Members' Drop-In program
Tuesday 1 pm - 8 pm
Wednesday 10 am - 2 pm
Thursday 1 pm - 4 pm
Friday 10 am - 2 pm
Saturday 1 pm - 5 pm
Drop In Studio
Our Studio is open for use 5 days a week for 4hrs. Our Studio hosts are knowledgeable and will try to answer any questions you may have however there is no instruction. Drop in is available for anyone who has taken a pottery class and can competently work with the clay, equipment and glazes without direction. NCA is equipped with have 8 wheels, a slab roller and two large work tables,. we have many basic throwing and hand building tools. we have 12 Glazes and many underglazes. To keep organized there is a designated Drop In shelf where current work can be stored for up to 2 months. Please be aware that if work is left unsigned or unlabeled it may be discarded. Drop In studio is hobby potters only.
Drop In participants are responsible for keeping the studio clean after use, this includes any tools used and the floor.
Drop in is available for anyone who has taken a pottery class and can competently work with the clay, equipment and glazes without direction.
If you have never taken one of our classes, you will need to start with a tour of the studio and directions on how to safely use the materials and equipment. Please come in on a Tuesday evening or Thursday afternoon for a tour.
If you are nervous about working independently please consider taking another class.
Cost of the drop-in program is $8/hour or $120/month or $60/10 hours
Because we recycle our clay our studio uses white or buff clay only.
Clay must be purchased through the studio. $40 will get you a 22 lb bag of clay, the glazes you need, and firing costs. Studio staff will do the firing for you.
monthly memberships are payed on the 1st or the 15th and include the use of a cubby for work, tools and clay.
For those who have advanced skills, you can exchange for a commitment of one shift a week as a drop in monitor. Monitors are responsible for greeting drop in members and taking payment and will be assigned a studio maintenance task. We are not currently looking for studio hosts, but if you are interested please inquire a spaces do become available. we prefer to work with people that we know so if you are interested in the work exchange please consider taking some workshops with us or using the drop in studio for a month or so.