instructor: No Instructor (Open Lab)
for: Everyone! (Kids under 14 must be accompanied by an adult)
price: $25 or $15 for members (discounts with purchase of multiple passes)
Saturdays 10am-1pm & Tuesdays 5pm-8pm
We do not take reservations and space is limited. Occasionally we will close for an event but we try to always give notice.
During Clay Labs, all supplies are provided. You may use up to 10 lbs of clay per class. We usually offer two clay bodies at a time, however you are welcome to bring your own clay if it is a MIDFIRE clay body. Please consult our staff if you’d like to bring your own clay or glazes.
You are welcome to use our wide selection of clay tools, glazes, our slab roller and electric wheels (exception: if you are new to the wheel you must first take one of our classes before using). We can fire up to 1 cubic ft of ceramics per lab session, if you’d like to fire more than this please talk to the staff and we will work out an appropriate fee.
Totally new to clay? No problem
We welcome everyone, no matter your experience! However, this is not a class so it might help to do a little research before you arrive. There are many wonderful youtube videos on different handbuilding techniques to give you the basics of pinch pots, slab and coil building. We also love resources like Ceramic Arts Network. Our staff can offer a brief tutorial to get you started and we are always happy to answer your questions.
$25 per session/$15 for members (significant discounts with purchase of passes)
You may pay ahead or at the door with cash, card, or check.
We bisque fire at cone 04 and we offer a cone 5 glaze firing. All firings are in our electric kiln. Due to our limited space, we can only store ceramics for 4 weeks after they have been fired. Pieces that are left for longer than 4 weeks are considered abandoned and will be donated or thrown away. If you need more time, contact us! We will always try to store your work for longer.
Lab fees are non negotiable and are not dependent on project’s process.
For our safety and the safety of everyone’s projects, we do not fire items that are dangerous, extremely fragile, or thicker than 3/4in. We reserve the right to refuse the firing of any object for any reason.
In order to create a safe and encouraging environment for creativity, we ask that all attendees comply with Verge’s non-discrimination policy which prohibits unlawful discrimination and harassment based on race, color, gender, gender identity/expression, age, physical or mental disability, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by the state or local laws. We also ask that everyone contribute positively to a safe and comfortable environment for all attendees. We reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone who does not abide by our community standards stated above.