Pottery Open Workshop

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What is Open Workshop?

What is Open Workshop?

What is Open Workshop?

Thank YOU for your Support!

During these unprecedented times of Covid-19 Crisis we are focused on new ways we can serve our community while also ensuring the future of our wonderful South City Community Studio.

Please Consider buying a pass or gift-certificate to be used at a later time and we will include one or more FREE hand-made masks.  All of our masks are double layered with a pocket for an extra filter, flexible soft nose piece, and long strings to tie behind ears or neck and head. Child size masks are included with child passes. Right now patterns are random. Please email us if you would like to make a request for a specific color scheme.

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Passes & Prices

What is Open Workshop?

What is Open Workshop?

We've Got YOU Covered...

BUY-A-Pass or Gift Certificate &

Get 1 or more hand-made masks for FREE!

free shipping 3-5 days


2 Hours $27 - $55

1 Hand-MaDe Mask

5 Hours $41 - $50

1 Hand-MaDe Mask for YOU + 1 for a friend

12 Hours $77 - $95

1 Mask for YOU + 2 for friends

28 Hrs $149 - $185

1 Mask for YOU + 3 for friends

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About Open Workshop

What is Open Workshop?

About Open Workshop

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!

Beginners Welcome

Hand-building-Wheel Thowing 


Thursdays & Fridays 4-10pm

Saturdays & Sundays 12-5 pm

2 TWO Hour Passes

2 Hour Pass

2 Hour drop-in pass

2 Hour reservation

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"MaKe-A-Mug" Workshop

It is our belief that everyone should have their own hand-made artisanal mug and why not make it yourself.  After work. After dinner. Bring your mom, kids, friends, and co-workers... Instruction is provided and we will walk you through each step of the process and when your all done we will dip it in a color for you or come back to

hand paint and glaze yourself!


Child 6-12  |  $27

Get 1 free hand-made mask - child size

Parent-Child  |   $55

Get 1 free hand-made mask

1 Adult Medium & 1 Child Size

Adult  |  $35

Get 1 free hand-made mask - Adult Medium


Every adult and child must have a pass

to enter the Pottery Studio
Drop-In or MaKe-A-Reservation


2 Hour reservation

2 Hour drop-in pass

2 Hour reservation

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Make-A-Reservation

for 2 hours to MaKe-A-Mug


Thursdays & Fridays

5-7 | 7:30-9:30 BYOB

Saturdays & Sundays

12 - 2 | 2-4 | 3-5


Feel free to call, text, or email us

with questions 314-773-3633

2 Hour drop-in pass

2 Hour drop-in pass

2 Hour drop-in pass

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Drop-In Students Welcome

If you are looking for something more flexible, no problem we've got you covered! Buy your pass online or at the studio and feel free to

drop-in anytime we are open. 

Thursdays & Fridays 4-10

Saturdays & Sundays 12 -5


If you have more than 4 people in your group you should MaKe-A-Reservation or call us!


5 Hour Passes

5 Hour Pass details

make-a- RESERVATIOn 5 hour pass

5 Hour DROP-IN Pass

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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 a 2 hour "MaKe-A-Mug, Cup or Bowl" utilizing pinch, coil and sculptural techniques. The 2nd project usually involves a few more steps and can be completed in a 1, 2, or 3 hour session.

Child 6-12  |  $41

Get 1 free hand-made mask - child size

Adult  13 & Up |  $50

Get 1 mask for you +1 for a friend!

1 Adult Medium & 1 Adult Large


Every adult and child must have a pass

to enter the Pottery Studio
Drop-In or MaKe-A-Reservation

5 Hour DROP-IN Pass

make-a- RESERVATIOn 5 hour pass

5 Hour DROP-IN Pass

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Drop-In Students Welcome

If you are looking for something more flexible, no problem we've got you covered! Buy your pass online or at the studio and feel free to drop-in anytime we are open.  Use your pass in 1, 2, and 3 hour increments.


Thursdays & Fridays 4-10

Saturdays & Sundays 12 -5

If you have more than 4 people in your group you should MaKe-A-Reservation or call us!

make-a- RESERVATIOn 5 hour pass

make-a- RESERVATIOn 5 hour pass

make-a- RESERVATIOn 5 hour pass

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"MaKe-A-Reservation"

You can get started by making a reservation for 

2 hours when you buy your 5 hour pass. You can use the rest of the hours on your pass in

1, 2, and 3 hour increments.

Thursdays & Fridays

5-7 | 7:30-9:30 BYOB

Saturdays & Sundays

12 - 2 | 2-4 | 3-5

Feel free to call, text, or email us with questions 314-773-3633

12 & 28 Hour Passes

12 & 28 Hour Pass details

Wheel Throwing at Open Workshop

Wheel Throwing at Open Workshop

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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. 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. Passes can be used in 1, 2, and 3 hour increments.


12 HOUR PASS

Child ages 6-12 | $77

Get 1 mask for you +2 for friends & family!

1 Child, 2 Medium

Adult ages 13 & Up | $95

Get 1 mask for you +2 for friends & family!

2 Medium, 1 Large


28 HOUR PASS

Child ages 6-12 | $149

Adult ages 13 & Up | $185

Get 1 mask for you +3 for friends & family!

1 Child, 2 Medium, 1 Large

Wheel Throwing at Open Workshop

Wheel Throwing at Open Workshop

Wheel Throwing at Open Workshop

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Teens and Adults with a 12 or 28 hour pass can learn how to throw on the potters wheel. All you gotta do is schedule your first demo to learn the basics and get started!  Once kids ages  10-12 years have completed 5 hours of hand-building they can choose to learn on the Potter's Wheel and schedule their 1st demo. After the 1st demo on the wheel you can drop-in to use your pass in 1, 2, and 3 hour increments.

HAND-BUILDING at Open Workshop

Hand-building involves making forms with your hands, fingers, and simple tools.  Students who focus on hand-building will start at the beginning learning the most common hand building techniques which are pinch pottery, coil building, and slab pottery.

How to USE YOUR PASS

Wheel Throwing at Open Workshop

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) Click here to make an appointment for your first demonstration on the potters wheel.

(3) DROP-IN during open hours OR  MAKE-A-RESERVATION Thurs & Fri 4-10 | Sat & Sun 12-5 

(4) Pottery Wheels are 1st come 1st serve, however if you MAKE-A-RESERVATION we will hold your wheel for you. We do not hold wheels for more than 5 minutes if there is a wait.

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

We try to accommodate drop-in students for their first time on the potter's wheel however it is recommended to schedule your first DEMO unless you have already attended a Clay Date Night 


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How to use your pass

How to use your pass

How to use your pass

Use your pass in 1, 2, and 3 hours, as well as on the 1/2 hour.  All students will need a pass ​to attend Open Workshop. Parents also need a pass to attend with their child.  Students with 5,12, and 28 hour passes will receive a virtual pass with a statement of hours used and left on your pass weekly or bi-weekly. We do not give refunds for missed, skipped or cancelled Open Workshop Classes and reserve the option to reschedule classes if needed. Students have the option to reschedule up to 7 days before your class. If you have an issue with attendance outside of the 7 days give us a call and we certainly will try to accommodate. 

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GLAZE, PAINT, FIRE

How to use your pass

How to use your pass

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

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Pottery Pick-Up

How to use your pass

Pottery Pick-Up

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)

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Hands-on wheel Demos

Surface Decoration Demos

Surface Decoration Demos

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.


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Surface Decoration Demos

Surface Decoration Demos

Surface Decoration Demos

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!

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STUDIO POLICIES

Surface Decoration Demos

STUDIO POLICIES

Use your pass in 1, 2, and 3 hours, as well as on the 1/2 hour.  All students will need a pass ​to attend Open Workshop. Parents also need a pass to attend with their child.  Students with 5,12, and 28 hour passes will receive a virtual pass with a statement of hours used and left on your pass weekly or bi-weekly. We do not give refunds for missed, skipped or cancelled Open Workshop Classes and reserve the option to reschedule classes if needed. Students have the option to reschedule up to 7 days before your class. If you have an issue with attendance outside of the 7 days give us a call and we certainly will try to accommodate.