1-Hour Open Wheel Rental Sessions
1-Hour Open Wheel Rental Sessions
Already know how to throw? You can rent our wheels for some DIY throwing time!
Available in 1-hour Sessions: Includes up to 45 minutes maximum time on the wheel and 15 minutes of active cleanup. With 4 wheels, you can sign up as many as 4 people per session. Consecutive open wheel sessions can be purchased for back to back hours on the wheel.
Please select the quantity of sessions you wish to purchase below (one session per person, or purchase more sessions for consecutive hours).
Date and time selections will be available during checkout.
Available to students who have completed the 4-week course or anyone who is already experienced in wheel throwing and would like to use the wheel completely on their own. No supervision or guidance in wheel throwing is provided by staff- you are just renting the wheel time. 1 Hour sessions are $45* each and includes the use of up to 5 pounds of stoneware clay, use of tools, bisque firing of viable pieces, up to 45 minutes on the wheel and a required 15 minutes of active cleanup so that the next person using the wheel has a clean wheel and workspace just like you had when you started your session. There is no limit to the quantity of thrown pieces you can make during your 45 minutes of wheel time with exception of what you can create within the 5lb. clay limit. At the 45-minute mark, you are expected to have completed your last piece for the session and you will start cleaning up so that the next person can use the wheel. We will fire your viable items to a Cone 04 bisque in approximately 7-10 day. You must come back within 30 days on your own time to glaze your piece(s) so we may complete the final Cone 6 firing and have them ready for pick up approximately 2 weeks later.
*Additional Cost: If you’d like more clay, additional clay over the 5-pound limit is $5 per pound available for your use during your session time. You may then come back and glaze your pottery pieces at your leisure up to 30 days from the date you made it. Paint time at our regular rates of $4 per half hour, up to $10 for unlimited paint time for the day apply and you have full use of our stoneware glazes and any other compatible glazes that are normally included in our paint time rates for each student. We reserve the right to charge an additional $10 fee for firing XL pieces (per firing for both bisque and glaze firings). This fee will be charged per piece and per firing for any pieces you make in excess of 10 inches in diameter and/or 10 inches high, as measured by a ruler. We also reserve the right to refuse any overly large, complex or fragile work of clay. If you are concerned about a possible refusal to fire, please speak with the owner or one of our wheel instructors ONLY (our regular staff cannot assist you with this inquiry) prior to arranging time to make this type of piece on the wheel.
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*FOR STUDENTS CURRENTLY ENROLLED IN 4-WEEK SESSIONS: You should book your open wheel time through your instructor or with our studio staff by phone only. Do not use this online form as you will be charged for your session.
*ALL BOOKINGS WITHIN 3 BUSINESS DAYS: If you are looking to book your wheel rental sessions within 72 hours, please do not sign up online as we need time to receive your order and then follow up with you to confirm your appointment date and time selection. Please call the studio instead at 860-517-8553 during business hours and we can immediately schedule and confirm your date and time and you can easily pay by phone with a credit card.