Monthly Donkey Mud Memberships

There are three levels of monthly pottery memberships. The reason for this is simple: some stuff just costs a lot more money, is hard to get, or wears out a lot quicker.

See below for more detailed info on each membership. Here is a quick glimpse: 

Green Level: This is the basic level. Bring your own tools. There are a few things you can use of mine, but for the most part, you’ve gotta supply your own. You will also have access to some of the cheaper popular glazes.

Yellow Level: This is the level you get to use a lot more of my tools. So many, in fact, you don’t even have to bring any. You also get a lot more kickass glazes. Still bring an apron.

Purple Level: This is the “make everyone jealous” package. You get all the green and yellow level stuff, and access to a shit ton of absolutely epic pottery tools, glazes, etc. Still bring an apron.

 

Green Level Membership

Current Price: $100/month

This is the basic level of membership at Donkey Mud Studio. Bring your own tools. There are a few things you can use of mine, but for the most part, you’ve gotta supply your own. You will also have access to some of the cheaper popular glazes.

Here's what you get with Green Level Membership:

  • Your own private pottery shelf
  • Attend studio during weekly hours (6:30pm-10pm on your assigned day)
  • Pottery lessons and guidance from Dan
  • Use of Dan’s very basic studio tools (green dots)
  • You’ll need to buy clay from me starting at $30 for a 25 lb bag. An average mug takes about a pound of clay to make.
  • Use of a dedicated pottery wheel
  • Use of community worktables
  • Supply your own pottery tools (basic kits are fine)
  • Bring your own pottery apron
  • Use of basic glazes
  • Set price kiln firings (it’s not much and is size-dependent)
  • No access to molds or slip casting (pouring liquid clay into molds), though you can pay $5 any night you want to use them. Liquid slip clay is extra and must be purchased by the gallon.
  • No access to extra studio hours

TOOLS YOU WILL DEFINITELY NEED: pottery sponges, needle tool, wooden pottery rib, wire cutter, fettling knife, paint brushes

OTHER TOOLS YOU MAY WANT: pottery trim tools, carving tools, texture tools, chamois, plastic ribs (MudTools), pottery calipers, long stick sponges, scoring tools, fan brushes, hake brushes, dust mask, fluting tools, etc.

 

Yellow Level Membership

Current Price: $135/month

This is the level you get to use a lot more of my tools. So many, in fact, you don’t even have to bring any. You also get access to a lot more kickass glazes. Still bring an apron.

  • Your own private pottery shelf
  • Attend studio during weekly hours (6:30pm-10pm on your assigned day)
  • Pottery lessons and guidance from Dan
  • Access to all green and yellow dot equipment and tools
  • Use of green dot glazes
  • Use of premium yellow dot glazes (lots more options for colors and finishes)
  • You’ll need to buy clay from me, but you’ll get $2 off every bag
  • No need to bring your own basic tools, except bladed tools such as trimmers or pottery knives
  • Do bring your own pottery apron
  • Set price kiln firings
  • Use of a dedicated pottery wheel
  • Use of community worktables
  • Access to all molds and slip casting molds. You can buy slip casting 1 gallon at a time. A standard mug takes about ½-1 cup of liquid clay. There are dozens of molds, from mugs, to vases, to teapots, to soup bowls, etc. You’ll get $2 off every gallon of slip.
  • Join me during my private studio time up to two hours per week. We'll be doing our own things, but you're welcome to come work alongside me

 

Purple Level Membership

Current Price: $165/month

This is the “make everyone jealous” package. You (of course) get all the green and yellow level stuff, as well as access to a shit ton of absolutely epic "purple dot" pottery tools, glazes, etc. Still bring an apron.

  • Your own private pottery shelf
  • Attend studio during weekly hours (6:30pm-10pm on your assigned day)
  • Pottery lessons and guidance from Dan
  • Access to all green and yellow dot equipment and tools
  • Use of the basic green dot and premium yellow dot glazes
  • Access to all purple dot equipment and tools (the highest end and some of the most fun tools)
  • Use of ultra-premium purple dot glazes (incredible/expensive options for colors and finishes)
  • Basically, access to everything in the studio unless it has the mysterious red/orange dots
  • You’ll need to buy clay from me, but you’ll get $4 off every bag
  • No need to bring your own basic tools
  • Set price kiln firings
  • Use of a dedicated pottery wheel
  • Use of community worktables
  • Access to all molds and slip casting molds. You can buy slip casting 1 gallon at a time. A standard mug takes about ½-1 cup of liquid clay. There are dozens of molds, from mugs, to vases, to teapots, to soup bowls, etc. You’ll get $4 off every gallon of slip.
  • Join me during my private studio time up to five hours per week. We'll be doing our own things, but you're welcome to come work alongside me.

You can quit or change levels any time, but you must sign-up with a recurring subscription so that we can all avoid the “Nagging Dan” dilemma.

 

Also Available to All:

  • I can be bribed. Anyone can skip the line for getting your work fired for $5 per piece. I will be donating all bribes to The Trevor Project or The Special Olympics.
  • Extra studio hours when I’m already out in my studio working. Just communicate with me. $5/hour for electricity and studio wear and tear.
  • Trade labor for studio time. Studios get messy. I’m happy to trade some people to help me give it a good scrub here and there.

 

Other Notes:

  • I buy clay by the pallet, and it is very specific to the temperature we fire at, so please don’t bring any outside clay.
  • Same with glazes. If you have your eye on a glaze you want to try, clear it with me before you buy it.
  • Some of my clays weren’t meant for sharing with you, but I’m happy to. I will have to charge more for them, though because they cost me more.
  • The price of materials goes up or down, as well as utilities, etc., so I reserve the right to change prices on things if necessary. The prices in this “Pottery Bible” will always be the current prices.
  • You break it (or spill it), you buy it or pay for it to be repaired. Of course, if it’s nothing you did out of the ordinary (such as normal wear and tear on tools), you don’t have to pay anything.

Everyone has to sign a liability waiver/release of claims on their first day.

You must purchase a recurring membership with your first month paid before you can attend class. If you have received the invite to start, click here to setup payment.

Get on the waiting list:

Send a text to me at 385-352-3314 with your information and let me know this kind of class is up your alley. I'll add you to the list!