Studio Memberships

Studio membership options are available for serious students who are looking to work independently and create more space for clay in their life.

About Membership

During covid there will be a maximum of 6 full-time members. No sign-up for studio time will be required. Members can use the studio 24/7 except when Tiffany is teaching weekly classes (typically two evenings a week) or hosting occasional weekend workshops. Those times will be clearly posted each month. The studio is fully functional with wheels safely distanced, sturdy work tables, reliable cone 8 glazes, 2 electric kilns, ample shelving, hand tools, banding wheels, and an excellent lending library of books. Members must purchase clay through the studio. Snug fitting masks must be worn at all times. There are six large windows for fresh air and a powerful HEPA air filter using bipolar ionization technology for the safest possible indoor air quality. Light switches, door knobs, faucets and work surfaces will be cleaned and sanitized daily.

Studio memberships are available to students who have previously taken classes or workshops with Tiffany Hilton or by approval through a questionnaire and interview process.

Membership Types

Independent Member

Full studio access without instruction.
$195 / month with 6 month commitment
$215 / month to month, no commitment

Mentorship Program

Full studio access plus private instruction and mentorship with Tiffany.
$275 / month with 6 month commitment
$295 / month to month, no commitment
Mentorship program with Tiffany includes one-on-one demonstrations, inspiration, knowledge of historical and contemporary clay artists, project planning, goal setting, problem solving, and critiques. Time slots will be scheduled individually for 15 min / week, or up to one hour / month. This program is designed for students looking to develop and expand their clay skills and explore new directions with their work while receiving individualized attention with a master potter and passionate teacher!

Studio Apprenticeships

Available on a competitive basis with a 1-2 year commitment required. Please introduce yourself and tell me why you are interested in an apprenticeship.

Benefits & Responsibilities

  • Members can use the studio 24/7 except when Tiffany is teaching weekly classes or hosting occasional weekend workshops. Typically two evenings a week will be occupied by classes from 6-8:30pm. 
  • No sign-up for studio time will be required. 
  • Members will get a key to the studio.
  • Membership does not include the cost of clay. Clay must be purchased through the studio and includes the cost of glazes and firings at $35/bag (25 lbs) Laguna 900 tan stoneware. 
  • Members get two large shelves for storage.
  • Members are encouraged to reclaim their own clay.
  • Members can’t store work on studio bats. You can use studio ware boards for storage. Please provide your own bats if you want to leave your work on them overnight.
  • Members will receive a 15% discount on weekly classes & workshops. 
  • Members will leave their work on marked shelves when ready for bisque or glaze firings. 
  • We bisque fire to cone 06 and glaze fire to cone 8 oxidation. 
  • There are 10 reliable studio glazes to work with and test tiles for all glaze combinations.
  • Tiffany will load and fire the kilns for members on a regular basis every few weeks. Please do not demand that your work be fired by a certain deadline.  
  • Large projects (over 12” in any direction) will require additional firing fees.
  • Glaze drips will be charged $5-10 depending on damage to kiln shelves and repair time.
  • Members must sign a liability waiver.