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Clay Parlor is proud to now offer membership for students and ceramicists with experience to work independently at our Studio West located inside Bell Arts Factory in Ventura, Ca. 

Membership is an excellent resource for those wanting to continue their ceramic practice outside of the class environment.


  • Members should have previous pottery experience and be able to work in the studio independently. This means they have the ability to make, trim, and glaze without needing any instruction.

  • Must have taken Pottery Wheel 1 twice or equivalent.

  • Memberships are for adults 18 and older.


  • Membership is $150/month

  • Clay must be purchased through the studio and includes glazing and firing costs

  • Not intended for large scale or production potters

  • If you exceed our studio capacity you may be asked to raise your membership or find a different studio

Sign Up

Space is very limited.

Please fill out the request form below.

Include some times that you would be available for an orientation.


  • Open studio use 7 days a week during our extended member hours:

    • Su,M,W,F,Sa: 8-8​

    • Tu:8-2 Th:8-4

    • First Friday: 8-4

    • Last Sunday 12-8

  • Shelf & Cubbie for storage

  • Member discounts on studio courses

  • Use of studio tools and equipment


  • Speedball Clay Boss Wheels

  • Shimpo Table Top Slab Roller

  • Scott Creek Super Duper CLay Extruder

  • 2 6 person capacity handbuilding tables

  • Use of community tools

  • 2 medium-large electric kilns (staff use only)

  • 12-15 Cone 5 Glazes

Studio FAQs

  • Cone 5 Studio

  • Our studio clay is Laguna Speckled Buff. Other clays available upon request

  • Membership is offered at our Studio West inside Bell Arts Factory located at 432 N Ventura Avenue. Our entrance is on E Harrison St

  • Our studio offers a small, intimate working environment

membership request
Membership Request
How would you use Open Studio?

Thanks for applying for open studio! We'll get back to you as availability allows .

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