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Midnight Potter Studios, Anchorage Alaska 907-563-CLAY (2529)

Plate, Pitcher, and Latte CupWe are your local Anchorage supplier of ready-to-use clay bodies, dry cone 5 glazes, raw materials, pottery tools, pottery classes, and finished pottery. 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 wheel-thrown wares for wholesale and retail in Alaska. Our show room/gallery at the studio is available by appointment. Find gifts for weddings, birthdays, or everyday. 

Thank you for supporting our local business.

Adult classes are ongoing. A new schedule for 2017 is posted. See the "Classes" tab above. Send an email to inquire about space availability for classes in 2017.

 

Click on the "Classes" tab at the top of the page to see more info about classes for 2017. 

April 2017 Update:

May 2017 is right around the corner! The May class is filling up already. But there is still room to sign up for the May 2017 class. Plan ahead and sign up now! This is something fun to do with a friend or time for yourself.

THE 2017 CLASS SCHEDULE IS POSTED ON THE CLASSES TAB ABOVE. Click on the tab to go to the classes page.

We are open Monday & Wednesday at 6pm to 9pm for Classes, pottery supplies, and finished pottery.

Dry goods, such as powdered glazes or raw materials require extra time to process. 

ADULT WHEEL THROWING CLASSES

Wheel throwing classes for adults is our specialty. Classes are four weeks long on Monday and Wednesday evenings 6 pm to 9 pm. The schedule is posted for 2017. Click on the "Classes" tab above. *NEW*: We are offering classes by the week if you can't fit in a whole class. Contact us to schedule what works for you. This option is not listed on the Classes Tab as it depends on available space.

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RAKU FIRING IN 2017

We've not been firing up the raku kiln for a couple of years due to the fire bans in the summer. We plan to get in a firing in May 2017 before the wildfires roar up. Currently, we are earmarking May 6th, 2017 for the first firing, weather permitting. Call the studio if you are interested in participating in raku firings. Go to the tab above (American Raku Firing) for more details about this Raku Firing.

ANCHORAGE CLAY ARTS GUILD:

Anchorage Clay Arts Guild meetings are on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Meetings run Sept - May annually. Meetings are held at Midnight Potter Studios at 7pm. Open to the public. Come meet the members, join the group, & get inspired. Annual dues ($25) cover January to December. The annual pottery sale is now in November at The Sears Mall! Lots of parking available! Sale date: November 3rd & 4th. Yes, that is a two day sale! Friday & Saturday. The hours are the same as the Mall Hours. Can't miss it!

ALASKA CLAY ARTS ASSOCIATION:

2017: There is a new non-profit group developing to provide state-wide services to clay artists! This group is facilitating Empty Bowl fundraisers all over Alaska to raise fund to help feed hungry children in our state. Donations are accepted to support the creation of a permanent location in Anchorage for workshop space for education of clay arts. This group will have a strong presence at the Alaska State Fair.

STUDIO GALLERY:

Thank you for supporting your local art scene promoting the hand-crafted movement. Giving a hand-made gift is always the best. The gallery contains pottery works from several Anchorage potters including Mary Pirtz, Penny Panlener, and Jenny Ditto; Mosaic work by Joe Cooper and fused glass by Laura Walters and Cindy Holderith. The holiday gallery will be open again in the studio starting in October, running through December. To see recent photos of our pottery work visit us on Facebook at  www.facebook.com/Midnightpotter 

The gallery is available in 2017. Make an appointment or stop by on a Mon or Wed evening. We hope to host a sale in May for Mother's day.

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.

Everyone who uses MPS 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 (dipping or brushed on).

 

Community Event: Throwing bowls for Empty Bowls Projects:

If you'd like to make bowls for Empty Bowls Fundraisers around the State of Alaska, 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. Your organization or charity buys the clay & glaze ahead of time from Midnight Potter Studios. Two dipping glaze colors are recommended. 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. Firing costs depend on the size of the bowls or by the kiln load.

Current work available at:

You can find pottery by the Midnight Potter at Denali Dreams Soap Co. in Anchorage, Grizzly's Gifts (downtown), and the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center in Portage Glacier area or by making arrangements to visit the studio. We do custom work too! Our Alaskan items are also available at the airport. To see recent photos of our pottery work visit us on Facebook at  www.facebook.com/Midnightpotter

Classes:

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! 

• Wheel Throwing Classes

• American Raku Firings

Supplies, Tools & Finished Pottery:

 Supplies for Sale (Clay Bodies)  Yes, we sell real clay, mostly cone 6 white stonewares but we also carry other types of clays. All wet clays are available in 25 lb bags in block form. We can special order other clays and supplies too.

• Where to Purchase Pottery, First Fridays, Holiday Events & Sales  ** New Events are listed for 2017!!

Studio Location:

5861 ARCTIC BLVD., STE. E & F (Around the back from Nature's Jewels Rock Shop, north of Qwik Cup Espresso restaurant) Look for the bright blue door, and now we also have a bright green door (Because we have two doors to enter through).

HOURS OF OPERATION:

Mondays & Wednesdays 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Some Saturdays and Sundays Noon - 4 pm (Call to make an appt.)

Sometimes on Fridays 5 pm - ? pm (Call to make an appt.)

If you need to purchase pottery, clay, supplies or tools at a different time from published hours, please email or call and leave a message. We will reply as quickly as we can to arrange to meet at the studio (not always the same day). We are working a day-job nearby and can pop on in to meet you. Sorry, we're doing what we have to in order to pay the bills and keep the studio alive. We accept Credit Cards for payment, as well as cash & local checks.

IN GENERAL:

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 sell: MUD TOOLS, MOIST CLAY, DRY DIPPING CONE 5 GLAZES & OTHER POTTERY TOOLS AT THE STUDIO! 

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