Info for Prospective Members

Becoming a Member of Grand Clay Arts
Grand Clay Arts is a fun and welcoming environment where you can learn the art of pottery making and hone your skills in this versatile medium.  Some of the benefits include:
  • Open access to the studio with all the amenities – potters’ wheels, glaze room, slab roller, extruders, and more.
  • A diverse offering of classes, taught by our extraordinary potters.
  • In-studio and online Gallery to sell pieces made at the club, as well as local Grand outdoor markets.
To make it all happen, we rely on our membership to support the club by following the Policies and Procedures (click here to view) and by volunteering their time in various tasks. Here are things to know about the cost and time commitment expected of our membership:
  • Annual Membership Dues*:  $36, due Jan 1 of each year
  • Basic Clay Class:  $45
  • Supplies:  $50, depending on your needs and preference
  • Cubby Rental (only if available): $20 annually
  • Classes range in price from $5 to $65.  Click on the Classes tab for more info.
  • Kiln time and Glazes are provided for a nominal fee.
*Our memberships are for a calendar year, starting January 1st, with a proration for Members who join during the course of the year. 
Time Commitment
  • Orientation:  All new members are required to attend Club Orientation soon after joining.  This 1-hour Orientation will familiarize you with the workings of the club.   You will be notified when to attend Orientation (usually held same day as first Basic Clay Class). 
  • Basic Clay Class:  All new members will need to take a Basic Clay class.  This class is three 3-hour sessions. You will learn the basics of clay-building and how to use some of the equipment.  You will be contacted about how/when to sign up for the Basic Class.
  • Service Hours:  To keep our club operating, we require that each member volunteer for (and maintain) 12 hours per year**, performing tasks that suit their schedule and preferences.  One volunteer hour = 1 service hour.
  • Monitoring: One of the ways to get your service hours is through monitoring the front desk.   All members are required to monitor, and it is a great way to meet club members and learn how the club operates.
**Members living in Grand for less than 3 months/year must maintain 6 service hours. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Revised: 11/5/2022