Frequently Asked Questions
What primary services do you offer?
Our business is divided into two services: the production of decorative and functional pottery & ceramics; and in the teaching the beginning foundations of working in clay.
What do you specialize in?
Our area of specialty is in the varied forms of the raku process. These pieces are esthetically pleasing, but are not functional, and are not food safe.
What are the rates of your services?
Depending on what you are looking for, our hourly rates start at $30/hour for our educational pottery & ceramics classes.
What type of warranty do you provide (on custom work)?
We warrant that the piece(s) that we custom make for you will be free from defects, and that they will meet the design requirements set forth in the consultation &/or design meeting(s).
What classes do you offer?
We currently offer introductory classes in the potter's wheel and handbuilding.
How long are your classes?
Depending on which course you choose, and how many people are in the class: our classes range from 2-4 hours in duration. However, if you feel that you are finished prior to the end of your class, you can leave at any time.
What if I need to add more class time?
You can add an additional hour at the time that you schedule your class. If you decide during your class that you wish to work longer, discuss this with the instructor. If there are no other students scheduled following your class, we may be able to add more time to your session. The additional time will need to be paid for either in cash or credit/debit card.
How many potter's wheels do you have?
We currently have two wheels, but are looking at adding more in the near future.
How many people can you accommodate at one time?
In our current studio, we can house a maximum of 6 people for our two wheels.
Are you planning on expanding?
We are looking at moving to a commercial space, with more wheels, more tables and even a small boutique shop. Watch for announcements through our blog on this site.
Do you offer any kind of membership/subscription for your classes?
We now have a membership program with four levels of service. Go to our page at https://www.desertrockpottery.com/courses and scroll down to our membership section, to see what we offer.
What are the prices of your memberships?
Refer to our memberships section at https://www.desertrockpottery.com/courses