The Clay Studio of Missoula is constantly assessing the needs of our students, members and residents. This has helped direct us in developing the facilities that best serve our community.
We currently have a Soldner clay mixer, spray booth, slab rollers, an extruder, a variety of classroom kick and electric wheels, a stocked glaze lab, spray booth, a setup for photographing smaller and medium sized works, and other assorted studio supplies.
• two computerized 1227 Skutt kilns that are rated to cone 8
• one 1027 manual Skutt kiln with an extra ring, rated to cone 10
• one 1018 computerized Skutt kiln rated to cone 8
• a few smaller kilns for smaller works and test firings
• soda kiln (approx 34 cubic feet)
• gas reduction kiln (approx. 34 cubic feet)
• car kiln
• large anagama wood kiln (approx. 720 cubic feet), offsite
• smaller cross-draft wood kiln, offsite
• raku kiln
Please contact us if you would like more information on firing fees and rates. You must be a member or enrolled in a class in order to fire any work at the Clay Studio of Missoula
Information about our wood kilns
The Clay Studio of Missoula has access to two wood kilns just outside of Missoula, about a 15 minute drive away from the Clay Studio. The Anagama kiln is approximately 720 cubic feet, and usually fires for 6-8 days. Our smaller wood/soda kiln has about a 2 day firing period for works up to cone 10. Wood firings cannot be scheduled during periods of fire danger (usually mid-May through mid-October) and/or stage 3 air quality alerts.
Accessibility at the Studio
The Clay Studio of Missoula is committed to providing access and assistance to those with disabilities. Sometimes, due to the nature of the ceramics processes and our offsite activities, accessibility issues are not in our full control. Please call our office at 406-543-0509 to ask questions or get information regarding accessibility. Both Jazmine Raymond (Outreach Coordinator) or Shalene Valenzuela (Executive Director) can assist with any accessibility concerns. Office hours are M-F, 10am-5pm.
Parking and Building Access
We have one clearly marked designated handicap parking space next to our main front entrance. The rest of our on-site parking immediately in front of our building is at ground level, and street parking is available and accessible. Our classroom, galleries and studio areas are located at ground level and wheelchair accessible. Our offices are located upstairs. Unfortunately, we do not have elevator access to the second floor but are able to assist visitors who cannot come upstairs with all our services.
We have wheelchair accessible bathrooms in both our Studio Artist and Classroom areas on our ground level with companion seating. We are able to provide additional seating during special events onsite.
Work areas are available to accommodate wheelchairs and rearranged for people with a variety of physical needs. For special lectures onsite, please call ahead to reserve the wheelchair spots, as we can make sure our lectures are set up ahead of time to reserve the appropriate amount of space needed. We ask that wheelchairs not occupy the space in the front of any exiting door as this is a critical fire exit route and cannot be blocked.
Large Print Programs
We offer Large Print Programs for our classes, exhibits and other programming on a quarterly basis.
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The Clay Studio of Missoula's website does not contain internal "online forms." All available forms must be downloaded, printed and completed by hand, or processed through an external entry submission site. Online purchases for classes is conducted through our www.cartscheckout.com shopping cart, with payments handled through paypal.com or stripe.com (credit cards)
Online purchases or call-for-entry on theclaystudioofmissoula.org must be performed off-site and the guest is required to use the functionality as given by paypal.com, stripe.com, www.cartscheckout.com, or submittable.com. The Clay Studio of Missoula has no control or effect on the functionality of any website, including, but not limited to the aforementioned websites, outside of theclaystudioofmissoula.org.
Occasionally, we provide downloadable forms (such as for intern applications) that are available in both pdf and doc formats. These forms can be downloaded, printed, completed and submitted in person, by mail, or by email. Please follow the submission directions provided on the form.
Feedback and Suggestions
We are constantly trying to improve access to our facilities and programming in every way possible!
If you have feedback or would like to make suggestions for improvement, please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org