Thank you for your interest in Not Made in China Pottery Studio.
A pottery studio, school, gallery, bookstore, and one of the finest clay facilities in New Mexico;
We occupy a spacious, well lit, and professionally equipped space in the University/Nob Hill Area, a vibrant and diverse community of artists.
We offer resident and non-resident studio memberships, classes, and workshops.
Our gallery sells works made in the shop by Our Members,
as well as Other Arts & Crafts by Local, Albuquerque Artisan-Crafters, covering a variety of styles.
Not Made in China Pottery Studio is an open to the public ceramics and pottery studio.
Members enjoy access to 9 electric pottery wheels (Spins in both directions),
two kick wheels, hand-building and wheel tools, slab roller, extruder, electric kilns,
a full Art Library, High-Speed Wifi, break-room access, tea-room access, garden access, Gallery to sell in, & an experienced staff of technicians and student instructors.
Memberships includes materials for ceramics including instruction, clay, slips, glazes and tool use.
We Provide Everything Needed in A Pottery Studio;
Come in clothes that can get dirty, as well as closed-toed shoes.
Membership is open to the general public and their families.
All members must be 13 years of age or older.
Persons under 13 years must be under direct parental and/or guardian-supervision.
Not Made In China Pottery Studio welcomes prospective members to come by the studio for a tour.
Members are on site most days, or contact us to set up an appointment.
No experience Required!
Just clothes you do not mind getting dirty ready for good times!
Classes for beginning, intermediate, & advanced potters are taught on-site,
and include lessons in throwing on the potters' wheel, hand-building, sculpture, surface treatments,
& So Much More. Limited Only by One's Imagination!
New Members must go through a Clay Studio Orientation/Class before working in the Studio
(mostly to learn the Studio rules, etiquette, and procedures).
Not Made in China Pottery Studio hosts workshops, arts & craft shows,
and Fine Arts Shows featuring hand-made art (not just pottery) through the year.
Booths are open to non-members, and at a reduced fee for members.
We encourage Members to come out and pitch in for a few hours, having fun.
Not Made in China Pottery Studio Overview:
Not Made in China Pottery Studio is located in University Area of Albuquerque;
open to the public for classes and available for studio use by members.
We are a full service Cone 6 clay art studio.
Volunteer Work Studies and Members manage and run the studio.
We provide clay art classes for beginners and advanced artists in wheel throwing and hand building for adults, youth, children & kids.
Membership & Lesson Packages include use of all studio equipment and space,
unlimited glaze and firing privileges with studio purchased clay.
No outside clay or unapproved glazes allowed without Kiln Masters' approval.
Pottery Studio Equipment:
9 Electric wheels (Spins in both directions)
2 Kick Wheels
Hand building area/ tables
Public and Rental-able Private Shelving
All Possible Tools Needed
Aprons and batts provided
100's of slump, hump, and other simple forming molds
Over 10,000 stamps and decorative tools
High-Speed Wifi, Art Library, Gallery, Garden, Tea-room, & Break-room access
Experienced staff of technicians and student instructors ready to help!
Anasazi 5x (Deep Red color, lots of iron, Coarse, Cone 6 Clay Body)
Columbine Porcelain (Ice-White color, Creamy texture, Smooth, Fine, Cone 6 Clay Body)
Rainbow Pallet of Slips and Glazes, studio formulated for cone 6
All Slips, Glaze, and Clays are Food/Oven/Micro/Freezer Safe!
No Heavy Metals or Leads in Our Glazes! Recipes Provided!
Outside Materials Require Kiln Masters' Approval.
Monthly Memberships for the Mightiest
Memberships include instruction, all tools needed, and the first 50lbs of Clay, Glazes, and Firing. Member rate for clay applies after the 1st 50lbs. New Members must go through a Clay Studio Orientation/Class before working in the Studio
$100 Mercenary membership includes 12-7pm access everyday
$175 Civilian membership includes 9-9pm access everyday
$350 Comrade membership includes 124/7pm access everyday
Must pay security deposit for studio key.
$50 Cadet Membership includes 12- 7pm access everyday
You pay for pieces you wish to keep at the member rate.
Major Discounts for bulk membership purchases!
It's really an amazing opportunity &
a great supportive community with knowledge and advice freely exchanged.
Stop by for a visit and we'll show you around.
If you are interested in a short-term project or cannot come into the studio on a regular basis, you might be interested in our One-Day Pass.
Each day pass is good for a full day's use of the studio and our facilities. $25 per pass.
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Great for those with little free time or long commutes. Schedule your lessons as far apart as you like! Together, lets indulge the full process of ceramics, bringing anything to fruition with your own hands! You choose between wheel throwing, hand building, or both! All lessons are 2.5 hours long and includes all tools, materials, and free studio days to practice what you learned. We strongly believe lessons are useless without practice.
$125 Weekly Warrior Workshop is 4 lessons for one person
$150 Warrior Tea Set Quartet is 4 lessons for one person on spouted vessel sets
$200 Dynamic Duo Discourse is 4 lessons for 2 persons
Earthenware Escapades For Weekend Warriors:
Classes for the Masses! at Not Made In China Pottery.
Earthenware Escapades are for those who do not want to commit to a monthly membership! Great for Night and Weekend Warriors who only have a few hours to spare here and there! A Super Fun Date with your best friend. Great as a solo adventure too!
$60 Clay Date for Two:
2 persons make 2 pieces each! Your Choice!
$75 Dinner Set Reset:
2 persons make a 4 piece dinner set
$75 Sushi Date:
2 persons each make a sake bottle, cup, and sushi plate
$75 Muddy Man Mug Mess:
4 persons each make a personalized, over-sized Mug
$125 Ghostly Encounter:
2 persons in a Private wheel tryst with "Ghost" Photo-Op
Earthenware Escapades gives couples and individuals a unique and fun experience.
You have the opportunity to use a potter's wheel or hand build your own clay creation.
We provide everything you need--just come ready to have a good time, wearing clothes that can get dirty (this includes shoes).
Not just for romantic couples,
Earthenware Escapades For Weekend Warriors: Classes for the Masses! are perfect for:
* Introducing your friends to the joys of making pottery.
* Family Fun
* Birthday Parties, Showers, & Small Reunions
* Corporate Outings
* It's the perfect gift for someone who has everything.
After teaching literally hundreds of people to paint, and thousands the joy of ceramics over the last few years, Not Made in China Pottery Studio created Classes for the Masses. We welcome you to join the fun, joy, and satisfaction of The ABQ-Renaissance at the home-base: Not Made in China Pottery Studio.
Please feel free to bring beverages and snacks of your choice.
Food and drink are allowed in the gallery and kitchen, not in the studio.
Activities are available at anytime and run for approximately 2 - 2½ hours.
You pick up your finished piece in approximately 3-4 weeks
(Or Sooner depending how involved you would like to get into the process)!
Dates & Times
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to make a reservation at least 48 hours in advance. Please contact us to make arrangements. We will do our best to make it happen.
*Children under 13 must be under direct parental guidance.
*Wear clothes that you can get dirty, this includes closed-toe shoes.
*The class cost must be paid in full plus sales tax when you register.
Not Made in China Pottery Studio
"Bringing Production Back to America, Together."
915 Yale Blvd SE ABQ NM
The newest and fastest growing, local Mom & Pop Start-Up on a No-Budget, Not Made in China Pottery Studio and Gallery.
Focusing on Fine Arts & Crafts, teaching over 30,000 persons in a few short years in ABQ Pottery, Painting, and other arts & crafts.
Not Made in China provides Arts & Crafts Produced locally by ABQ's Finest Artisan Crafters!
Come, be in the forefront of the Neo-Renaissance Art Movement of ABQ!
Not Made in China brings high quality, locally handmade items to the general public. Today's ever internationalizing economy rarely gives a competitive choice for our lives' most functional aesthetics. Eliminating the Artists' Role, the industrial revolution resulted in poorly manufactured products. Not Made in China's re-creating a world where aesthetics flourish in all aspects, not just as simple decorators, but as vital, functional participants of society. The final goal of all artistic activity is infrastructure.
"Not Made in China questions One's Buying ethics." GiGi, a community Studio Member. "What have you done for your local economy? Buying Local during the biggest shopping seasons is the best way to support your local economy. It's sad to think, How many children died to make those crappy goods. Or Hoping the Over-seas Slave who made my pants is able to afford food...
Not Made in China's unique compared to other gallery gift shops, because you buy directly out of the artists' studio. This is Great as an artisan. I sell my works at a third of the price of what I would have to sell for in Old Town or Santa Fe."
Not Made in China Pottery Studio opens everyday
--Bring Production Back to America, Together!
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