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 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! 

  • Includes all supplies and firings



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! 

  • Includes all supplies and firings


KiD SPiN:  $35 per person


  • This 1 hour class is split between throwing on the wheel and hand building/sculpting. Ages 2-13

  • 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. 

  • Price includes all materials and an additional hour of glazing after we bisque fire their pieces.​

Six Weeks of Spun: $250 per person (16yrs 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 for this class.
*We offer payment arrangements for this class if needed.


Elbows-Deep Group Spin: $50 per person (please call to book)
It's 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 dry and fire the pieces each of you made.
    Once fired, you can come back at your convenience to
    glaze your pieces!

  • Includes all supplies and firings

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. 
  • ***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 to fire your glazed adoption

Get 'Ghosted':  $10

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


****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    WTF 1-8    SAT 10-6    SUN  11-3


Tel: 253-347-3457

1307 Martin Luther King Jr Way Tacoma, WA 98405


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