open studio IN august

august 3-5 | 10:00 am-4:00 pm

A non-instructional adult studio session the first weekend of the month!


Open Studio is an option for those with experience who want autonomous access to our classroom equipment and facilities. We require that you have some formal training or experience working in clay prior to your enrollment for these sessions. Individuals can pick and choose from 6 hour time slots within the first weekend of August that fits your schedule. Space is limited to 9 people at any given time, so make sure you register for your time and pay to reserve your place.

Registration Fee: $5 PER HOUR OF STUDIO USE (adults aged 18 and over)

Limited space. Preregistration is required.

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additional information

The Open Studio session fee provides access to the studio facility, equipment and basic clay tools; however, we encourage individuals to bring their own clay tool kit. Clay can be purchased from NHCP. We carry a Raku, Porcelain and Stoneware clay body, which is fired in an electric kiln to cone 6. A small fee is included in the price of the clay which covers the bisque firing. No outside clay is permitted in the studio unless prior arrangements have been made. Why? Because the clay provided has been tested to fit our studio glazes and produces dependable outcomes which leads to happy clay makers.


  • Open Studio session: $5 per hour ($30 for a full 6 hr day)
  • 15 lbs clay and first firing (up to 2 cubic ft of space): $10
  • Cone 6 glazes and second firing (up to 2 cubic ft of space): $5 ($3 if providing your own glaze*)
  • Cone 6 test firing: $3 (you can fit numerous test tiles in the small test kiln)

Payment for clay and firings will be taken at the studio after a brief introduction to the facilities. We accept cash, check or debit/credit.

*If you bring your own glazes, you must provide MSDS documentation for each glaze. Glazes must be lead free and have appropriate labels. Commercial glazes allow for a wider range of glaze diversity and experimentation, and are encouraged, but should still be tested with our clay bodies (see test firing cost). Since this is a communal kiln, we do not allow pre-mixed, handmade glazes or access to our glaze chemical pantry. Results need to be stable and have as little influence on others’ work as possible.  

NHCP will not be responsible for any unclaimed pottery, clay, tools or supplies left behind 4 weeks after the last attended Open Studio date. 

Register and pay Online (preferred)

Just two easy steps to reserve your place for our Open Studio in August! Each individual will need to complete the online "Application Form" by clicking on the button below. Once submitted, easy payment can be processed by clicking the "Pay Now" button.* (You will be directed to a separate window to access our secure Square payment cart.) Be sure to select the "August Open Studio" class offering for purchase.


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both the application and payment are required to complete your reservation.

Register online and Pay by Mail

Complete the online "Application Form" through the button above (next to the Step 1). (If paying by check, make it out the check to "New Harmony Clay Project.") Mail payment, along with a note including your name and the registered class, to the following address:

New Harmony Clay Project, Attn: Lenny Dowhie

P.O. Box 17, New Harmony, IN 47631

Please note: this is a slower method of registration, and we cannot insure that space will still be available by the time we receive your payment. both the application and payment are required to complete your reservation.

If you have any additional questions, please contact Mitzi Davis, Program Manager, at 

Firing fees are collected at the beginning of the class. Please allow for firing and glazing of the work; pieces will be ready and available three weeks after your class date. We will store the pieces for a maximum of 3 months after the workshop unless other arrangements have been made.