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Member Benefits

  • Unlimited access to Guild facility and equipment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

  • Opportunity to participate in 2 annual show/sale events

  • Bulk rates for clay purchases

Cost of Membership

There is a one-time nonrefundable membership fee of $300 that may be paid in two installments. The first installment is due at time of joining as a probationary member; the second installment is due in no later than three months from joining.


Monthly dues are $42 or $58 per month depending on the type of membership.

Regular members pay $58 per month, with unlimited studio time, 2 ware shelves, $300 initial membership fee.


Associate members (none available at this time) pay $42 per month, with 5 hours per week of studio time, 1 ware shelf,  $300 initial membership fee.


Note: The Guild is no longer offering new family memberships.

Additional Fees

All bisque and glaze firing costs are extra. Firing fees are communicated to the membership and will vary slightly depending upon the cost of gas or electricity. The use of guild glazes is included in the firing charges; therefore items glazed at the guild must be fired at the guild.

Additional storage shelves are available for a small monthly fee.

Membership Information

We are limited to 85 members. Incoming members are expected to be able to work independently and are probationary for 6 months. All members are required to help to maintain a clean studio and contribute time and labor toward the functioning of the Guild. The studio is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Throwing wheels may not be available during class sessions. Each member will have a secure door code.

There are at least two sales a year (spring and fall) in which members are encouraged to participate. The sales also serve as a fundraiser for the Guild, thus a small percentage of the sales is retained for operational expenses. Two studio cleanup days per year are scheduled prior to the shows, and members are required to participate. Members should also contribute to Guild operations (such as by serving on the board, planning events, or working as a Facility Assistant) after their first year of membership.

Each new member is required to read the bylaws and rules & regulations for more detailed information.

Facilities, Clay Purchases, Glazing, & Firing

  • The Guild stocks a variety of clays for members to purchase. Other clays may be purchased at a volume discount by notifying the vice president, who will include the requested clay in the next order. Orders may take several weeks for delivery.

  • Electric kiln loads are fired by facility assistants when sufficient wares are on hand to fill the kiln. Raku and high fire gas kiln are rented and fired by individual members. Members may also rent electric kilns, subject to certain limitations.

  • Twelve wheels are available for throwing including one handicapped accessible wheel.

  • A hand building area with a slab roller and extruder are housed on the upper level.

  • A spray booth, glazes and glazing area, and a kitchen/lounge area are also available.

  • The Guild facility is maintained by members.

Click for Membership Application

Click for Rules & Regulations

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