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The Clay Studio

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 2017 Spring session?
Spring 2017 term runs Monday, April 3 – Monday, June 12. (Please note: the school is closed Monday, May 29 in celebration of Memorial Day)

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 access to all open studio times. $100 deposit per class required with registration. Balance due at first class. 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 7 days before workshop begins: full refund less a $10 handling fee. Cancel 7 days or less before workshop begins: tuition credit less a $10 handling fee. For further questions, please contact Josie Bockelman at josie@theclaystudio.org.

What is the cancellation policy for Date Nights & Let's Make workshops?
Cancel a Date Night or Let's Make workshop more than 7 days before the workshop begins: full refund less a $10 handling fee. Cancel 7 days or less before workshop begins: tuition credit less a $10 handling fee. If you cancel 24 hours or more in advance, you may switch your workshop registration to a new date one time without a processing fee. For any additional rescheduling there will be a $10 processing fee.

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.

What are the open studio hours for the spring session?

**Times are subject to change. Please see the pdf of the Open Studio schedule for specific studio availability.


Projected Gas Kiln Firing Sessions
If there is enough work to fill the glaze kiln, we fire the gas kiln weekly. Please check the white board for the current firing and unloading dates.

End of Term Pick Up Dates
Pick up of the final glazeware and bisqueware from the spirng term will be the first two weeks of the summer term, June 19–July 2 during normal school hours.

*Two Week Rule Regarding Finished Work
All spring term glazeware and bisqueware remains in the cages on the third floor for the first two weeks of the summer 2017 term (Monday, June 19 through Sunday, July 2.) After that time, it will be donated to the annual pot sale or recycled. This deadline applies to all students whether you are returning for the next term or not.

How can I get access to the student documents?
you can download each document by clicking on them:
Student guide - Spring 2017 [PDF]
Classroom open studio schedule - Spring 2017 [PDF]
Important dates - Spring 2017 [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.

Wait List Procedure
If you would like to be added to the wait list for a workshop or class you can either sign up one or both of the participants for the wait list online (for Date Nights we will assume you want two spaces even if you only put yourself on the list.)

When we get a cancellation for a Date Night we start by contacting the first person on the wait list and then contact people in order of when they were added to the wait list. We do get cancellations frequently for the Date Night workshops, but we can't guarantee that a space will open up.

For Date Nights, in order to guarantee yourself a spot you can sign up for a wait listed workshop date and also sign up for spots in the next available Date Night. If you get a call from us that spots have opened up for the wait listed date that you wanted, we can switch your registration at no cost.