We have studio memberships available for anyone wanting to come practice and improve their ceramics skills. Memberships gain you access to our studio space and ceramics supplies, equipment, 20+ glazes, numerous underglazes, and kiln firings. Memberships expire after one year from the date of purchase. Members are each provided with one half shelf for personal storage. Additional shelf space available for $150 and the shelf rental expires one year from date of purchase. Becoming a member also gives you a 20% discount for any classes that you sign up for (excluding workshops). Once you purchase a membership, you are asked to pay a studio session fee for each time you visit. This fee covers studio supplies and is in place of kiln firing fees. If you bring in an excess amount of work to be fired (more than 1/2 shelf) at one time, you may be subject to additional firing fees of $15 per half shelf of work.
Scenic City Clay Arts Studio equipment includes: 12 wheels, 2 handbuilding tables areas, 20+ glazes, numerous underglazes, handbuilding and wheel supplies (molds, trimmers, wires, bats, etc.). We operate 2 electric kilns (fired to cone 06). We require that you do not bring any outside clays or glazes into the studio. We offer for sale a variety of Highwater clay bodies including Buncombe White, Speckled Brownstone, and Earthenware Red. Each 25 lb. bag of clay costs $30 and includes all firing fees.
Membership & Session Costs
Standard Studio membership $150/annually
Standard studio session fee $15/session
We want to celebrate our seniors (65+), students (with valid student ID), and veterans so we offer a discounted membership and discounted session fees.
Student/Senior (65+)/Veteran membership $50/annually
Student/Senior (65+)/Veteran studio session fee $10/session
Evening session fee (beginning after 5 p.m.) $8/session
We also offer a new evening session fee of $8 to all members, regardless of membership type. This session can only be purchased beginning after 5 p.m. on any of our open studio nights. These evening sessions cannot be purchased in bulk or ahead of time - they are pay-as-you-go. Please note that this special evening price applies to this specific time frame only - this price will not be applied to any other open studio times throughout the day.