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  • Can I walk in and throw by myself?
    If it's your first time at BellyFire and you don't have ceramics experience, we recommend taking a class first. However, if you have prior experience, you're welcome to join us, even if you haven't taken a class at BellyFire before. Just let our staff know it's your first time, and they'll be happy to assist you. Feel free to email or call us for more information.
  • Do you offer a la carte firings?
    Yes, we do! We accept low fire outside pieces for firing. Half kilns cost $35, and full kilns cost $55.
  • Can I bring my own clay or outside bisque?
    With the exception of a la carte firings, We only allow clay purchased at BellyFire to be painted and fired in our studio. We offer clay available for purchase at the studio.
  • What/When is open studio?
    Not ready for a full membership? Open Studio hours are available whenever classes are not in session. Open studio allows you to hone your pottery skills in the back of the house on the wheels or handbuilding table. Open studio pricing is charged by time spent and materials used.
  • What should I wear?
    Expect to get messy! We provide aprons, but wear comfortable, washable clothing and closed-toed shoes. We recommend tying back long hair and removing hand and wrist jewelry.
  • If I miss a class during a workshop or technique series, can I make it up or get a refund?
    Unfortunately, we don't offer refunds or instructor-led makeup classes due to class size limitations. However, you can make up one missed class per four-week session with two hours of studio time.
  • Do I need to bring my own tools?
    We provide all necessary tools, but feel free to bring your own if you prefer.
  • Can I bring my own clay?
    Only clay purchased at BellyFire can be used and fired in our studio, unless authorized by our managers. This ensures proper firing and glazing compatibility.
  • Do you offer classes?
    Yes! We have so many different options. We offer private classes for 1-35 people.
  • Are pets allowed in the studio?
    Unfortunately, no. For safety reasons, pets aren't allowed inside the studio unless they are legal service animals. Outdoor seating is available for pet owners.
  • Is my pottery food/microwave safe?
    Yes, pottery made with our clays and glazes is microwave, dishwasher, and food safe.
  • When will my pottery be ready?
    Please allow drying and firing time. Pieces are ready for pick up 10 days after completion, and will be held until the next day of the following month from the point at which the piece was made/painted.
  • Do you charge for glaze and firing?
    Glaze and firing fees are included in the cost of bisqueware pieces. For pieces made in classes, there's a $5 materials fee per piece if you wish to glaze and have us clear coat and refire.
  • Is food/drink allowed?
    Yes, food and drinks are allowed. However, greasy food is not recommended as it can interfere with the kiln glaze and cause the glaze to not adhere to the piece. Our classes and studio are BYOB, except for family classes.
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