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the Clay Studio

We are incredibly excited to introduce Make Time’s first expansion into a new creative space: “The Clay Studio”. The Clay Studio draws together students and artists in a welcoming environment that invites curiosity and discovery around the art and craft of clay. With pottery wheels, extruders, a slab table and numerous other tools The Clay Studio is Eldorado’s new home for ceramics exploration. We are offering classes in hand-building, sculpture and throwing on the pottery wheel, taught by local working artists.

Information on Membership, & Firing fees and Class Schedule can be found below.

 

 
 
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Membership

We are currently in the process of moving into a new larger space (still at La Tienda). Below you’ll find member benefits described for the current studio as well as the benefits as they will stand in the new studio.

Current Studio (Located in Bldg. A @ La Tienda)
To ensure the best experience we limit the number of Clay Studio Members to Ten. They have access to the studio any time Building A is open. This includes week nights and weekends. Each member will get 2 free firings a month which can be Bisque or Glaze firing. Members also enjoy a discount for any extra firings as well as dedicated space in the studio to store supplies and tools. Please call (505.470.5016) or email if you’re interested in registering as a Clay Studio Member.

Day/Week Passes

Clay Studio Day Pass
25.00

This pass includes access to the Clay Studio, all it’s tools (wheels/extruder/slab roller), and glazes. It does not include clay or firing. We offer a variety of clay for $15/25 lb bag which can be purchased separately. Pricing for firing can be found on the “Clay Studio” page of our website.

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Clay Studio Weekly Pass ( 7 consecutive days )
45.00

This pass includes access to the Clay Studio, all it’s tools (wheels/extruder/slab roller), and glazes. It does not include clay or firing. We offer a variety of clay for $15/25 lb bag which can be purchased separately. Pricing for firing can be found on the “Clay Studio” page of our website.

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Firing Fees

Kiln Firing ^06 Bisque & Glaze
0.50

We charge $.50 per inch of the longest side of the piece for a Bisque or Low Fire Glaze firing. To purchase, measure the longest side of your piece (in Inches). Type in that number as the Quantity you’d like to purchase. If firing multiple pieces you may combine the length of each piece together to use as your Quantity. Please note - Currently we are limited to 17” in any direction.

For example firing a mug runs $1.00 to $2.00 depending on it’s height.

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Kiln Firing ^6 Glaze
0.65

We charge $.65 per inch of the longest side of the piece for a Cone 6 Glaze firing. To purchase, measure the longest side of your piece (in Inches). Type in that number as the Quantity you’d like to purchase. If firing multiple pieces you may combine the length of each piece together to use as your Quantity. Please note - Currently we are limited to 17” in any direction.

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Clay Studio Classes


 
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Winter & Spring Classes:
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Sculpting in Clay with Arlene Siegel (January)

Sculpting in Clay

with Arlene Siegel
January 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st
Thursdays 1pm -3pm | $100 (4 sessions)

Each Thursday afternoon creativity pours its way into the Clay Studio during Arlene’s sculpture class. Her calm approach to teaching creates a relaxed atmosphere that is welcoming to both beginners and advanced students. To learn more about Arlene check out our Staff Page.

In this course students will explore the Sculptural side of clay. Arlene Siegel (Sculptor and Figure Artist) will guide you through a number of techniques for creating anything from figurative sculpture to abstract decorative pieces in clay. Class size is kept small to ensure a as much individualized attention as possible. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced student of clay, if you’re looking for a positive, relaxed atmosphere to explore your creativity then this class is for you.

Clay is not included in the class price, but can be purchased at the studio for $15 per 25lb bag.

 
 

 
 
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Pottery & Hand-building Future Classes
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Pottery & Hand-building Class (Adults)
100.00

Pottery & Hand-building Class (Adults)

January 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
Wednesday Mornings 10am -12pm | $100 (4 sessions)

Join Simon Boses Wednesday mornings for a class that covers and introduction to throwing on the wheel as well as hand building techniques. Class size is kept very small (6-8 students) to ensure individualized attention. The Clay Studio is equipped with pottery wheels, a slab rolling table, a 6” and 4” wall mounted extruder and various clay hand tools.

Clay is not included in the class price, but can be purchased at the studio for $15 per 25lb bag.

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Teen & Tween Ceramics Night

Teen & Tween Ceramics Night

Teen & Tween Ceramics Night
Every-Other Saturday Night 5pm - 7:30pm | $100 (4 sessions)

This class for teens will be taught in 4 sessions taking place every-other Saturday night. We will cover throwing on the wheel as well as hand building techniques. The Clay Studio is equipped with pottery wheels, a slab rolling table, a 6” and 4” wall mounted extruder and various clay hand tools. Class includes instruction from Simon Boses and two firings.

Clay is not included in the class price, but can be purchased at the studio for $15 per 25lb bag.

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