Clay Class, Photo: Lisa Sakulensky

Private Groups

Private Group Bookings are perfect for birthday parties or just a fun and creative night out with friends! All Private Group Classes are led by experienced artist-educators who specialize in ceramics and will teach participants how to hand-build their own clay creations.

Our private studio programs are typically 1.5 hours in length and include all materials, instruction, and firing fees. Our Lecture Hall space can also be included for an additional social hour after the studio program.

Duration: 1.5 hours of activity
Hand-building: $450 for 10 participants. $45 per person for any additional participants.
Pottery Wheel: $450 for a maximum of 10 participants
(Prices include materials and firing)

Booking Information:
All bookings must be made at least 2 weeks in advance of the date of arrival. A deposit of $150 is required upon booking. Final payment is due in full on the day of your visit.

Post-Visit Information:  
Finished pieces will be ready for pick-up two weeks after the program. Participants will be contacted to retrieve their pieces. Any work not picked up at the Museum by the provided deadline will be discarded.

Cancellation and Refunds:
All cancellations require an e-mail notice sent to the Education Manager two weeks prior to the program date. All refunds are subject to a $25 administrative fee.

  • Private Booking Request

    Please note: This is not a booking confirmation. Please share your booking request below and we will be in touch to confirm availability and provide you with a booking confirmation.
  • If wheel throwing is selected, max is 10 per class.
  • Please also indicate here if your group requires any specific accommodations.
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    Please note: We have classes 7 days a week during museum hours and our studios remain busy. We will try our best to accommodate your preferences and will be in touch to confirm your booking or coordinate an alternative time.
  • Firing is the process by which the works you create in your class are brought up to high temperatures in a kiln to transform them into hardened and durable forms. There are kilns on site at the museum, and firing the pieces you made during your class is included in the class fee.