SPUN CLAY ARTS STUDIO

GET DIRTY, TACOMA

COVID-19 UPDATE

Hello friends!

We are very excited to announce that we are now taking appointments for wheel time, glazing time, and private lessons! Since we need to monitor the number of people in the building, we're not able to allow walk-ins at this time. Please visit the BOOK ONLINE menu option to schedule your appointment.
*MASKS REQUIRED*

Please note that we have modified our open hours to Thur and Fri 3-7, Sat 10-4.
Drop-off and pick-up of pottery will continue to be Saturdays 10-noon.

Sit 'n' Spin classes, Six Weeks of SPUN, and Elbows-Deep parties are still on hold until Phase III.

For those looking for at-home options, please visit our SHOP menu and order
some take home kits!

 

Thank you for your continued support! We really do appreciate and love our
SPUN family, and we can't wait to hang out with you all really soon!

 

With Love,

The SPUN Girls 

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01 about

SPUN is owned and operated by local artists April Sanders (Lotus Ceramics) and Jennifer English (Dustybttms).

Created in a garage over cocktails, a pottery wheel, and a notepad, the idea for SPUN came together quickly because we were already living it; Hanging out, inviting friends over, being creative and sharing with one another. Every other pottery class we've taken just …wasn't ‘us’. We wanted a place to belong, a place to get encouragement, but in an environment where we felt comfortable. We wanted to be surrounded by music and local artists in ripped jeans and band t-shirts...and beer.
For the beginner or advanced potter, or just those who enjoy getting messy. SPUN is here to provide a patient, casual, and creative environment for the eclectic crew of Tacomans (and beyond!) that are currently without such a 'clay' space. SPUN is a safe place for all people. No judging, just a friendly and supportive atmosphere. We look forward to meeting you!

 

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03 classes

*Please note that if you are more than 15 minutes late, we consider it a no-show
(does not apply to SWOS).
*We do not take walk-ins for classes. Please visit the booking page or contact us to schedule your class appointment.

Sit 'n' Spin 1: $35 per person

  • Want to make ONE PIECE but don't want to take multiple classes? Come in for about 30 mins and we'll show you how to throw that bowl, stein, or whatever you want! 

  • We will then trim, dry, and fire the pieces made.

  • Once fired, you can come back at your convenience to glaze your pieces! (usually about 2 weeks)

  • Price includes all materials, firings, and glazing.

  • No age limit

Sit 'n' Spin 2:  $65 per person

  • Want to make TWO PIECES but don't want to take multiple classes? Come in for about an hour and we'll show you how to throw that bowl, stein, or whatever you want! 

  • We will then trim, dry, and fire the pieces made.

  • Once fired, you can come back at your convenience to glaze your pieces! (usually about 2 weeks)

  • Price includes all materials, firings, and glazing.

  • No age limit


KiD SPiN:  $35 per person

Ages 2-13

  • This 1 hour class is split between throwing on the wheel and hand building/sculpting.

  • Few art mediums kindle growth and skills in children the way that clay does. It is an invaluable experience working with clay for sensory development, motor skills, self-esteem,
    self-expression, problem solving skills, discipline, and pride.

  • Clay also has a uniquely therapeutic quality that settles and calms children; it retains their attention for hours. 

  • We will then trim, dry, and fire the pieces made.

  • Once fired, you can come back at your convenience to glaze your pieces! (usually about 2 weeks)

  • Price includes all materials, firings, and glazing.

Six Weeks of SPUN: $250 per person

  • Ages 16 and up

  • Six, 2 ½ hour weekly sessions.

  • During the 6 weeks, students will attend classes once a week, and the curriculum will be adjusted to their level of newbie-ness. At SPUN, we like small class sizes. This allows us to be more hands-on with you so you get the best instruction possible.

  • Students may also come in for 6 additional hours of ‘Free Spin’ without instruction. This time can be used any way you like!... for trimming pots, glazing, or making something new!

  • On the first day of class, you will be provided with 25 lbs. of clay and access to all of the studio’s tools. (Of course, you may bring your own tools if that’s how you roll. )

  • The sky is the limit at SPUN! Cost includes firing and glazing of all pieces created in this class.

  • *We offer payment arrangements for this class if needed.

Private Lessons: $100 per person

  • Whether you've never touched clay before, or you just need a refresher course, this option is for you! 

  • This is an intimate, one hour class...one student to one instructor. 

  • For beginners, we start the lesson teaching you how to center the clay (the most important part of wheel throwing). Then we move on to lifting and shaping techniques. 

  • For more advanced folks, we start the lesson discussing areas where you feel you may need some refreshers and move on from there! 

  • No age limit, but please note that everyone moves at a different pace. Most beginning students will be able to throw on their own at the end of the hour. However, some students may require another session to feel more confident. 



Elbows-Deep Group Spin: $50 per person (please call to book)
A 3 hour Pottery Party for 7 - 20 people! 

  • We provide all the clay and tools for each of you to create your masterpiece...everyone makes a piece on the wheel and sculpts/hand builds as many pieces as you like.

  • We also provide beer or wine or both (your choice),
    and light appetizers/snacky food.

  • Wear old clothes and prepare to get dirty! (we do have aprons)

  • We will then trim, dry, and fire the pieces made.

  • Once fired, you can come back at your convenience to glaze your pieces! (usually about 2 weeks)

  • Price includes all materials, firings, and glazing.

Free Spin and Glazing (STUDIO TIME): $10 per hr

  • For $10 per hour, plus the cost of clay (if you need some), you can use the studio as much as you like for glazing or creating new pieces!
  • No prerequisite required
  • Studio time is available as long as there is a wheel available. Free Spin is first come, first served. 
  • PLEASE NOTE: Works in Progress and bags of clay that are left untouched for 2 months will be reclaimed. We can make arrangements for you, just let us know ahead of time. 

Clay: $15 AND $20
  • 25lbs of BC6 - $15

  • 25lbs of black clay - $20 (out of stock)

  • 25lbs of Paper Clay (used for sculpting- out of stock) - $20

Adopt-A-Pot: $5 (plus fees)
  • Adopt a forgotten pot and glaze it to make it your own!

  • Glazing $10 per hour 

  • $1 - $3 to fire your glazed adoption

Get 'Ghosted':  $10

  • Take a pic behind the wheel and we'll Photoshop 
    you in front of Patrick Swayze!

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****Please note that we are not able to keep bisque pieces for longer than 3 months. Most pots are then moved to the 'adoption center' if not claimed.
***Works in Progress (not fired) for Free Spinners will be reclaimed after 2 months. If you need more time, let us know and we will accommodate you.

Kiln Kard: $20

Planning on firing a lot of pieces in 'Val KILNer'? You should think about a Kiln Kard. $20 gets you 20 fires. Smaller pieces that are stackable will count as one for the bisque fire. Extra large pieces (or lots of smalls) will be charged per half shelf @ $6 , $12 for full shelf.

Studio Time Card: $50

When you purchase a studio time punch card (5 hours for $50), you get a sixth hour for free!

Full Kiln Fire: $40

Made a bunch of stuff at home and need to fire it all at once? Rent out 'Val KILNer' for a day to get them all fired.

 

04 contact

HOURS    THURS, FRI 3-7    SAT 10-4

spuntacoma.com

Tel: 253-347-3457

1307 Martin Luther King Jr Way Tacoma, WA 98405

 

05 FAQs

Will you call me when my piece/s are ready to be glazed?


Nope! Please give us TWO weeks for your piece/s to be fired and ready for you to glaze, but no more than 3 months (they will become adopt-a-pots at that time). If you live far from us, we suggest calling or texting to make sure your pieces are out of the kiln before you head over.




I want to book a class for 5 or more people but the website won't let me.


Just give us a call and we'll book you manually!




Are you open Monday or Tuesday?


Nope. Please see hours of operation.




I don't see Free Spin on the calendar, when can I come in?


Free Spin is a first-come, first-served service. If there is a wheel open, you are welcome to it. If you are handbuilding, there is always Free Spin available since you aren't relying on a wheel (with the exception of Private Parties).




How long will you keep my piece/s?


We will keep bisque fired pieces waiting for glaze for THREE months.
Works in progress for Free Spinners will be held for TWO months.
Bags of clay will be held for TWO months-please put a new date on your bag when you come in to keep it current.