SCHEDULE A CLAY DATE, A GLAZING VISIT OR A TIME TO PICK UP OR DROP OFF PIECES

BOOK A CLAY DATE

Clay Dates are scheduled on weekdays (Monday, Tuesday or Thursday) at 7pm or weekends (Friday,Saturday, Sunday) between 3-5pm, or 7-9pm. Information on this type of class can be found on our pricing page.


To book your Clay Date using a YayClay Gift Card, Please call 215-716-7176 to schedule your date.

Book a CLAY DATE! during the weekday
Book a CLAY DATE! during the weekend

6 Week Beginner’s Wheel Throwing Class @ Yay Clay!

In this class, students will learn how to create ceramic forms on the pottery wheel. Mugs, vases, bowls, handles, glazing, form, function, and design are a few topics we will cover in this relaxed six week course. Lessons will be designed for beginners and tailored towards individuals and their goals. Students will have additional opportunities to practice their skills by attending open studios on Saturdays and Sundays from 12-3 during the course.


  • Week 1 - Introduction to Ceramic Process, states of clay, tool names, general vocabulary, safety, and studio policies - Demos: wedging, throwing a basic cylinder - focus on centering
  • Week 2 -Sketching for planning - inspiration for forms. Demos: trimming a foot, pulled handles
  • Week 3 - Demos: glazing (brushing and dipping basics)
  • Week 4 - Demo: throwing a bowl
  • Week 5 - Demo: Underglazing, sgraffito and inlay
  • Week 6 - Work Day


BOOK A GLAZING VISIT

If it has been at least 2 weeks since your first visit, you can schedule your return visit to glaze (paint your pottery). Glazing classes typically take 1 hour. Click below to search all available glazing times on the calendar.


Book a return glazing (painting) session

BOOK A TIME TO PICK UP FINISHED PIECES

If it has been at least 2 weeks since you glazed your pottery, please click the link below to schedule a time during our regular business hours to pick up your finished pieces.


Schedule a time to pick up finished pottery

DROP OFF GREENWARE POTTERY OR GLAZED PIECES TO BE FIRED

(this is only for artists who made work outside of YAY CLAY!)

This is where you can schedule to drop off greenware/glazed pots to be fired in our kilns. Click below to search all available pickup times on the calendar.


Schedule a time to drop off greenware or glazed pots

If you are not seeing a time listed on the scheduler that works with your calendar, then please feel free to contact us to coordinate a more convenient time.