About Pottery Open WorkshoP

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. Read more to find out which type of pass is the best fit your you!

Open Workshop Hours

Thursdays & Fridays 12-7pm

Saturdays 10-4pm


Lunchtime-After School-After Work-After Dinner. Occasions for creating are endless, bring your mom, kids, friends, neighbors, and co-workers...

St. Louis' Pottery Studio

Passes & Prices

2 Hours $24 - $45

5 Hours $36 - $45

12 Hours $72 - $90

28 Hrs $144 - $180


GLAZE & FIRE FEES

First piece is FREE!

sm $6 med $9 lg $12

2 TWO Hour Passes

2 Hour Pass Child 6-12

"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

"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

"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

"MaKe-A-Mug, Cup or Bowl" 

The first project 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

"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

"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

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

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

12 Hour Pass Wheel Throwing

Learn all bout Pottery Wheel Throwing

with your 12 or 28  hour pass!

(1) BUY your pass

(2) Schedule your first hands-on Wheel Demo and learn the basic steps. 

DEMO TIMES:

Thursdays 12-1:30 & 5-6:30

Saturdays 10-11:30 

(3) Drop-In or Reserve wheel time

Schedule your 1st DEMO

28 Hour Passes

28 Hour Pass child 6-12

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

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

28 Hour Pass Wheel Throwing

Learn all bout Pottery Wheel Throwing

with your 12 or 28  hour pass!

(1) BUY your pass

(2) Schedule your first hands-on Wheel Demo and learn the basic steps. 

DEMO TIMES:

Thursdays 12-1:30 & 5-6:30

Saturdays 10-11:30 

(3) Drop-In or Reserve wheel time

Schedule your 1st Demo

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.

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

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)

Hands-on wheel Demos

Students 13-Adult with 12 or 28 hour passes can choose to focus on wheel throwing or hand-building or both. Students should schedule their first hands-on wheel demo to learn the basics before attending open workshop. 9-12 year olds may learn to throw after they have completed the 5 hours of hand-building.

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.

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.

Thursdays & Fridays 12-7pm / Saturdays 10-4pm