Rosewood Pottery Studio is Richmond's only full-service ceramics studio. We offer a full range of services including studio space, an open studio option and firing services. We are also available for private parties, including kid's birthday parties.
Shared Studio Space
Be a Resident Artist at Rosewood Pottery Studio!
Our unique concept allows you to rent space in one of our studios with one or two other artists (space is limited). Resident Artists receive a key to the premises allowing 24/7 access. Firing services are available in our electric kilns at current shared studio client firing rates. Firing is primarily charged by the pound post firing. However, unusually shaped and/or large pieces may be subject to an additional fee for cubic feet. Use of our cone 6 studio dipping glazes is included with the cone 6 glaze firing fee. A one-month security deposit and a shared studio agreement are required.
Handbuilding Space: $185 per month includes use of wheels in the studio.
Throwing Studio: $195 per month, if you have your own wheel, $185/mo.
To find out more about a Shared Studio Space, please email us for an application and to schedule an appointment.
Our Independent Study option allows the use of our instructional studios for throwing or handbuilding. Independent Study clients can keep their tools at the studio and store their work on shelves in the instructional area. Because you are working out of Rosewood Pottery Studio, you receive a discount on firing services. Please see Firing Services below for comparison and additional information.
Firing rates for Independent Study Clients:
Bisque/lb. - $1.15
Glaze/lb - Cone 6 - $1.30*
Glaze/lb - Cone 10 - $1.45
*The use of our cone 6 dipping glazes is included with this option.
Independent Study clients are expected to have a clay knowledge base that allows them to work primarily on their own. The Independent Study option is not suitable for production potters or those who are producing a large body of work (see Shared Studio Space option).
Independent Study Fee: $285 for an 8 weeks, plus clay, plus firing. Cycle beginning on Sunday.
To be considered for Independent Study, please email us for an application and to schedule an appointment.
Firing Services in our electric kilns are available for people who are not otherwise studio clients. Firing Services are available through the purchase of a pre-paid firing card as outlined in the Firing Fee Schedule.
Download Firing Fee Schedule PDF.
Firing with Rosewood Pottery Studio is primarily measured by weight.
However, we reserve the right to apply the following surcharges if applicable:
1. Minimum firing weight/charge is .25lb.
2. Flat Fee - large flat and/or multiple flat pieces.
3. Cubic foot surcharge re: very large or unusually shaped pieces.
Most firing is completed within one to two weeks with the exception of very large pieces which may take longer. We will let you know beforehand if we are unable to fire a large piece within a two week time period.
Periodically firing fees are adjusted, please be sure to obtain a printout of the current fee schedule when you visit the studio.
Clay dates are small intimate groups that want to experience pottery but not take a class. Bring your friends and family, your spouse or your significant other, schedule a clay date and spend 2 hrs. with our pottery instructor.
Rate: $60/person and $15 for handling and firing. The pottery instructor will demonstrate each step of the process and offer one on one instruction. Each participant will receive the finished piece they've created. And the group receives the demo piece as a gift.
Available times: Sunday a.m.
Other times may be available upon request.
Contact Rosewood Pottery for more information.
We are distributors for
Dirty Girls Tools
Speedball Art Products including Glazes,
Underglazes, Pottery Wheels & Access.
We make our OWN Cone 6 Studio Glazes.
We stock and sell a variety of raw materials for glaze & clay making.
Please email us so we have some lead time to prepare your order.
Glaze Recipe Service
We offer a glaze recipe weigh and mix service for those recipes you just gotta have or try! Email for details.
See samples of OUR glazes.
We stock and use various cone 6 clay bodies manufactured by Highwater Clay and Standard Ceramics.
2217 W. Cary Street, Richmond, Virginia • 804-915-9640 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Website updated on 10/16/18
Rosewood Pottery Studio