appointment). The clay and glaze must be for our studio. Masks and social distancing are required, and there will be limits on the number of people
coming in; so far that has not been an issue.

Wheel rentals:
There will be only three wheels to start with, so we will start with weekly rentals and determine if that can be extended based on demand. Renters will be required to have wheel skills. There will be a rental agreement to sign, a deposit to pay, and the wheels will be for pick up only. There are lightweight at about 25lbs, and we can help you load them in your car. No one could be more disappointed than we are. We miss you and the vibrant studio community that we had almost five months ago, but we are here and doing our best to stay afloat. We hope the online community we are creating will grow and help all of us cope with our changing world.