Setting Up A Pottery Studio

Setting Up A Pottery Studio

A series of videos designed to help you set up your own pottery studio whether it is a just a little corner in a spare room to a fully operational production pottery studio. Here we will discuss studio equipment, clays, cleaning your studio, choosing the right slab roller, kiln or wheel. How to work in a studio without water, studio safety and much more.

Some of the classes we have coming:
Getting Started with Hand building
Getting Started with Wheel Throwing
Getting Started with Extruding
Beyond Basic Studio Set up
About Different Clays
Cleaning your Studio
Choosing a Slab Roller
Choosing a Wheel
Working in A Studio Without Water
Disposing of Glaze Materials

Setting Up A Pottery Studio
  • Modular Kiln Vent


    If you have more than one kiln this modular system will help you easily use your vent on all of them. It uses one vent blower and easy to get parts. It’s simple to assemble and easy to modify if your needs change later.

    Tools and Materials
    • Kiln Vent Blower
    • Metal Flex Hose
    • 3” PVC Fittings a...

  • Handbuilt Tray Mold
    Movie + 5 extras

    Handbuilt Tray Mold

    Movie + 5 extras

    Knowing how to make your own mold is a valuable pottery skill. In this class you will learn how to make a bisque mold from foam trays.

    5 -7bs Clay rolled out to 3/8” slabs
    Foam Tray, like the ones from the meat or produce department in the grocery store
    Saran Wrap
    Dolan 220s clay knif...

  • Ware Boards
    Movie + 5 extras

    Ware Boards

    Movie + 5 extras

    Kevin shows you how to prepare your ware boards so they resist absorbing too much moisture and release your pieces easily. Kevin is prepping 3/4" pine plywood in this one and the boards are 12" by 12". We're also including Kevin's cut guide for getting the most ware boards out of a 4' by 8' sheet...

  • Studio Safety
    Movie + 10 extras

    Studio Safety

    Movie + 10 extras

    Being safe in the studio is easy to do. In this class I will share with you how to make your studio as safe as possible so you can focus on having fun, being creative and making pottery. We will talk about how to protect your lungs, eyes, hands and body. Along with electric, heat, fire and other ...

  • Cleaning Your Studio
    Movie + 10 extras

    Cleaning Your Studio

    Movie + 10 extras

    Cleaning your studio is a huge part of studio safety. We will discuss what to clean when to clean it, how to clean things in your studio and how to dispose of studio waste. There is so much to cover here that we have given it its own class separate from our Studio Safety class.

  • Setting Up A Pottery Studio Intro

  • All About Clay
    Movie + 8 extras

    All About Clay

    Movie + 8 extras

    Learn all about different clay types and their uses. Plus, we've loaded Jess' class notes as a downloadable file for this as it's full of good information.

  • Get Started Handbuilding

    Here are the basic tools and materials you need to make your first piece of pottery.

    Rolling Pin
    Slab Thickness Strips
    Ware Boards
    Shelving for storage of wares
    Tools: Yellow Mud Tool, Red Mud Tool, 220s clay knife, wire cutter, Color shaper, Serrated rib, Foot maker, Pottery spon...

  • Assemble A Bailey Slab Roller

    Movie + 7 extras

    I'll show you how to assemble a Bailey DRDII 30G Slab Roller. It's a large piece of equipment but it won't be difficult with these easy steps. The roller unit is heavy so having two people for that step is preferable, but not absolutely essential.

    Here's the tools used:
    (2) 14mm wrenches or (1) ...