Outlaw Arts functions as a community of artists. 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). We have no employees, and all our revenue is invested back into the studio to pay for rent, utilities, tools, clay, glazes, as well as kiln and other maintenance. Artists interested in working with us should know that our studio is not equipped to support production potters starting their own businesses. We are a wonderful place for beginners who want to learn a new skill, serious hobbyists without their own studio, and those who want to collaborate with and learn from fellow clay artists.
WHAT WE OFFER
For 10 years we’ve been quietly inviting people from NW Philly and the surrounding area to come on in and get their creative juices flowing. Our studio is made up of good people who are happy to be helpful, often intuitively wise, ever compassionate and fun. It’s the people here that make this place warm and comfortable. Plus we have excellent equipment, materials, and tools. We offer two colors of cone 6 stoneware clay, and have over 50 different glazes, plus slips & underglazes. Our three electric kilns are in the basement, and a gas kiln is being built in the back yard. We also have gallery space in our windows and like to show off work from our professional potters and sculptors, as well as our beginners.
HOW IT WORKS
COVID-19 has brought big changes to our little studio. Our new offerings are as follows:
Independent-studio-time is our new normal for our experienced studio members, maximizing time in the studio (up to 3 hours plus an extra 1/2 hr for clean up) while minimizing the number of bodies (up to 2 households or one safe group).
For newcomers and those who want a refresher, we have 2 adult classes (4-week sessions, 3hrs. long) led by different teachers each month. Both classes, Basics of Handbuilding, and Basics of Throwing, are small and safe. Only 2-4 students per class, masks on, 6ft apart, windows and doors open.
Advanced Skill-Building workshops (1-2hrs long) are offered to our experienced studio members as well as those who have completed at least one Basics class series.
3 children’s classes, set up in 4-week sessions, (1.5hrs long, no more than 5 students) are taught by Martha Knox. More classes may be offered during the summer months.
Call or text with questions. 267-650-1757