Honey Hive | Keepin' the Hive Alive Workshop Series

Create a beautiful monochromatic line vase using beautiful terracotta clay creating beautiful smoothed coiled planter ridges.

$15.00 – $120.00

Building or Glazing?: Building

  • Building
  • Glazing

# of stations: 1 workstation (1 person)

  • 1 workstation (1 person)
  • 1 workstation (2 people)
  • 2 workstations (2 people)
  • 2 workstations (3 people)
  • 2 workstations (4 people)
  • 3 workstations (3 people)
  • 3 workstations (4 people)
  • 3 workstations (5 people)
  • 3 workstations (6 people)

Class length: 1 hour

  • 1 hour
  • 1.5 hours
  • 2 hours
$15.00
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Create a beautiful monochromatic line vase using beautiful terracotta clay creating beautiful smoothed coiled planter ridges. This is an adult & family workshop for ages 8+.

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How The Clay Workshop Works

Step 1: Building
$15 per hour/visit/station

  • Your first class is for hand-building your piece.
  • One vase. Each potter receives up to 2 lbs 7 oz of terracotta clay.
  • Bring a friend for an extra $5 (per hour)! You can have up to 2 people per station if you are in the same bubble.

Step 2: Glazing
$15 per hour/visit/station

Your second class is for glazing. Each potter receives access to low fire underglazes/ overglaze and tools.

When to book?

  • Please book glazing for 1 day after building class if possible.
  • Bring a friend for an extra $5 (per hour)! You can have up to 2 people per station if you are in the same bubble.

Please make sure to book both a building time & a glazing time.

Are you a bit chatty?

You can finish each of the building/glazing classes within 1 hour BUT if you want to chat lots, drink a coffee/tea/hot chocolate, or generally take your time, we recommend booking more time than 1 hr. Please be realistic in how much time you book.

If you go over your pre-booked time, you will be charged for another full hour. No exceptions. If you are late, your start time will be taken as the time you booked.

Let’s understand each other & be happy. Make sure to read all the policies.

  • Please be realistic in how much time you book. You can finish each of the building/glazing classes within 1 hour BUT if you want to chat lots, drink a coffee/tea /hot chocolate, or generally take your time, we recommend booking more time if there is space.
  • If you go over your pre-booked time, you will be charged for another full hour. No exceptions. You will be charged for the time you booked, if you are late your start time will be taken as the time you booked.
  • You can have up to 2 people per station if you are in the same bubble for an extra $5
  • We want art to become a part of everyone's life so our classes are affordable!  $15/hour/station/visit.
  • Please respect the number of pieces limits.
  • Please respect the number of age limits.
  • We will fire your pieces. :)
  • We will not have space for observers/helpers. Each person attending must be registered (i.e. parent and child are both registered). No exceptions.
  • During the drop-in time, you can either make OR glaze a previous creation.
  • Even if you have pottery experience please sign up for a class time before a drop-in time. Please respect this rule for your fellow participants. If you only book drop-in, you will not be permitted and will not be refunded or credited.
  • Drop-in means you are self-led, there is no instructor that will be leading the class. There will be staff present for quick questions.
  • If you go over your pre-booked time, you will be charged for another full hour. No exceptions so please be realistic in how much time you book based on how long it took you to make 1 happy planter.
  • No credits or refunds for unused time.
  • All pieces at any stage will of making will be kept in the studio for a maximum of 2 weeks. For example, If you build a piece ad don’t book glazing time within 2 weeks we will not be able to store your piece. We are not able to call or email reminders. After 2 weeks, please assume it is has been either recycled or tossed.

Sometimes things happen …

  • Sometimes clay breaks, it just does—pieces fall off
  • Sometimes things move in the kiln and there may be a mark on your piece
  • Sometimes glaze doesn’t behave as expected
  • Sometimes art takes more time than you may think, we time things as well as we can
  • Sometimes instructors get ill, and we need to run with less staff than planned
  • Sometimes it takes a while to find the information from a gift card from many years ago
  • A child will cry, be loud or not listen. They do that. They are all good. Parents are trying their best
  • You will need to follow the templates and sizing, too big means more kiln or storage space, too small means likely to get lost
  • If you don’t write your first and last name and the date clearly on your piece, expect for it to get lost or mistakenly picked up by another with the same name
  • Adults—The workshops are for fun and social time. It is not a replacement for art school.
  • Sometimes we have to throw out art if it is not picked up within 2 weeks
  • Sometimes it may take a minute or two to find your art piece
  • Sometimes there are mixups
  • Sometimes your name may get covered in the firing process
  • We will fire things in the kiln as quickly as we possibly can. We need a full load to run the kiln and sometimes things need to dry extra time before they can be placed in the kiln or they will explode
  • Sometimes clay explodes
  • We are not Walmart with unlimited resources, art supply costs are really high, rent is high, shipping is high, overhead is high, we may be able to offer a credit in some cases like clay breakage, but if you miss your workshop or call 10 mins before to cancel, the space was still set aside for you and we cannot offer a refund or credit.
  • You will need to make just the maximum number of pieces when we specify
  • If you overwork the clay or add too much water it will cave in or crack. Follow the time guidelines and instructions as best you can.
  • If you have never done art before, you will need to practice and accept it won’t be perfect on your first try. Come back many times, practice and enjoy the process.
  • If you are late, yes, it will feel like there was not enough time.
  • We cannot answer the phone and it is not financially feasible to have an admin person. We have the phone for emergencies. Please use the chat on our website. We check this as often as possible. Please don’t send a chat and an email. We promise we will get back to you.
  • Please don’t call/chat/email to see if your art is ready for pick up—it is all in the art status page on the website—we promise! We really need to be present for the guests in the studio.
  • You will absolutely need to wear a mask when not at your station or when purchasing kits or supplies in the studio. Let’s all stay healthy.
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