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YAY CLAY! Offerings

 

Clay Date at YAY CLAY!-  $75 per person (minimum 2 people) first visit is 2 hours long and includes a free return visit to glaze (paint) pieces

If you want to make your YAY CLAY! experience extra special and have the entire studio to yourselves, reserve it for $399 and call us to make this special arrangement.

This BYOB art studio is open until 10 p.m. each night, making it a fun and unique place to spend an evening with that special someone. Learn something new, get creative, and take home a handmade ceramic piece to remember your great experience:

  • Get one on one instruction with our highly skilled staff
  • Choose from more than 100 glazes to personalize your pieces
  • All works will be food, oven, dishwasher and microwave safe
  • $25 restaurant.com  gift card to be used at hundreds of participating restaurants
  • If you choose to reserve the entire studio for a private date night ($350) you will be given a $50 restaurant.com  gift card to be used at hundreds of participating restaurants

How it Works

On the first visit, you and that special someone will learn wheel-throwing and hand-building techniques as you each craft up unique pieces, which will be fired in the kiln at the end of the session. Popular projects include cups, mugs, bowls, and small vases. By choosing this unique clay date you will have added time to create more elaborate projects (mugs with handles, as well as time for adding stamps and designs) plus enjoy the free arcade and other studio amenities longer. At the end of your class, your pieces will go on a shelf to dry out and will be fired in a kiln (ceramic oven).

Your pieces will be ready for glazing (painting) 2 weeks after your wheel throwing class. The glazing session can be booked here. During the glazing session, you can choose from approximately 30 glazes that are safe for food, the microwave and the dishwasher. Glazing takes approximately 30-60 minutes per piece. Once the pieces are glazed, they need to be fired one more time.

Your piece will be ready for pick up two weeks from the date of your glazing session. Pick up can be scheduled here.

All the materials you need will be provided—just bring your favorite bottle of bubblies an enthusiastic attitude.

YAY CLAY PRO TIP: You can wear whatever you feel comfortable in. Smocks/aprons are provided to keep guests clean. If a little clay gets on your clothes it comes right out with water.


Click below to schedule your clay date. You can book on a weekday (Monday,Wednesday or Thursday at 7pm) or choose a weekend class (Friday,Saturday, Sunday) 3-5pm, or 7-9pm.


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Open Studio Hourly Rate-  $10 per hour

  • Previous training/experience working with clay is required
  • Free use of all tools including pottery wheels, slab roller, extruders, texture/stamps and more.
  • $1/lb for Studio’s clay
  • One on one instruction is not included in the hourly rate
  • Glazes are not included. This is a $20 per hour flat fee if using our glazes.
  • You may bring your own clay and glazes but they can not be stored in studio.
  • Standard Kiln firing rates apply ($85 per kiln load/ $45 for half load, $15 per kiln shelf)

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Open Studio Day Rate-  $60 ($8.57/hour)

  • PERVIOUS EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH CLAY IS REQUIRED
  • 7 hours of open studio time
  • One kiln shelf of bisque OR glaze firing ($45 per half kiln firings thereafter)
  • Free use of studio glazes and tools
  • $1/lb for Studio’s clay
  • Can bring own clay and glazes but they can not be stored in studio

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The Mini Mud Membership-   $75 per month 

  • Free Yay Clay! t shirt
  • 8 hours open studio –hours do not roll over to next month unless recurring billing is activated* (restrictions apply)
  • Memberships may be started on any day of the month
  • $9 per hour after 8 hours
  • Lockable mailbox ( Storage for glazes, tools, etc.) Ask about our storage upgrade for just $75 extra a month
  • 1 kiln shelf worth of bisque and glaze firing each month. $40 per half kiln thereafter.
  • Up to 10 pounds of studio clay provided at the start of each month
  • Free use of studio glazes and tools
  • .80 cents per lb of studio’s clay (Low Fire & High Fire)
  • Can bring own clay and glazes (But cannot be stored in studio)
  • Invite to special events (Claying Around events)
  • Discounted classes during the month ($30 per hour for one on one class, 15% discount on group classes)
  • Members can brings friends/family and use membership hours as payment for them
  • Bring a friend for free day (Once a month you are allowed to bring a friend for up to 2 hours of free open studio time)
  • Free Wifi
  • Full use of arcade room (games include-Pacman, Galaga, Super Mario, Pinball, Foosball, Pool table, and more
  • 10% off all ceramic pieces of art for sale in the studio
  • 5% off any private event hosted at YAY CLAY!

Mud Membership-   $150 per month 

  • Free Yay Clay! t shirt
  • 20 hours open studio –hours do not roll over to next month unless recurring billing is activated* (restrictions apply)
  • Memberships may be started on any day of the month
  • $8 per hour after 20 hours
  • Lockable mailbox ( Storage for glazes, tools, etc.) Ask about our storage upgrade for just $75 extra a month
  • Half kiln worth of bisque and glaze firing each month. $30 per half kiln thereafter.
  • Up to 25 pounds of studio clay provided at the start of each month
  • Free use of studio glazes and tools
  • .70 cents per lb of studio’s clay (Low Fire & High Fire)
  • Can bring own clay and glazes (But cannot be stored in studio)
  • Invite to special events (Claying Around events)
  • Discounted classes during the month ($25 per hour for one on one class, 15% discount on group classes)
  • Members can brings friends/family and use membership hours as payment for them
  • Bring a friend for free day (Once a month you are allowed to bring a friend for up to 3 hours of free open studio time)
  • Free Wifi
  • Full use of arcade room (games include-Pacman, Galaga, Super Mario, Pinball, Foosball, Pool table, and more
  • 15% off all ceramic pieces of art for sale in the studio
  • 10 % off any private event hosted at YAY CLAY!

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Porcelain Membership-   $300 per month 

  • Free Yay Clay T-Shirt
  • 50 hours open Studio per month –hours do not roll over to next month unless recurring billing is activated* (restrictions apply)
  • Memberships may be started on any day of the month
  • $5 per hour after 50 hours
  • Lockable large cupboard
  • One bisque kiln and one glaze kiln for free – $30 per half kiln thereafter
  • Free use of studio glazes and tools
  • Up to 50 pounds of studio clay provided at the start of each month
  • .60 cents per lb of studio’s clay (Low fire & High Fire)
  • Can bring and store own clay and glazes
  • Invites to special events
  • 1 free one on one class
  • Discounted classes ($25 per hour for one on one – 15% discount on group classes)
  • Members can brings friends/family and use membership hours as payment for them
  • Bring a friend for free day (Once a month you are allowed to bring a friend for up to 4 hours of free open studio time)
  • Free Wifi
  • Full use of arcade room (games include-Pacman, Galaga, Super Mario, Pinball, Foosball, Pool table, and more
  • 20% off all ceramic pieces of art for sale in the studio
  • 15% off any private event hosted at YAY CLAY!

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Luster Membership-   $600 per month 

  • Free Yay Clay! t shirts for the family (4)
  • Use of Luster Glazes, and other gold and luster decals
  • 125 hours open studio – hours do not roll over to next month unless recurring billing is activated* (restrictions apply)
  • Memberships may be started on any day of the month
  • $5 per hour after 100 hours
  • Lockable large storage cupboard
  • One bisque kiln and one glaze kiln included for free – $30 per full  kiln thereafter
  • Up to 75 pounds of studio clay provided at the start of each month
  • Free use of studio glazes and tools
  • .50 cents per lb of studio’s clay used (Low Fire & High Fire)
  • Can bring own clay and glazes and tools which can be stored in the very large storage cupboard
  • Invite for you and up to 3 guests to special events and workshops (Claying Around events)
  • Discounted classes during the month ($20 per hour for one on one class’s, 25% discounts on group classes)
  • Members can brings friends/family and use membership hours as payment for them
  • Bring a friend for free day (Once a month you are allowed to bring a friend for up to 6 hours of free open studio time)
  • (3) one on one classes and personal guided demonstrations and workshops ($105 value included free)
  • 25% off all ceramic pieces of art for sale in the studio
  • 20% off any private event hosted at YAY CLAY!

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Ask us about creating your own classes. If you are not seeing a class offered below, it does not mean we do not offer something unique for you and your group. We start classes based on demand, so let us know what you are looking for and chances are we can help create the perfect class for you that fits into your schedule. Our staff is flexible with every individuals needs. Inquire today about setting up your very own unique class structure.


 

 

Adult introduction to wheel throwing: (8 sessions total) $350 ($299 for current members) (Limited to 8 spaces)

Satisfy your curiosity, and experience a fun and thorough introduction to throwing on the potter’s wheel.  Learn the skills necessary to throw cylinders, cups, bowls and more in this exciting introduction to throwing fundamentals.  Your instructor guides you through the process of throwing, shaping and trimming pots on the wheel.  Basic surface decoration and glazing techniques are also demonstrated.  This class is designed for students with little or no experience on the potter’s wheel.

  • Classes are held every Monday. Choose either the 10:00am-12:30pm time slot or the 7:00pm-9:30pm time slot
  • Hands on instruction from our talented staff help you bring your creative ideas to life
  • Free use of studio glazes and tools
  • All kiln firings are included in the price
  • Tons of fun/learning included in the price
  • To reserve a spot in the class please call (215)716-7176 or email Info@yayclay.com

Instructor: Alex Kachenko

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Adult introduction to wheel throwing: (8 sessions total) $350 ($299 for current members) (Limited to 8 spaces)

Satisfy your curiosity, and experience a fun and thorough introduction to throwing on the potter’s wheel.  Learn the skills necessary to throw cylinders, cups, bowls and more in this exciting introduction to throwing fundamentals.  Your instructor guides you through the process of throwing, shaping and trimming pots on the wheel.  Basic surface decoration and glazing techniques are also demonstrated.  This class is designed for students with little or no experience on the potter’s wheel.

  • Classes are held every Thursday. Choose either the 10:00 am-12:30pm time slot or the 7:00 pm-9:30 pm time slot
  • Hands on instruction from our talented staff help you bring your creative ideas to life
  • Free use of studio glazes and tools
  • All kiln firings are included in the price
  • Tons of fun/learning included in the price
  • To reserve a spot in the class please call (215)716-7176 or email Info@yayclay.com

Instructor: Alex Kachenko

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One on One Instruction-  $50 per hour per/person

The great thing about YAY CLAY! is that we can teach you how to make your visions become reality. whether you are leaning something for the first time, or interested in fine tuning the most advanced techniques in the pottery industry, YAY CLAY! is here to help. One on One instruction is a fantastic way to get that full attention you deserve to be able to bring ideas to fruition.

  • Hands on instruction from our talented staff to help you bring your creative ideas to life
  • Free use of studio glazes and tools
  • All clay is included in the price
  • All kiln firings are included in the price
  • Tons of fun/learning included in the price

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 Private Events & Parties & Team Building Events all @ YAY CLAY!- 

Need a spacious, affordable and extremely unique venue to host your next private event? Look no further, you have found YAY CLAY! We can customize the space to accommodate any group. We can comfortable host up to 30 participating guests. We have done so many awesome things in the space to date and to name a few, we have successfully hosted bachelor and bachelorette groups, team building events, girls night out, guys night out, mommy and me events, birthday celebrations, daddy and me events, LGBT friendly events, movie nights, adult themed parties, arcade nights, and so much more. We are proud to have hosted events at YAY CLAY! with Accenture, BCG, Johnson and Johnson, Campbells, University of the arts, Diversified Lighting and many more. So lets make it happen at YAY CLAY!

  • All clay, glazes, kiln firings and instruction are provided within the YAY CLAY! space
  • The entire arcade is set to “FREE PLAY”. so guests never have to take out quarters
  • Multiple refrigerators to store items that need to stay chilled
  • Let us take care of all of the planning and mess of hosting your next big event.
  • Ask us about taking care of all of your drink/catering needs. We work with all budgets.
  • 18% service and administrative fee added to parties
  • Unlimited FREE PARKING in the secured parking lot

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YAY CLAY! CAMPERS GET READY! REGISTER NOW FOR YAY CLAY! CAMP 2017!

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KILN RENTAL– Struggling to find a place to fire your work. Look no further. At YAY CLAY! we rent out all of our kilns and allow artists from anywhere in the area to bring artwork to us to fire. Have a studio at home, but no kiln. Not to worry. Let us fire for you. Also great news, we do not just fire clay, we also fire glass and other materials in our multiple kilns as well. Our digital state of the art kilns allow us to safely fire glass and many other low and high fire materials. Our kilns are capable of firing any temperature varying from 0-2,350°F, degrees fahrenheit (cone 10).

No projects too small or too large. Our clients over the years have included thousands (yes we said thousands) of independent artists, museums, galleries, NYC restaurants including 11 Madison Park, Balaboosta, and many more. 

Its SIMPLE! just drop off your work with us and let us do the rest of the heavy lifting.

*We even have low fire/high fire glazes available in our studio for you to choose from and use. Simply pay the $20 open studio fee per hour and enjoy the hundreds of glazes we have for you to experiment with. 


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With pricing starting at just $20 a kiln load we have kiln sizing to accommodate every artist needs. Our smaller test kilns are great for testing out experimental glazes, and our larger 40 cubic foot walk in kilns can handle your largest pieces.

Ask about our rush firing service: Jump to the front of the firing que with super quick turnaround times. $65 for this service on top of firing cost.

BABY BEAR: $20 per firing: Our test kiln, otherwise referred to as (baby bear) is priced at an affordable $20 per firing and is an excellent size for running your own glaze tests or firing small elements such as ceramic jewelry. We have many clients who are able to fit a decent amount of jewelry items in this kiln for each firing, and it can be fired all the way up to cone 10! inside dimensions are: 12-3/8” diameter by 12” high with 2.5” brick, 2.7 cubic feet.

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MAMA BEAR: $20 per shelf, $45 half/$85 full: Our next size kiln is Mama Bear and is our digital L & L E23-t-3. She fires all the way up to cone 10 effortlessly thanks to her 3,5 inch insulated kiln brick and super solid construction and digital control box. The inside dimensions are: 22-3/8” diameter by 27” high with 3” brick, 6.7 cubic feet.

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PAPA BEAR: $25 per kiln shelf, $65 half kiln,$125 full load: Our largest kiln located in the Philadelphia studio is our workhorse. He is capable is handling pieces as large as 28″ diameter by 25″ tall. Capable of reaching cone 8 with multizone/level temperature control, PAPA BEAR, is the father of kilns. Let him safely fire your next large batch of work.

Please remember that while YAY CLAY! Philadelphia is our flagship location, that our Montclair, New Jersey location also houses 4 state of the art digital and gas kilns. Also At the Montclair location we specialize in the practice of RAKU FIRING, HORSE HAIR FIRING, NAKED RAKU FIRING and PIT FIRINGS.

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Did we mention we also offer kiln firing classes? Ever wanted to lean how the pro’s load the kilns and fire pieces to molten perfection? Ask us about our kiln firing/loading workshops. email us at info@yayclay.com

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*PRICES AND TERMS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE

The Work Exchange Program at YAY CLAY! is a self-directed, independent study, educational program that provides its participants with access to the shared studio, as well as, affordable materials, free firings, critiques and development opportunities to help them achieve their objectives as an artist. Participants will also have access to pottery wheels, slab rollers, extruders, glazes and tools. Participants are required to supply their own clay.  The amount of time each individual puts forth each month into working for the studio the participant will receive equal time of free open studio. A minimum of 10 hours a month of support is required to be eligible for the work exchange program. Various tasks needed to maintain a functioning ceramics studio. Tasks are varied but some examples include studio maintenance and upkeep, customer service, assisting special events, glaze preparation, kiln operation, teaching, community outreach.

Applicants to YAY CLAY’S! Work Exchange Program should be ceramic graduates or artists interested in furthering their ceramic education and portfolio development. This is an incredible opportunity for artists to join a supportive educational environment while building their resume and portfolio.

Application Process

A complete application must include the following:

  • resume
  • artist statement
  • personal statement (tell us everything you want us to know about yourself including your reasons for applying to the program)
  • 10 digital images (.jpeg files at 72 dpi), with the image’s longest dimension not exceeding 700 pixels. Each image file should be labeled as follows: imagenumberyourfirstinitialandlastname.jpeg, Example: 1jdoe.jpeg, 2jdoe.jpeg, etc.
  • corresponding image list that includes the following: image number, title, medium, size, and date.

There is no application fee. All applicants will be notified by email. Participation in YAY CLAY’S! Program begins as space
is available.

Please email applications to Info@yayclay.com or if you have further questions please contact us at (215) 716-7176

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