Our studio spaces & specialized equipment are available for artists. Start a membership today!
Studio Memberships are for artists who have at least some experience in the studio, either through a class they've taken with us or somewhere else (school, etc). Our studios specialize in ceramics and stained glass but can also accommodate other painting and mixed media artists. We offer have a great selection of equipment and workspaces designed to accommodate small to midsize projects. Check out the plans and equipment list below, then schedule a tour of our space to see it for yourself!
All plans have a 3-month minimum commitment.
Basic Studio Plan - $29/month
Provides access to the studios in Dubuque when we are open to the public (Thursdays & Fridays 2pm-6pm; Saturdays 10am-4pm; Sundays 10am-2pm), plus a small secure storage cubby. For ceramic artists, we fire work twice per month (one bisque fire and one glaze fire). Firing is included in the plan fee.
24/7 Studio Plan - $49/month
Provides access to the studios in Dubuque, equipment, and tools anytime you need them, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Also provides a large secure storage cabinet. For ceramic artists, we fire work twice per month (one bisque fire and one glaze fire). Firing is included in the plan fee.
HOW TO START
Before you can sign up for a plan, we require anyone interested in a studio membership to schedule a studio tour. This allows us to answer any questions you have, show you our space and equipment, and ensure you have experience in the art form you plan to explore in our space. If you've recently taken a class with us, please still use the button below to schedule a tour and note that you were enrolled in a class - we'll skip the tour and send you the links to sign up for a 24/7 or basic membership.
We have the following major pieces of equipment, plus too many tools to list:
- 1/2 hp electric potter's wheels
- 2 electric kilns with digital, programmable controls
- 30" North Star slab roller
- 4" Bluebird pugmill & dies
- 4" steel wall-mount extruder & dies
- Banding wheels
- Misc throwing, sculpture, & texture tools
- Diamond bit glass grinders
- Strip cutting tool
- Pistol-grip oil-filled glass cutters
- Glass nippers
- Professional grade soldering irons
- Homasote project boards
- Pinning rails
- Light tables
- Zinc frame chop saws
PAINTING & MIXED MEDIA
- Floor easels
- Tabletop easels
- Work tables
- Shop lights
- Misc craft tools (scissors, pliers, etc)