Our clay studio supports handbuilding and wheel throwing. Artist subscribers can run their own firings or arrange firings with studio staff. 

The Ceramics Studio is equipped with five electric wheels, three kilns (Large Sitter Skutt, Medium Bailey, Small Paragon), a Brent SRC Slab Roller, and a clay Reclamation Station.

Subscribers have access to a variety of tools for the wheel and hand building, including wood bats, drying and storage shelves, slip buckets, plastic covering, sponges, and kiln shelves.

Subscribers must bring their own clay. Glazes and kiln firing prices vary by volume.

Our studio is designed to support a general white clay body. Tools and equipment are available for your use with this clay body. Artists are required to provide their own tools, slip bucket and clay drying equipment if working in a different clay body.

Current Clay Classes:

Our current classes are full, please sign up for our newsletter to receive class announcements.

To learn more about the studio, inquire about a subscription, or to schedule an orientation, please email info@waterfallarts.org or by phone 207-338-2222. Please call the office to purchase or book time using GIFT CERTIFICATES.

Open Studio Hours*

Open Studios are for folks who have a working knowledge of the medium or who are currently enrolled in or have previously taken a class, either at Waterfall Arts or in another clay studio. There is no formal instruction during these hours, simply time to practice the medium and make work independently. 


Wednesdays 3:30 – 5PM (Kid’s Session Ages 5+) 

Saturdays 9AM – 12PM

Open Studio fees are $20 per three-hour session or $10 for students currently enrolled in a Clay Class at Waterfall Arts. Wednesday Kid’s Session is $15 per child for a 90 minute session.

We recommend that interested artists reserve a space in Open Studio in advance, as space is limited to 5 participants.

For more information, you can email us at info@waterfallarts.org or call us at 207-338-2222.

Studio Monitors

Open Studios are monitored by skilled volunteers who are there to assist but not teach. Thank you Waterfall Arts volunteers! If you don’t yet feel confident working self-sufficiently in the studio, consider taking one of our classes or sign up for an orientation session

Studio Subscriptions

Artists can apply to have 24/7 access to the studios at Waterfall Arts (other than class time). Cost-saving subscription rates are available for $75/month plus a one time $25 refundable key deposit. Application approval and an orientation session are required.

Studio Orientations

Studio orientations include a comprehensive review of the studio space, safety protocol, equipment and available resources. Prospective subscribers must attend a studio orientation and be approved by the Studio Manager, before initiating a monthly subscription.