Membership at Black Hound Clay Studio

Membership at Black Hound Clay Studio allows clay artists access to a fully equipped ceramics studio for an affordable price. To be considered for membership, applicants must have a background working in clay and feel comfortable working independently in a ceramics studio. All spaces are communal, with assigned shelves for storage of supplies and work in progress.

 Please note: as of OCtober 2018, our membership is currently full. Please apply and you will be added to wait list and contacted when space becomes available.

Member Benefits Include:

  • 24/7 Studio Access via your own key

  • use of all equipment, including wheels, slab roller, extruder, work tables and kilns

  • dedicated members' area, including individual shelf storage

  • use of eight cone 6 studio glazes

  • reasonably priced firing fees (please see rates here)

  • 25% off workshops and classes at BHCS

  • opportunities to participate in gallery shows, member potlucks and other events hosted by the studio


(please note that membership prices have increased effective September 2018)

$65 per month: Cubby membership

  • includes one 15" x 15" x 15" cubby plus communal shelf storage for overflow work

  • best for a beginner who generates a small amount of work each month

$80 per month: one shelf membership. 

  • includes one 18"x48" or 24"x48" shelf

  • best for a beginner who generates a small amount of work each month

$105 per month: two shelf membership.

  • includes two 18"x48" or 24"x48" shelves

  • best for a beginner/intermediate artist who generates a small to medium amount of work each month and may need additional storage for personal glazes or buckets

$195 per month: full shelving unit membership

  • includes full 2'x4'x6' shelving unit

  • best for a serious hobbyist who generates a medium to large amount of work each month, and may need extra storage for work in progress, glazes, buckets and additional clay

additional details:

  • after application materials are received, an informal "meet and greet" will be scheduled with a BHCS staff member. This is to assess the applicant's technical ceramics knowledge, discuss goals of BHCS Membership and ensure that the applicant and the studio are a good fit for each other.

  • minimum term for membership is 3 months. if you have a defined project that will take less time than that, please contact Bethany at blackhoundclay@gmail.com.

  • a security deposit of $100 is required upon sign up. this is refundable at the end of the membership term.

  • a 30 day notice is required to end membership

  • prospective members must read the membership handbook and sign off on the terms contained therein.

  • a short orientation covering studio cleaning practices and safety is required at the beginning of membership term