Want to Join the Clay Studio?

Studio memberships are a great way to get involved with the clay art community. The Potter’s Shop offers a full experience pottery studio membership. The studio membership allows various benefits and rewards while supporting the arts in the community.

What do we have to offer?

We are a 7000 sq.ft. pottery facility located in Waukesha. We have over 16 pottery wheels, slab roller, extruder, spray booth, several electric kilns, fully stocked chemical room, plenty of storage, teaching facility… everything to get you into clay!

Our membership structure allows many opportunities to get involved.

Join a ceramic studio and have fun making art

Available Materials

One of the distinctive features that sets us apart from other clay studios is the ability to experiment and work in all options of clay. You do not need to purchase your materials from us; however, we do stock very nice, professional clays and glazes.

Stocked Clay

Cone 10 high-fire
Laguna B-Mix (white smooth) with sand white lightly grogged

Cone 6 mid-fire
Laguna B-Mix 5 (white smooth)
Standard English Porcelain #365 (very white, very smooth)
Standard Brown Clay #112
#250 RAKU (grey medium grog)

Cone 04 low-fire
#10 White (white smooth talc free)
#20 Red (red smooth terra cotta)

Since we are a full distributor of all Laguna and Standard clays and glazes, we also offer over 100 other different clay bodies for special order.

The Full Experience

$65/month (6 month contract) *Paid in full or monthly EFT required
$75 month-to-month
Add a family member for only an additional $35 month (aka secondary)

To start a membership, there is a one-time $60 joining fee. The joining fee is waived if you have taken a prior 6 week class, or a series of 2 or more private lessons.

Non Member Firing Fees

If you’ve got some pottery that you’ve made at home, in a class, or somewhere else and would like to have it fired in our kilns, The Potters’ Shop offers bisque and glaze firing services in our electric kilns.
Click here for more information on firing fees

What’s Included

With the joining fee, you’ll receive:

studio orientation
25# block of clay
tool kit

Great membership for the serious potter!
This membership has it all! Openings currently available.

• Full 24/7/365 access to the facility
• Shelf in the members studio
• Full use of all equipment in both studios
• Larger allotment of ware storage
• Discounted member rate on clay and kiln firings

What’s Not Included

Materials and kiln firings

Due to the unsupervised 24/7 access our membership allows, the primary member must be 18 or older. Anyone under the age of 18 must have a parent/guardian sign-on as the main membership holder and add on the youth as a secondary. There are no exceptions. In order for the secondary to take advantage of the 24/7 full access, they must be 16 or older and complete the youth studio orientation (to be scheduled).

Kiln Firing and Fees

The Potter’s Shop kiln room consists of 4-8 cu.ft. electric cone 10 kilns.


Electric Kiln
Full load up to cone 6: $30 for members
Full load cone 6-10: $55 for members

Kiln loads need to be paid for in full prior to firing. Members are allowed to share kiln loads; however, a full load needs to be paid for by 1 member.

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