SPG's Open Studio Program ensures that our open studio experience remains a safe, respectful and fun atmosphere with many opportunities to grow in the art of ceramics.
Volunteer Local is our web program to manage our volunteers in all activities related to the studio. We will ask all members and students to sign in on line for any class, event or volunteer shift that they intend to participate in. Once in the studio, we will have you check in when you arrive and check out when you leave. You can download the Volunteer Local App to your smart phone to easily track the shifts you have signed up for.
We accept anyone 18 and older and you must take an 8 week class from SPG in order to take advantage of our facility.
*Annual membership here at SPG is $125 per year and entitles the person to vote on member issues, join the board, and receive two bags of recycled clay. Annual Members also receive a discount on monthly open studio fees of $35.
*Open Studio Members pay a $45 per month fee, and entitles the member to use the studio to make, trim, and glaze pieces made with SPG clay. The monthly OS fee does not have to be purchased consecutively, but must be paid on the first day you use the studio during any given month.
Only items made with SPG clay by students and open studio members, can be fired at our studio. We do not sell space in our kilns.
SPG is a 401(c)3 non-profit studio. We have no paid staff.
All monitors, teachers, maintenance, studio function teams and board members are volunteers.
Only current students and Open Studio Participants can attend the workshops offered by SPG. An OS participant is defined by having taken an 8 week class within the last 2 years, or using the studio within the last 2 years after having taken a class. Please contact us if you are unsure if you qualify!
We offer clay for sale to our students and Open Studio Participants, but we do not sell supplies as a retail store. Please visit our local pottery supply store - The Clay Connection for your supply needs!