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Kokanee Clay Studio offers memberships, classes, and events for clay artists of all levels, with a focus on creativity, collaboration, and community. Whether you are a novice or an experienced potter, if you are looking for a welcoming space where you can create with clay, Kokanee Clay Studio is the place for you!
Come join us in our spacious, light-filled studio with three large rooms for creating your masterpieces. Our facility includes:
- A studio for members
- A dedicated classroom for pottery classes, events, and workshops
- A kiln room with two kilns for firing student and member work, and plenty of shelves and storage space for work and materials.
- A separate glazing room for surface decoration
- Convenient location in the
Bel-Red/Overlake/Bridle Trails area of Bellevue, Redmond and Kirkland
- Nearby access to 520 and 405
- Plenty of free parking.
- Lots of windows and natural light.
- 3 Membership tiers of open studio access for experienced students and artists age 16 and older; choose the right option for your schedule and budget, from 10 hours/month to 24/7 access
- 8 pottery wheels from a variety of manufacturers so you can find the wheel that best suits you and your work.
- Sturdy work tables
- A Shimpo slab roller.
-Tools for throwing and hand-building
- A selection of mid-range clay bodies for purchase
- Mid-range glazes and underglazes for dipping and brushing applications
- Shelves for work in progress
- Lockers for storing personal tools and supplies
- Staff present during open studio hours to offer guidance and problem solving.
- 3-5 Weekly classes for up to 12 students each, with a duration of 4- 10 weeks each quarter
- 90-minute mini-classes to try out the pottery wheel and throw a pot.
- Open studio time for students and members outside of regular class times.
- Workshops and demonstrations featuring special techniques
-Event nights and team building sessions
- Guest artist presentations.
- 12 Shimpo VL-Lite pottery wheels
- 4 tables for hand-building work
- Tools and supplies for creating with clay
- A variety of glazes for putting the finishing touch on your work.
- Cubbies and shelves for storage
- Extra clay available for purchase
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Big thanks to Liz Byrne for the beautiful mural she designed and painted for us. We love it!