We are your local Anchorage supplier of ready-to-use clay bodies, dry cone 5 glazes, raw materials & pottery tools. We offer kiln firing services for low-fire & mid-fire to cone 6 in electric kilns. Wheel throwing classes for adults is our specialty. We also produce finished wares for wholesale and retail. Our new gallery at the studio is almost finished.
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Adult classes are ongoing. A new schedule for 2015 has been posted. See the "Classes" tab above. Send an email to sign up for classes starting in 2015.
Click on the "Classes" tab at the top of the page to see more info about classes for 2015.
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND: CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAY.
OPEN ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 27TH, 2015 FOR WHEEL RENTALS & POTTERY SUPPLIES.
Please be advised that the studio will be closed July 20th to August 2nd, 2015. We will re-open on August 3rd, 2015 for the class starting that night.
Adult Studio Time:
You can rent time on a wheel at Midnight Potter Studios! Previous wheel experience required and basic skills expected. Throwing & trimming instructions are not provided with wheel rentals. This is by appointment only. Clay must be purchased at the studio for use on the wheel. Make it one night, trim it on another night a week later. Kiln firing & glaze costs are additional. Call or email the studio for space availability.
You must learn and abide by studio policies, cleaning up as directed, and follow safe guidelines for working with clay. Always avoid creating airborne clay dust. We recycle clay, therefore some rules apply and need to be followed to ensure the purity of the system. Wheel time is $10/hr. per person. Kiln firing is priced by measuring the size of the piece going into the kiln. Glaze fees are by the pound or by the ounce, depending on type used.
Community Event: Throwing bowls for the Empty Bowl Project 2016:
If you'd like to make bowls for Bean's Cafe's event held in March 2016, you can rent time on a wheel at Midnight Potter Studios! Previous wheel experience required. Throwing Instructions are not provided. This is by appointment only. Clay is provided by Bean's. Two dipping glaze colors are provided. If you prefer other types or colors of glaze, you can purchase those to use with prior approval. You pay for firing costs. You must learn and abide by studio policies, cleaning up as directed, and follow safe guidelines for working with clay. Always avoid creating airborne clay dust. We recycle clay, therefore some rules apply and need to be followed to ensure the purity of the system. Wheel time is $10/hr.
Current work available at:
You can find the pottery work of Midnight Potter at Artique, Ltd in downtown Anchorage or by making arrangements to visit the studio. We do custom work too!
Adult - Pottery Wheel Throwing Classes are available at the studio. Next class starts soon. Let us know if you are interested. Details are listed under the Classes tab at the top of the page!
Adult - Hand Building Classes: We are adding Beginning Hand Building classes this fall starting in September 2015! The recent remodel in the studio has created a space for hand building with clay. Our first classes are geared towards senior citizens and retired folks looking for a project to do. Guest teacher, Lorrie Irwin will lead the class step by step. No prior clay experience needed.
Supplies, Tools & Finished Pottery:
5861 ARCTIC BLVD., STE. E & F (Around the back from Nature's Jewels Rock Shop, near Qwik Cup restaurant)
HOURS OF OPERATION:
Mondays & Wednesdays 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Some Saturdays Noon - 4 pm (Call to make an appt.)
Sometimes on Fridays 4 pm - 6 pm (Call to make an appt.)
If you need to purchase pottery, clay, supplies or tools at a different time from published hours, please call and leave a message. We will reply as quickly as we can to arrange to meet at the studio. We are working a day-job nearby and can pop on in to meet you. We accept Visa & Mastercards for payment, as well as cash & checks.
E-Mails are responded to quicker than phone calls are returned. If you call the studio and no one answers, please leave a message or send an email. We may have our hands in clay and can't answer to phone (or out working our day job). But if you need information, it's best to send an email. Thank you and we want to hear from you!
WE HAVE A VARIETY OF CLAYS FOR SALE, MAINLY WHITE STONEWARE, CONE 6 BODIES. We can special order other clay bodies too.
WE SLUMP GLASS BOTTLES FROM WINE OR LIQUOR AND VITAMIN BOTTLES. YOU CAN DROP OFF YOUR EMPTY BOTTLES INSTEAD OF PUTTING THEM IN THE TRASH. WE ARE LOOKING FOR DONATIONS OF LARGER BOTTLES (1.5 L ), SMALL GLASS VITAMIN BOTTLES, SMALL GLASS MEDICAL BOTTLES, AND BOURBON OR AMARETO BOTTLES OF UNIQUE SHAPES.
MUD TOOLS, WET CLAY, DRY DIPPING CONE 5 GLAZES & OTHER POTTERY TOOLS ARE AVAILABLE FOR SALE AT THE STUDIO!