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 $27 - $55

5 Hours $41 - $50

12 Hours $77 - $95

28 Hrs $149 - $185


GLAZE & FIRE FEES

First piece is FREE!

sm $6 med $9 lg $12

Open Workshop Hours

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NEW HOURS

Thursday-Friday 2-10pm

Saturdays 12-6pm


Thursday & Fridays Nights are BYOB


2019-20 Calendar

Fall: Aug 1 - Dec 14

Winter: Jan 16- Mar 21

Spring: April 2 - May 23

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....

DROP-IN or MAKE-A-RESERVATION

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.  DROP-IN or MaKe-A-Reservation.

Thursdays 7:30-10 are BYOB....

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... 

DROP-IN or MAKE-A-RESERVATION

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.

DROP-IN or MAKE-A-RESERVATION

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....

DROP-IN or MAKE-A-RESERVATION

how to use your pass

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HOW TO USE YOUR PASS

(1) Use your pass in 1, 2, and 3 hour increments (2) DROP-IN during open hours OR  MAKE-A-RESERVATION Thurs-Fri 2-10 & Sat 12-6  (3) BYOB Thurs 7:30-10 & Fri 7-10pm (4) You can use hours on your pass to sign-up for demos and classes at Open Workshop too! Click here

12 & 28 Hour Passes

12 & 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 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 ages  11-12 years have completed 5 hours of hand-building they can choose to learn on the Potter's Wheel and schedule their 1st demo.

12 & 28 Hour Pass | Child 6-12

12 Hour Pass $77 

28 Hour Pass $149

12 & 28 Hour Pass | 13-Adult

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Teens and Adults with a 12 or 28 hour pass can learn all about Wheel Throwing or Hand-building. Beginners and all levels welcome. 

You can choose to hand-build, wheel-throw or both! Instructors are working with students the whole time and we will walk you through

each step of the way...


12 & 28 Hour Pass | 13-Adult

12 Hours $95

28 Hours $185

How to USE YOUR PASS

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HOW TO USE YOUR PASS

(1) Use your pass in 1, 2, and 3 hour increments.

(2) DROP-IN during open hours OR  MAKE-A-RESERVATION Thurs-Fri 2-10 & Sat 12-6 

(3) BYOB Thurs 7:30-10 & Fri 7-10pm

(4) You can use hours on your pass to sign-up for demos and classes at Open Workshop too!

Click here

Feel free to drop-in for your 1st demo on the potters wheel or make an appointment below


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:

click here to make a reservation for

your first wheel lesson.


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.