Clay at Home

You do not need to be registered for a class to participate in clay at home! You have the option to purchase firing services, clay, and glazes. Pick up and drop off is Fridays between 10:00 AM-3:30 PM. Register here.

Register for Clay At Home or purchase a clay kit through the online form below, or contact the front desk at 651-407-0597 WBCA@whitebeararts.org.

Register for classes or at WhiteBearArts.org/clay or contact the front desk at 651-407-0597 WBCA@whitebeararts.org.

 

Last clay firing drop off date of 2022: Friday, December 16 by 3:30 PM (work must be on the glaze shelf, or dry on the bisque shelf). *Work that is dropped off after Monday, December 16 at 3:30 PM will be available for pick up the week of January 2, 2023. 

Last firing pick up times of 2022: Monday, December 19 through Friday, December 23 at 12:00 PM. *Work that is not picked up by Friday, December 23, by 12:00 PM will be available for pick up the week of January 2, 2023.

FIRING

You will register for a drop off date and leave your piece(s) on the carts labeled Ready to Glaze Fire and/or Ready to Bisque Fire. Pick-up will be one to two weeks later. It can be picked up on the At Home Clay shelf, or Ready to Take Home cart. All outside clay and glazes MUST be approved by Clay Coordinator Samantha Hernandez (shernandez@whitebeararts.org) or Clay Studio Manager Alex Chinn (achinn@whitebeararts.org) before being fired.

WBCA fires Bisque at Cone 08 and Glaze at Cone 6.

Date/Time: Fridays, 10:00 AM-3:30 PM (pick-up and drop-off)

Tuition: $10 for up to 5 pieces, $2 per piece after that (per week)

Note: Any piece larger than 14” will be charged an additional $10.

CLAY PURCHASE 

Date/Time: Fridays, 10:00 AM-3:30 PM 

Tuition: $10 for ½ bag, $20 for full bag of clay (specify the type of clay when
registering)

Clay Types: MN Clay; MB6, Split Rock, Iron Range, and Recycling (mixture of
all 3)

GLAZE PURCHASE

Date/Time: Fridays, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM 

Tuition: $10 for a 16 oz jar of glaze, $10 for two underglazes (2 oz jars)

CLAY KITS

Clay Kits are a great way for people of all ages and experience to enjoy the creative process of working with clay! With your Clay Kit, you will receive a bag of clay and an assortment of glazes, along with the opportunity to have your piece(s) fired at WBCA at no additional cost. Let your imagination take you to a world of pinch pots and animal figures – or make a tile or small plate! The ideas are endless! Click here for information on starting a home clay studio.

Your purchase will be waiting for you outside the building on Fridays between  10:00 AM-12:00 PM. 

Clay Kit Contents:

  • 1/2 pounds of clay
  • 4 underglazes (black, baby blue, yellow and brilliant red).
  • Clear glaze (this is what will make the surface smooth and shiny).
  • Bisque firing (up to 5 pieces at one time).
  • Glaze firing (up to 5 pieces at one time).

Date/Time: Clay Kits can be picked up on Fridays from 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Tuition: $60 per kit, which includes firing for up to 5 pieces

Age/Level: Adults, Teens, Kids 5+

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