About Pottery Open Workshop

What is Open Workshop?

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SBAP is a South St. Louis Pottery Studio. 

At Open Workshop, instruction is available when you want or need to learn, and we can allow you to grow at your own pace whether your goal is a specific technique, piece or just learning about clay and having a good time. Bring your mom, kids, friends, neighbors, co-workers. Read more to find out which type of pass is the best fit your you!

Hand-building & Wheel Thowing

Beginners Welcome

more info about Wheel Throwing...

Passes & Prices

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2 Hours $24 - $45

5 Hours $36 - $45

12 Hours $72 - $90

28 Hrs $144 - $180

Buy your pass online

get an extra hour for FREE!


GLAZE & FIRE FEES

First piece is FREE!

sm $6 med $9 lg $12

Open Workshop Hours

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June 13 - June 28

Thurs &  Fri 12-7

NEW HOURS Staring in August

Aug 1 - Dec 14

Thurs & Fri 2-10pm | Sat 12-6

Labor Day Weekend Hours:

Open Thurs 8/29 2-10pm

Closed Fri 8/30 & Sat 8/31


Drop-In or MaKe-A-Reservation

Lunchtime-After School-After Work-After Dinner. 


2 TWO Hour Passes

2 Hour Pass Child 6-12

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"MaKe-A-Mug" Kids Workshop

Kids love making their own Mug, Cup or Bowl! Mugs can be made in endless shapes, themes and ideas! Make a self portrait mug, favorite animal or pet, or maybe trinket dish....


BUY Now $24

2 Hour Pass 13-Adult

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"MaKe-A-Mug" Adult Workshop

It is our belief that everyone should have their own hand-made artisanal mug and why not make it yourself.... Will you make a tea cup, soup mug, coffee or hot chocolate mug?

BUY Now $30

2 Hour Parent-Child Pass

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"MaKe-A-Mug” with your Kid

Bring your kid, grand-kid, niece, nephew, little sister or little brother... MaKe it a special experience to remember and bring your favorite kiddo to Open Workshop... 

BUY NOW $45

5 Hour Passes

5 Hour Pass Child 6-12

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"MaKe-A-Mug, Cup or Bowl" 

The first pottery class for new students is the make a mug, cup or bowl project, and the 2nd project involves a few more steps. Kids and adults who have repetitive 5 hour passes will continue to advance in their hand-building skills.

BUY NOW $36

5 Hour Pass 13-Adult

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"MaKe-A-Mug, Cup or Bowl" 

Students can expect to MaKe 2 Two projects on a 5 hour pass. The first project for new students is "MaKe-A-Mug, Cup or Bowl" utilizing pinch, coil and sculptural techniques. The 2nd project usually involves a few more steps....

BUY NOW $45

More 5 hour details

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"Next Steps to MaKing"

With guidance from and instructor, students may choose to draw and plan an abstract sculpture and others might take functional ideas to the next level with a lemon juicer, condiment serving dish, butter dish and more...

12 Hour Passes

12 Hour Pass Child 6-12

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Kids and Adults can learn to take their artistic processes of MaKing to the next level with a 12 or 28 hour pass. With a 12 or 28 hour pass students can start to work with slabs, and design their own projects with instructor guidance.  Once kids 9-12 years have completed 5 hours of hand-building they can choose to learn about Wheel Throwing.

BUY NOW $72

12 Hour Pass 13-Adult

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Teens and Adults with a 12 or 28 hour pass can start at a beginner, intermediate, or advanced level with Wheel Throwing or Hand-building. 

Once all new students have completed their "MaKe-A-Mug" introduction to clay they can start to advance techniques by learning how to MaKe multi-step projects and sculptures or focus on Wheel Throwing....

BUY NOW $90

How to get started on the Wheel

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(1) BUY your pass (2) Attend your first hands-on Wheel Demo and learn the basic steps. (3) Start to throw with guidance & instruction...

DEMO TIMES:

Top of the hour Thurs, Fri, Sat

Be here 15 min early to claim your wheel

Thurs & Fri:

Noon, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00, 5:00, 6:00

Saturdays:

10:00, 11:00, Noon, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00

Buy your pass

28 Hour Passes

28 Hour Pass child 6-12

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Kids and Adults can learn to take their artistic processes of MaKing to the next level with a 28 hour pass. With a 28 hour pass students can start to work with slabs, and design their own projects with instructor guidance.  Once kids 9-12 years have completed 5 hours of hand-building they can choose to learn about Wheel Throwing.

BUY NOW $144

28 Hour pass 13-Adult

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Teens and Adults with a 28 hour pass can start at a beginner, intermediate, or advanced level with Wheel Throwing or Hand-building. 

Once all new students have completed their "MaKe-A-Mug" introduction to clay they can start to advance techniques by learning how to MaKe multi-step projects and sculptures or focus on Wheel Throwing....

buy now $180

How to get started on the wheel

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(1) BUY your pass (2) Attend your first hands-on Wheel Demo and learn the basic steps. (3) Start to throw with guidance & instruction...

DEMO TIMES:

Top of the hour Thurs, Fri, Sat

Be here 15 min early to claim your wheel

Thurs & Fri:

Noon, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00, 5:00, 6:00

Saturdays:

10:00, 11:00, Noon, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00

buy your pass

How to use your pass

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Use your pass in 1, 2, and 3 hours, as well as on the 1/2 hour.  Drop-in or reserve your time in advance. Students with reservations are seated first. Groups of 6 or more should call or email ahead to pre-pay and reserve space.

GLAZE, PAINT, FIRE

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Come back and glaze, paint, or stain your own pottery. Just make sure to wait 2 weeks from Saturday before coming in to finish.  Instructors can also dip your pottery for you in our artisanal studio-made glazes. Pottery made here is fired to cone 6, which means it is food safe stoneware as well as dishwasher and microwave safe.

GLAZE & FIRE FEES

First piece is FREE!

sm $6 med $9 lg $12

Pottery Pick-Up

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Pottery Pick-Up is usually 3 or 4 weeks as pottery needs time to dry and then we do the 1st fire (bisque fire), and then 2 fire (glaze). To be sure your pottery is ready for pick-up click here before making a special trip. ​​(When picking up yours or your friends pottery it is a good to know the class date and or have a picture)

Hands-on wheel Demos

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Students with a 12 or 28 hour pass who want to learn to Throw on the Potters Wheel should attend a 1 hour demonstration to learn the basic steps of wheel throwing and our studio! All students must have a pass to attend a hands-on wheel demonstration

DEMO TIMES:

Top of the hour Thurs, Fri, Sat

Be here 15 min early to claim your wheel

Thurs & Fri:

Noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm

Saturdays:

10am, 11 am, noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm


Surface Decoration Demos

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Learn about scraffito, mischima, image transfers, or painterly techniques. We are always doing new and different techniques with surface design at Open Workshop. Surface decoration demonstration schedule will be posted soon!

STUDIO POLICIES

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All students will need a pass ​to attend Open Workshop. Parents also need a pass to attend with their child.  Left-over hours can transfer to next season, but expire if not used within two years from date of purchase. Students with 5, 12, & 28 hour passes will receive a members only login to view studio notes and hours.