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Easthampton Clay

Easthampton Clay Membership

We at Easthampton Clay believe that members are the heart of our community, bringing a creative vitality to the space.

Membership Levels:

(to be charged automatically on the first of the month)

Tier 1:

Tier 1 Members have use of studio space at Easthampton Clay with 24-hour access including classroom equipment such as wheels, slab roller, extruder, and use of slips and glazes. Your work will be fired in our kilns, however, members do not have direct access to firing of kilns or the restricted areas of the studio such as the kiln area, clay and raw materials area. Clay must be purchased through the studio. No outside clay is allowed for any reason.

  • 1 year: $110/month or $85/month with 2 hours per month of studio volunteer work
  • 6 month: $135/month or $110/month with 2 hours per month of studio volunteer work
  • Includes designated shelf space, access to studio 24/7, a once every other month meeting to ask any technical questions, use of slips, glazes and all making equipment including molds, stamps, textures, etc., but does not include tools or clay.
  • Cooperative members provide 2 to 2.5 hours of service to the studio every month. Such services may include mopping, reclaiming, glaze mixing, etc.
  • All members get 10% off all classes and one-day workshops.

Tier 2:

Tier 2 Members have access to glazing and dropping off work to be fired. No use of wheels or other equipment is included. Glaze only. Clay must be purchased through the studio. No outside clay is allowed for any reason.

  • 1 year: $65/month
  • 6 month: $80/month
  • All members get 10% off all classes and one-day workshops.

Tier 3:

Affiliated Members are welcome to attend member meetings, participate in the Slack Member chat, and studio sales.

  • 1 year: $125
  • No security deposit is required
  • All members get 10% off all classes and one-day workshops.

A refundable security deposit of $135 paid at the time of joining the studio, will be held against lost key, late charges, glaze runs, or other fees not paid directly by the member, and will be refunded when the member leaves the studio and returns their key.

Easthampton Clay offers a white, speckled, and dark stoneware clay bodies as well as black and porcelain clay bodies. Clay may only be purchased through the studio for $35 per bag for stoneware or $45 per bag for porcelain and black clay. We bisque fire to cone 04 and glaze fire to cone 6 in electric kilns and have over 15 glazes to choose from.

All members are invited to participate in our two annual Open Studios sales in May and December. This is a great opportunity to show your work and sell it to the public.

Become a Member!

Easthampton Clay currently has a waiting list. Click on the button below to fill out our Membership Application Form, and we will contact you when we have an opening.

Please note: Easthampton Clay students always get first option for membership.  It's best to take a class (beginner or advanced beginner) to familiarize yourself with our studio.

Click here for our Membership Application Form

Requirements: Prior to joining Easthampton Clay as a member, we would like to meet with you to give you a tour of our studio to see if this is a good fit for both of us. Members must sign an agreement to adhere to the studio rules and COVID guidelines. We do require that all members have a basic knowledge of clay and glaze, meaning no instruction is required for you to work freely in the studio.

Studio Rules: To sustain a creative, safe, and healthy studio environment, we ask everyone to review the studio rules and contact us for all questions or concerns. We are always open to suggestions and will weigh each one carefully and with a great deal of consideration.