How many people can come?
Pottery parties are private lessons designed for 2 - 10 participants.
How much will it cost?
The cost of a pottery party is dependent on the age and number of participants, as well as the duration of the party.
There will be a $200 base fee for 2 hours of studio time (this is paid in advance)
$20 per child (ages 4-13)
$35 per adult (ages 14+)
$50 per 30 minutes of extra studio time, if needed*
A 3-hour party for 6 adults will cost $85 each or $510 total = $200 base fee + ($35 x 6 adults) + $100 for extra studio time
A 2-hour party for 8 children will cost $360 = $200 base fee + ($20 x 8 children)
*Children's parties typically run for 2 hours, occasionally 2.5 hours, while adult parties typically run for 3 hours.
How do I pay for the party?
A down payment of $200 will be required to reserve your party and can be paid via Square Invoice or E-transfer. This payment covers two hours of studio time and is fully refundable if the party is cancelled at least 24 hours prior to the start date. If your cancellation is less than 24 hours in advance, you will receive a gift certificate to use at a later date.
The remaining balance can be paid at the end of the party and will include the per-person fee and any extra time that was needed beyond the first two hours. This balance can be paid via Square (cash, credit or debit)
Can we bring refreshments / decorations?
You are more than welcome to bring refreshments to the studio! A small table will be available for holding drinks and snacks. There are an assortment of cups, plates, & cutlery at the studio, or you may bring your own. Decorations are also welcome, as long as they don't require too much set-up time.
Do you do kid's parties?
Absolutely! Kids parties must be supervised by an adult. Aimee will be there to lead the creative project, but there must be at least one other adult present to help keep things running as smoothly as possible.
What can we make?
Pottery parties focus on hand-building techniques only (no pottery wheel work). We have a binder at the studio full of project ideas that you can choose from! For larger parties, it's recommended that all participants create the same project. Smaller parties may allow for more individual project choices.
When can I take my project home?
After the party, all pieces will need to be fully dried before being fired in the kiln. All projects will be glazed with a food-safe clear glaze and are typically ready to be picked up within 3 to 4 weeks.
These private, personalized sessions are meant for one-on-one time with the instructor.
Wheel throwing lesson: $160 / 2 hours
This is an excellent introduction to wheel throwing! Your thrown piece/s will be trimmed and glaze fired for you with your choice of glaze.
Hand-building lesson: $135 / 2 hours
There are 3 methods of hand-building that may be taught, depending on your interests and what you wish to create:
1. Slab building
2. Coil building
3. the Pinch Pot method
How to prepare for your private lesson
The studio is equipped with all the necessities. However, you may choose to bring your own apron and wear clothing/shoes that you don't mind getting a bit muddy! (don't worry, it washes out)
If you have long hair, it should be tied up and out of the way (especially for wheel throwing). Short nails are also recommended.