OPEN STUDIO

LOAM-light-through-windowMEMBERSHIP

LOAM Clay Studio rents open studio time to potters, with some prior experience, for independent work.

If you would like to work on your own in the studio please tell us a little about your experience with pottery. If you are experienced enough, we will give you an Open Studio membership. If you have no experience at all with clay we recommend that you take 2 or 3 beginner classes (7 weeks each) before working on your own in the studio.

Open studio membership is free but must be requested.

Request Open Studio Membership

To see pictures of the studio click here

PRICES

Price packages for Open Studio Time:

3 hours = $36 ($12/hour)
5 hours = $55 ($11/hour)
10 hours = $95 ($9.50/hour)
25 hours = $225 ($9/hour)
50 hours = $425 ($8.50/hour)
75 hours = $600 ($8/hour)
100 hours = $750 ($7.50/hour)
125 hours = $875 ($7/hour)
150 hours = $975 ($6.50/hour)

Studio time hours are non-transferable and expire after 1 year from the date of purchase.

To Open Studio Members, you can reserve sessions in advance once you have bought one of the open studio time packages. Payment must be received in full before you can reserve a session. Payments can be made online, phoned in or at the studio. Advance booking can be made online, by email info@loamclaystudio.ca or by phone 613 722 2529. Sessions must be booked at least 1 hour in advance. Booked sessions can be cancelled up to 1 hour before the session starts with no charge.

We can accommodate up to 10 potters in the studio at the same time. You may also drop-in without booking in advance, but if you do not book in advance we cannot guarantee that the studio will be open or that there will be space for you.

CALENDAR

Open Studio times

 

Fall 2017 Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
10:00am-1:00pm  CLOSED CLASS &
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CLASS OPEN
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1:00pm-6:00pm CLOSED UNTIL 3pm

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(Closed for occasional workshops)
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6:00pm-9:00pm OPEN STUDIO
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CLASS CLASS CLASS OPEN STUDIO OPEN STUDIO
(open on workshop days)
CLOSED

GLAZES

There are 26 reliable cone 6 glazes available to studio members. Samples of all our glazes are displayed on a glaze board in the studio showing all the overlap combinations on white and red clay. That’s 1,352 possibilites!

glaze-board

All work is fired by our staff. The kilns are fired regularly.

All the studio sessions are supervised by a staff member.

If you are already an Open Studio Member purchase and book your sessions here.

Studio potters must provide their own tools. Tools can be purchased at LOAM.

CLAY

Studio potters MUST purchase clay from LOAM. The clay price includes a fee to offset the cost of glazes and firing. One 10kg bag of clay is $47-$55 depending on type and includes glaze and firings. Clay may also be purchased for use outside the studio which does not include firing. The price range for the clay without firing included is $20-$25 per 10kg bag.

The clay bodies currently available for use in the studio or for purchase outside the studio are:

PSH C519X Smooth White
PSH C519S Grogged White
PSH C505X Red-brown
PSH  C455 Buff Speckled
PSH C540iX Smooth Black
PSH C910X Porcelain
PSH C575M MICHAEL SHEBA RAKU

FIRING

All open studio members work is fired by the LOAM staff. The cost is already included.

LOAM clay studio also fires work made outside the studio.  The costs are as follows and refer to a 10 cubic foot kiln:

Single item firing is $20/piece

Bisque firing: $50 for 1/4 kiln load, $85 for 1/2 kiln load and $155 for a full kiln load

Glaze firing: $60 for 1/4 kiln load, $100 for 1/2 kiln load and $185 for a full kiln load.

There is a tiny test kiln also available at $20/firing.

Glaze firings include the use of our glazes and 1 hour of studio time for every 1/2 kiln booked in order to glaze your work. If extra time is required, this will have to be purchased. To book a firing email info@loamclaystudio.ca or call 613 722 2529.

EQUIPMENT & FACILITIES

3 Electric Kilns: Cone Art 10 Cu Ft BX 2827, Cone Art Shimpo 7 Cu Ft, Test kiln Cone Art BX 119D .57 Cu F
8 student wheels: Shimpo VL-whisper
1 Slab Roller: Bailey DRDII 30″ Gear
2 Handbuilding tables: 8′ x 4′ wooden surface
Wedging table: 3′ x 2′ plaster surface
11 Heavy duty industrial metal shelving for work storage: 3′x2′x8′
Glaze counter: 8′ x 3′ wooden surface
26 Studio Glazes
Gallery
Kitchen
WC

Storage Lockers
If you would like to leave your tools and clay in the studio, lockers can be rented for $10/month.

Open Studio Potter Handbook