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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 Fall session?
Fall 2014 classes run Saturday, September 27- Thursday, December 11, 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 Fall session?
Mondays: 10am - 4pm, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Tuesday: 10am - 4pm, 7pm - 10pm
Wednesday: 10am - 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.

Projected Gas Kiln Firing Sessions
If there is enough work to fill the kiln, we plan to glaze fire the gas kiln weekly. Please check the white board to the left of the guest-artist studio space for the current firing and unloading dates.

Pick Up Dates for Finished Work:
The pick up dates for the final firings of the term will be posted in the studio before the last week of classes.

*Two Week Rule Regarding Finished Work
All finished work will remain in the cages on the third floor for the first two weeks of the Winter 2015 semester (Tuesday, January 20th will be donated to the annual pot sale or thrown out.

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

What is The Clay Studio's publicity policy?
Unless informed otherwise, The Clay Studio will consider photographs taken of students in the school and of their artwork to be permissible for publication in TCS informational publications, including the web.