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Private Handbuilding Party

Private Handbuilding Party at District Clay!
Also one on one (or two....) instruction available.

Thank you for inquiring about a Private Handbuilding Party at the District Clay Center.  Our Handbuilding Parties are both fun and instructive.  We design these parties so that each person goes on their own creative adventure. 

During this hand-building event, each person will go on their own creative adventure.  They will start with slabs of leather hard clay and by the end of the session, they will each have designed, decorated and painted a shallow bowl.  Use this questionniare to also schedule a one on one private class.

In the process, they will learn basic handbuilding including using a variety of clay tools for decorating and texturing.    Finally, they will paint their piece using colors of their choice.

District Clay will bisque fire each piece, give them a final clear glaze and glaze fire it.  The final work will be ready for pick-up four to six weeks after the event. 

COVID-19 entry requirements:  Anyone entering District Clay must provide proof of vaccination (either a photo or paper vaccination card).  People who do not supply this information upon entry will not be permitted inside District Clay.  Masks are required while inside District Clay. 

 Please fill out this brief questionnaire and our Private Party Manager, Jon Kerr, will get back to you shortly.  A copy of this questionaire will be sent you.
Basic Private Handbuilding Event Info:

1 to 12 participants.  All ages.  District Clay will bisque, glaze and glaze fire one piece per person. 

Cost per person:

2 hour class:
1 person:  $185 each
2 people:  $95 each
3 people:  $90 each
4-5 people:  $85 each

2.5 hour class:
6 to 8 people:  $80 each

What it includes:  2 to 2.5 hours hours of fun creating a piece out of clay.   Instruction by a DCC teacher, clay, underglaze and glazes, tools and bisque and glaze firing provided.  Also a full studio tour including our gallery, work rooms and kiln areas. Each person will take home one handbuilt piece.  Beer, wine, water and some crackers also included.   

When:  We offer these parties on weekday afternoons, Monday & Thursday mornings and Saturday nights.  We typically need around 4 weeks advance notice to schedule a party.  We typically need around 4 weeks advance notice to schedule a party.

What to bring:  Please wear comfortable clothes you do not mind getting dirty.  Long hair should be tied back.  Feel free to bring a small towel or apron if you wish.

COVID-19 entry requirements:  Anyone entering District Clay must provide proof of vaccination (either a photo or paper vaccination card).  People who do not supply this information upon entry will not be permitted inside District Clay.  Masks are required while inside District Clay.  For more information about District Clay's COVID policies, please go here.

Entry Guidelines:  Please do not enter District Clay if you are experiencing: fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, diarrhea or nausea, temperature over 100.4 degrees.

What we need:  We need a 50% deposit to hold your event with any remaining amounts due at the beginning of the event.  

Important: 

We can refund 100% of the deposit if you give us at least 48 hours notice that you cannot make a date.  Under 48 hours notice, we can only be able to refund 50% of your deposit.  Also, let us know if the number in your party changes. Because these events require set up time, any changes have to be received 24 hours before the event starts so that you can avoid being charged for people that don't attend. 

On the day of your event, please be on time. Because we schedule multiple events as well as regular classes, your start and stop time cannot be changed at the last minute.
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7. Would you like to use District Clay's facilities for longer than the session?  This could include a pre or post gathering, eating a meal etc.  FYI:  Use of a separate room is $100 for the first hour (includes room set-up with tables and chairs) and $50/hr for additional time.  
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