Clay Studio at River Arts

Welcome to the River Arts Community Clay Studio!

The clay studio at River Arts offers 4 pottery wheels, electric kiln, hand tools, glazes, and in-house clay. Clay is a cone 6 white stoneware, $30 per 25lb bag, and includes all glazing and firing costs. Clay must be purchased through RA. Members may contact clay studio manager to approve bringing in additional materials or glazes.

Monthly Memberships:


Work independently in the studio

Dedicated shelf space for work, clay, and supplies storage

Unlimited studio hours, except for blacked-out dates for classes and rentals

Access to building key-code for coming in on Saturday and when the office is closed

Punch Cards:

$50/5 punches - expires in 6 months

$100/12 punches - expires in 1 year

Punch Cards are good for either independent studio time or for coming in during Ongoing Drop-In Classes if you need assistance. Each punch good for 1 day in studio for as long as you want. Sign-up recommended as there is limited wheel space. Sign-up on sheet in the studio, by calling the office (802-888-1261), or emailing [email protected] Drop-ins welcome based on availability.
Ongoing Mixed-Level Classes:

-Thursdays with Heidi Bielenberg, 6-8pm. All ages!

-Afterschool Clay Class with Lisa Wolfgang - stay tuned for details!

Ongoing classes are run by studio assistant instructors. Instructors will assist you in your learning from beginning throwing, honing your skills, trimming, hand building, and glazing. Classes do not have a set start and end date, purchase a punch card and attend classes or independent studio time as able. Reserve a space in advance, drop-ins welcome based on availability. Sign-up by calling the office at (802) 888-1261, or emailing [email protected]
2-hour Private Lessons:

$75 for 1 person

$100 for 2 people

$125 for 3 people

$150 for 4 people

Book a 2 hour private lesson! All materials included. We encourage you to sign up for multiple dates if you would like to learn how to trim and glaze your piece, otherwise we will take care of the finish work and you can pick up your piece approx 2 weeks after lesson. Give us a call or email [email protected] for more information or to reserve your date!
Questions? Interested in teaching or becoming a studio assistant?

Contact: Heidi Bielenberg, Clay Studio Manager, [email protected]
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Fruit Bowls & Platters: Handbuilding with Jude Prashaw


3 Handbuilding Classes, 1 Glazing Session

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Hand building is an accessible, versatile method of working with clay off the wheel, ideal for beginners or potters wishing to expand their repertoire. This workshop will teach you the basics of building functional tableware. Participants can expect to leave with at least 5 pieces, and a wealth of knowledge!

All materials, glazing and firing costs included in tuition. Students will have access to clay studio outside of class times for the duration of the course.

All levels welcome

Instructor Jude Prashaw's motto is "I Tried To Contain Myself But I Escaped." Together, let's escape into curiosity!
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