New Students to ClayWays: please read before signing up for an 8-week Adult only pottery session at ClayWays:
Our classes are for adults only.
We don’t take reservations. You must call and speak to an employee at ClayWays or come in to register in person. Do not leave a message on our phone or send an email to reserve/sign up for a space in a class. We accept calls and walk-in new registrations from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you think you will miss more than one class in an 8 week session please wait and sign up for the another session.
Your name will not be put in our registration book until you pay for the class. You must pay in full if you are a new student to ClayWays or pay half of the class fee if you’re a returning student.
You must attend class. You may not sign up for a class and only come in for studio time.
You must buy ClayWays’ clay. You may purchase up to 3 bags of clay per 8 week session. Everything you make out of a bag of clay during your 8 week session will be glazed and fired. Part of the cost of glazes and firings is included in the price of each 25# bag of clay and part is covered in your class fee.
No outside clay is allowed. If it is determined that you brought in outside clay you will be banned from ClayWays with no class refund.
This is a teaching studio for hobbyists. ClayWays is not a production studio. If you are selling your pottery you need to set up your own studio and not take up space in our classes.
You may recycle your own clay trimmings and wet clay scraps during your 8 week session but not other students’ or instructors’ trimmings and scraps.
If you are not returning for another session you may not continue to make pots after the end of your session to finish your bag of clay. You do however have two weeks into the next session to finish glazing your pieces. You may not come back in to glaze leftover pieces after 2 weeks into the next session.
If you are not returning for another session you may not give your leftover clay to another student. You may take your leftover clay home or donate it to ClayWays to use to make bowls for the Austin Empty Bowl Project.
The last class of every session is for trimming and glazing. You may not make new pots the last week of class.
Current Students: these rules go into effect as of Early Spring Session 2016