CyclePottery is located street side at 42 Maple Street in Northampton, MA. The studio is less than ten minutes drive from the center of Northampton and within walking distance from downtown Florence. There is a parking lot directly in front of the studio.
The CyclePottery studio is equipped with 8 Brent wheels, production size Skutt kiln, Smaller L&L Kiln, North Star slab roller, 2 large hand building tables, 2 large glazing tables, lots of light and 2 big porches! The studio uses Cone 6 Laguna white & brown stoneware and Brooklyn Red Stoneware, and uses a wide variety of cone 5-6 glazes and underglazes.
Monthly Studio Rentals
$125/ month & $60 per 25 bag of cone 6 white stoneware clay, which includes glazes, firings, loading and unloading of the kiln by Kathryn. Recycled clay is also available at a discount.
Working Studio Monthly Rentals are for intermediate-advanced potters, hobbyists, sculptors, wheel throwers, and ceramic artists who would like the freedom practice their craft throughout the week, and have the opportunity to work alongside Kathryn Roszko and other professional potters such as Andrew Quient, Ginger Heafey, and Dori Urch working in collaboration with CyclePottery. You will be able to participate in Open Studios which will feature work for sale and demonstrations; have the opportunity to teach your own class; be able to learn from the richly talented and experienced potters working around you! You may also sell your work at the studio (30% commission fee). Most of all we are a community of potters supporting one another in a comfortable, friendly and welcoming environment. You will have 24 hour access to the studio.
** Prior to scheduling a Monthly Rental Agreement, there will be an informal get-to-know you interview to assess your needs, and compatibility with CyclePottery’s current studio potters. Working potters must sign an agreement to adhere to the studio and common space guidelines.
Please fill out the INTEREST form with link below.
WEEKEND Open Studio Hours
Studio is open to the public for non-beginners, previous and current students, as well as those who can work independently. The fee for clay, glazes and firings are charged at $30/half bag (12.5 pounds) or $60/bag (25 pounds), or by the pound. Recycled clay is also available at a discount.
Before joining as an Open Studio Member, we ask that everyone completes a Studio Orientation. This is a 45 minute session where you learn the studio ins and outs and have a short refresher class with Kathryn (Studio Founder and Owner) or Melissa (Studio Manager). The cost for this is $30 which includes studio orientation. Please fill out the INTEREST form with link below.
SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS, 10am – 2pm (pre-arranged with Kathryn)
SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS, 12 – 4pm, $10/hour + clay fee (email to schedule open studio and studio orientation)
Teen Drop-In Open Studio:
SUNDAYS 12 – 2pm, (pre-arranged with Kathryn)
INTERESTED? Please Fill out form: MONTHLY or HOURLY RENTAL INTEREST FORM
SATURDAY Parent/Child Open Studio Hours:
SATURDAYS 10am-2pm: Parent & child and former students under the age of 13 with parent, over age 13 can work independently with approval by Kathryn.
1st person, parent or child is $10/hour + clay fee. Additional parents or children are $7 each per hour. For example:
1 child supervised by parent: $10 per hour + clay fee.
1 parent and 1 child participating: $17/hour + clay fee.
1 parent supervising 2 children: $17/hour + clay fee.
Parents are responsible for the proper studio conduct of their child/children and full clean-up per instructions. 2 pair per hour max.
Parents must reserve space ideally at least 48 hours in advance.
“My plan was to make a few dishes for in the home. As it turns out what was really my best experience was coming with my 5 year old grand daughter. She was super intrigued when looking at the professional potters using the wheel and the environment of the studio. Even though I did not get to make many of my own dishes, sadly I am moving over the summer, I really loved working at Kathryn’s studio. Meeting other potters, working silently together each on our own projects was very meditative. I thank Kathryn for her generosity and hope for a shining future for CyclePottery.”