Clay Path Studio

Pottery, York PA

Simply elegant handcrafted pottery. We aim to create products that are not only practical for everyday use, but also artful and elegant enough for special celebrations and entertaining. We have been working together to create our pottery for 7 years. From the very beginning we've collaborated in creating all of our work. We believe this to be a unique attribute of our business. From brainstorming/planning to executing designs (often one will throw the piece, the other will trim/handle), glazing & firing, there isn't a piece that leaves our studio that hasn't been worked on by both of us. We've discovered we work best as a team. And let's face it it's just a whole lot more fun that way too! We hope our work brings enjoyment and a smile to your face as much as it does ours.

Our studio is located on the square of Red Lion, Pa. Here you can find our pottery available for purchase as well as get a behind the scenes peek of what goes into the making of pottery. We also offer classes for those wanting to get their hands dirty & learn to create using clay. Studio space is also available for folks who have clay knowledge and need no assistance. Detailed information on our various classes and studio rental can be found on the "CLASSES" page.

We are a short drive from Harrisburg, Baltimore, Gettysburg, Lancaster, and Philadelphia. Stop in to see us the next time you visit the area!


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CLASS & STUDIO INFORMATION

Clay Path Studio is open for classes:
Tuesdays: 6:00-9:00pm
Saturdays: 10:00am-1:00pm or 2:00pm-5:00pm

Registration, payment & scheduling for classes may all be done online, links below. You may also call the studio to schedule if needed, 717.559.0223
NOTE: All classes must be paid in full prior to scheduling. If payment is not received, you will be removed from the schedule.



Single Session Class - $45/person

Class lasts approximately 2-3 hours. Please bring an old bath/beach towel for your lap.
(Ages 16 & older, 12 - 15 if taking class with parent.)
You will learn the beginner basics of throwing clay on the potter's wheel. The focus will be on centering the clay, compressing the bottom of the pot, and pulling up the walls to form a cylinder. Most folks end up with 3-4 pieces that are similar to a cup or bowl. Once your 4 pieces of clay have been formed, it's time to clean up. You will then have the chance to choose the color for your pieces. We will then trim, dry, bisque fire and glaze fire your pieces for you. Once this process is completed we will contact you for pickup. Note: It can take up to 6 weeks until your pieces are ready for pickup.



8-Week Wheel Throwing Class - $199/person

Consists of one 3-hour class, one day a week. Operates on rolling enrollment.
(Ages 16 & older, 12 - 15 if taking class with parent.)
Includes:
  • 3 hours of instruction per class
  • Access to one wheel & all studio equipment
  • Use of Clay Path Studio glazes
  • All firings
  • Personal storage shelf for tools, projects, etc
    Please bring towel and/or apron.
    The number of finished pieces you will end up with will depend upon your individual abilities and pace you work. Most students on average end up with 15-25 finished pieces.
    Note: Tools & Clay not included. Can be purchased at the studio.



    Handbuilding Workshop - $75/person

    Consists of 2 classes, one for construction (3hrs) and the second for glazing (about an hour).
    (Ages 16 & older, 12 - 15 if taking class with parent.)
    With a variety of projects to choose from during this guided workshop (mug, birdhouse, windchime, etc), you will learn the basic skills of handbuilding & have fun expressing your creativity. All materials & tools included.



    Studio Rental - $139/month

    For the hobby potter with knowledge of studio equipment, needing no instruction and looking to be a part of a great clay family. (Ages 18 & older)
    Includes:
  • access to the studio
  • wheel time
  • use of slab roller
  • Clay Path Studio glazes
  • kiln firings
    Clay & tools are not included, but can be purchased at the studio. We carry all mid-fire stoneware, contact Brooke or Kirsten if you wish to use different clay.
    Wheel and slab roller time is first come first serve.
    The studio is not intended to be used for production work! We would be happy to talk you through setting up your own studio if you'd like.



    Wine & Wheel Night - $45/person

    Gather your friends for a fun & relaxing night as we instruct you in the basics of wheel thrown pottery. A great opportunity to experience what it's like to work with clay on a potter's wheel.
    (Ages 21 & older)
  • BYOB your favorite beverages and/or food.
  • Maximum group booking, 8 people
  • Includes all materials as well as one completed piece which will be available for pickup 4-6 weeks after event.




  • CONTACT

    Get in touch with us

    Clay Path Studio
    33 West Market Street
    York, PA 17401

    Phone: 717.559.0223

    Email: claypathstudio@gmail.com

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    FIRING SERVICES

    Kiln space is available to be rented by the piece in our electric kilns. We calculate per piece prices by the cubic inch (length x width x height). Turn around time for firing depends upon queue.

    Electric Bisque:

    Electric Glaze:

    Payment is due at time of drop off.
    Renter responsibility and extra costs:
    The renter assumes responsibility for any kiln damage caused by mistaken identification of a clay's firing temperature.
    The renter agrees to pay Clay Path Studio the replacement cost of any damaged kiln shelves (resulting from glaze drips or runs). Work must be free of glaze on the bottom.

    Cost to renter:
    Single piece melts to shelf: $10 replacement of an extensively damaged half shelf: $67

    Disclaimers:
    Clay Path Studio is not responsible for any damage that may occur to pieces during the firing process.
    Studio glazes are intended for personal or hobby use only.


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