Outlaw Arts functions as a community of artists. We thoughtfully share studio space, ideas, and inspiration. Revenue is raised from students and artists who pay fees to use the studio (and to a lesser degree fundraisers and sales of collaborative or donated works of art). All our revenue is invested back into the studio to pay for rent, utilities, tools, clay, glazes, part-time employees, and kiln and other maintenance. Artists interested in working with us should know that our studio is NOT equipped to support clay artists starting their own businesses or producing large quantities of work. We are a wonderful place for serious hobbyists without their own studio, and those who want to collaborate with and learn from fellow clay artists.
What we Offer
Our focus is on independent studio time with an emphasis on collaboration. To this end, we welcome newcomers (with min. 8 weeks recent experience or extensive prior experience in clay) and use a membership model, which requires a preliminary introduction period, before allowing independent access to the studio. The purchase of a 4-pass card ($250) is your first step. After completing your 4-week Pre-Membership Training course, you can contact our manager and she will help you choose a membership.
Memberships include reconstituted clay, glazes, firings, shelf space, tools, aprons, etc. (We also sell clay fresh outta the box for $20/bag.) We carry two colors of cone 6 stoneware clay, and have over 40 cone 6 glazes, plus slips, washes, & underglazes. Our three electric kilns are in the basement. We also have gallery space in the windows, where we show off and sell work by our members. At the end of each visit to the studio, you are expected to thoroughly clean up after yourself, leaving the studio cleaner than you found it. A community studio takes effort from everyone, and it’s worth it!
Because our staff and space is small we DO NOT offer date nights or drop-ins. Once or twice a year we offer adult classes, but they fill up quickly.
3 children’s classes, set up in 4 or 6 week sessions, (1.5hrs long, no more than 6 students) are taught by Martha Knox and Lisa Irgang. Text Martha at 330-242-4741 for more information.