Pottery Open Workshop

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What is 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!

Hand-building & Wheel Thowing

Beginners Welcome

more info about Wheel Throwing...

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Passes & Prices

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


Thursday & Fridays Nights are BYOB

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Open Workshop Hours

Thursdays & Fridays 4-10pm

Saturdays & Sundays 12-5 pm


OPEN WORKSHOP 2020

Starts on January 16th!!!


2020 Calendar

Winter: Jan 16- Mar 21

Spring: April 2 - May 24

2 TWO Hour Passes

2 Hour Pass

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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

Parent-Child  |   $55

Adult  |  $35

Every adult and child must have a pass

to enter the Pottery Studio


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

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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

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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

Adult  13 & Up |  $50

Every adult and child must have a pass

to enter the Pottery Studio

make-a- RESERVATION

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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.


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

DROP-IN

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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!

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 4-10 | Sat & Sun 12-5 

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

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


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 attended a Clay Date Night 


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How to use your pass

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.

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GLAZE, PAINT, FIRE

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

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

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

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

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.