Clay Lab

instructor: Verge Staff

category: Ceramics

for: Everyone! (Kids under 14 must be accompanied by an adult)

price: $25 or $15 for members (discounts with purchase of multiple passes)

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Clay Labs are open to the public every Saturday morning, 10am-1pm and Tuesday evening, 4:30pm-7:30pm. We do not take reservations because we so rarely run out of space! All ages and skill levels are welcome (kids under the age of fourteen are required to be accompanied by an adult at all times). We are now operating outside with plenty of shade structures and misters to keep you cool.

During Clay Labs, all supplies are provided. You may use up to 10 lbs of clay per class. We currently offer a cone 5 buff and also a rotating darker bodied clay. You are welcome to use our wide selection of clay tools, glazes, our slab roller and electric wheels. We can fire items up to 12 inches in any direction per lab session. Please check with the lab tech for acceptions. Our lab tech can provide brief demos for people who are new to clay but this time is not structured as a class. Verge Center for the Arts often offers ceramic classes, check our website for more information.


We ask that everyone wear a mask and respect social distancing guidelines. In order to comply with current state mandates to keep everyone safe and healthy, we are currently hosting clay lab outside in our courtyard. We will provide all the usual supplies, and also canopies and misters to keep us nice and cool. We recommend bringing a bottle of water and wearing sunscreen.


$25 per session/$15 for members (significant discounts with purchase of multiple passes)

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You may also pay at the door with cash, card, or check.

Firing Schedule:

We fire at cone 04 (low) and cone 5 (high). If you would like something you make fired, be sure to join our email list so we can notify you when it is ready to glaze or take home. Due to our limited space, we can only store ceramics for 4 weeks after they have been fired. Pieces that are left for longer than 4 weeks are considered abandoned and will be donated or thrown away. However, if you need more time, we will always try to store your work for longer if you contact us!


Lab fees are non negotiable and are not dependent on project’s process.

For our safety and the safety of everyone’s projects, we do not fire items that are dangerous, extremely fragile, or thicker than 3/4in. We reserve the right to refuse the firing of any object for any reason.

In order to create a safe and encouraging environment for creativity, we ask that all attendees comply with Verge’s non-discrimination policy which prohibits unlawful discrimination and harassment based on race, color, gender, gender identity/expression, age, physical or mental disability, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by the state or local laws. We also ask that everyone contribute positively to a safe and comfortable environment for all attendees. We reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone who does not abide by our community standards stated above.