We are taking the safety of our staff and our customers very seriously!
We respect everyone's right to choose for themselves if the vaccine is the right choice for them. In accordance with the current New Haven mandate, we are required to wear masks indoors regardless of vaccination status. 
We are continuing to use two class rooms to allow for the pottery wheels to be sufficiently spaced out. 
We want this to be a fun and relaxing time, and being safe is what makes that possible.

The Clay Room and Corona Virus Safety

The Clay Room

  • All Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
  • Public One-Time Lessons for ages 7 and up.
  • Private One-Time Lessons for all ages.
  • 6 Week Classes
  • Open Studio
  • Memberships
  • Hand-Building (see studio activities)

Public One-Time Lessons:

The perfect opportunity to get your hands muddy and go for a spin on the pottery wheel; no experience necessary. 

What You Need to Know:

  • Public One-Time Lessons are $50/person, and a non-refundable 50% deposit is required to book.
  • Up to 2 pieces are included in the lesson.
  • The lesson is approximately 1.5 hours depending on the number of participants.
  • Adult lessons are for adults and young adults ages 13+ (for younger participants, we can arrange a private lesson, we no longer offer public family lessons)
  • Pottery is messy and we recommend that you bring an old towel with you. We do not provide aprons or towels to cover clothing.
  • It can take 2-3 weeks for your pieces to be fired and ready for painting. We will notify you when you can come in to paint. After painting, your finished pieces are ready in one week.
  • To Reschedule or Cancel please see Instructions and Terms/Conditions.
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Private One-Time Lessons:

These lessons run just like our Public One-Time Lessons, but are scheduled for your private group only. We ask for 14 days to schedule an instructor for a private lesson and we recommend scheduling private lessons through email. 
Please read all the information below and use the "Request a Lesson Button Below"

What You Need to Know:

  • Private Lessons start at $130 for up to 2 people; with 3-6 people lessons are $60/person. A non-refundable 50% deposit is required to book.
  • Lessons can be scheduled at a variety of times, but we request 14 days notice and sometimes can accommodate a minimum of 7 days notice. Availability of a lesson time depends on our instructors schedule.
  • Up to 2 pieces are included in the lesson.
  • The lesson is approximately 1.25 - 1.5 hours depending on the number of participants.
  • Pottery is messy and we recommend that you bring an old towel with you. We do not provide aprons or towels to cover clothing.
  • It can take 2-3 weeks for your pieces to be fired and ready for painting. We will give you a date when your pieces will be ready at the time of your appointment. After painting, your finished pieces are ready in one week.
  • To Reschedule or Cancel please see Instructions and Terms/Conditions.
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6 Week Pottery Wheel Classes

Students will learn the basics and beyond of throwing on the pottery wheel. We cover a wide range of progressive skills and with small class sizes (see FAQs), we are able to work with each student's individual growth goals. 

Included with class:

  • Instruction with professional teachers who focus on your individual goals. 
  • Weekly classes for 6 weeks (2.5 hours each)
  • Use of studio tools and equipment.
  • Up to 25 lbs. of earthenware clay for beginners or stoneware for intermediate to advanced students.
  • 6 hours of open studio time to practice during the course of the class. (You can use the Acuity Scheduling App from your confirmation email, or the link below) These are used in 3 2-hour time blocks and expire 6 days after the last scheduled class.
  • $75 firing credit (this is the equivalent of 12- 15 pcs for a beginner), with 10% off studio firing fees for additional firing. 
  • Dedicated storage space for the duration of the class.
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To Cancel or Reschedule One-Time Lessons:

Cancellations can be made through the confirmation email sent when the class was booked. Each spot must be cancelled individually. The 50% class deposit can be refunded in the form of a studio gift card with a minimum of 24 hours notice. For classes that have been paid in full online, the other 50% will be returned in the form of payment received. Cancellations with less than 24 hours notice will forfeit the 50% deposit unless a student is found to take the cancelled seat, at which time we will issue a gift certificate for the deposit amount.
For instructions: please click here.  Please email us if there is a special consideration for your cancellation:  Info@theclaydate.com


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