The Ely Folk School is honored to partner with local ceramic artists Wade Pharr of Pharr Thrown Pottery and Nina Wray of Moon Dog Studio.

Our freshly renovated studio is available to the public for monthly memberships. Our studio provides the space and equipment for aspiring and established clay artists to expand their skills and inventory. Membership fees will cover the cost of daily access to our sun-lit studio, which is complete with six electric wheels, two electric kick wheels, a slab roller, and an electric kiln. Our studio coordinators provide kiln loading and unloading services, clay recycling, material sales, and office hours. 

Understanding the diverse needs of artists in our community, there are two different membership options. One is a full studio membership, which includes 24/7 access to all equipment in the studio. The other membership is a firing membership, for those who have their own workspaces but no kiln. 

All about studio membership

What’s included?

24/7 access to the studio and its equipment. Free bisque firings. Free glazes. Ample shelf space. Ability to purchase clay at bulk cost from the EFS Ceramics Studio. Ability to purchase space in glaze firings. 20% discount on all EFS Ceramics Classes

All about firing membership

 Fill out this interest form to set up an informational meeting or orientation! You can also always call the Ely Folk School or email

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