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The Clay Studio

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register for classes?
Register online for adult classes, classes for children and families, or workshops by visiting individual class links and selecting "register online." Or, download, print and mail the registration form [98K PDF]. You can also call The Clay Studio to register at 215-925-3453 x 23.

What are the dates for the 2014 spring session?
Spring 2014 classes run Monday, March 31, 2014 - Monday, June 9, 2014.

Where is the school located?
The school is located on the 3rd floor of 139 N 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA

What does my tuition include?
Tuition includes glazes, firings and open studio time. $100 deposit per class required with registration. Balance due at first class. Credit card payments will only be accepted for the entire tuition amount. No receipt sent. Call if you need confirmation. Clay must be purchased from The Clay Studio school store, where you may also purchase tools during your first class. Prices and availability are subject to change. TCS reserves the right to close open studio for special events.

What is your policy on class refunds?
Cancel more than 3 days before start date of the first class: full refund less a $10 handling fee. Cancel  3 days or less before class start date: tuition credit less a $10 handling fee. Cancel after first class: tuition credit for 50% of class fee. No refunds after second class. No refunds for missed classes. Membership fees are not refundable. Cancel a workshop more than 10 days before workshop begins: full refund less a $10 handling fee. Cancel 10 days or less before workshop begins: tuition credit less a $10 handling fee. For further questions, please contact Josie Bockelman at josie@theclaystudio.org.

How do I know if the school is closed due to bad weather?
If the school is closed, The Clay Studio will post the information our homepage at www.theclaystudio.org
Other ways to check for school closings: KYW News radio 1060 (school closing number for KYW is 1021), on-line at kyw1060.com, by calling 215.224.1060, and on television on KYW-3.

How can I contact a student or inquire about firing or picking work?
Please call 215-922-8713 to reach a student or to inquire about firing or picking up work.

What are the open studio hours for spring session?
Mondays: 10am - 4pm, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Tuesday: 10am - 4pm, 1pm - 4pm, 7pm - 10pm
Wednesday: 10am - 4pm, 1pm - 4pm
Thursday: 10am - 4pm, 7pm - 10pm
Friday: 10am - 4pm
Saturday: 1pm - 5pm
Sunday: 1pm - 5pm
*Times are subject to change.

Open studio times are free to all students.

What are the spring session gas kiln firing schedules?

Light Kiln.....Unload Kiln
Tuesday, Apr. 8th.....Friday, Apr.11th                     
Tuesday, Apr. 22nd.....Friday, Apr. 25th                                   
Tuesday, May 6th....Friday, May 9th
Tuesday, May 20th.....Friday, May 23rd
Tuesday, June 3rd....Friday, June 6th

What are the spring session finished work pick-up hours?
Sunday, June 15th, 10:00am – 6:00pm                       
Monday, June 16th, 10:00am – 7:30pm                                   
Tuesday, June 17th, 10:00am – 8:00pm
Wednesday, June 18th, 10:00am – 7:30pm
Thurday, June 19th, 10:00am – 8:00pm

How can I get acces to the student documents?
you can download each document by clicking on them:
Student guide - spring 2014 [987k PDF]
Classroom open studio schedule - spring 2014 [49k PDF]
Important dates - spring 2014 [111k PDF]