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PRIVATE EVENTS

GENERAL INFORMATION

Private Events are perfect for corporate team-bonding, friend get-togethers, birthday parties (for children or adults), and family gatherings. BYOB and bring the party!  

 

Pricing is $300 for up to 6 guests. Each additional guest is $35/person. We are limited to 10 guests, and can accommodate either hand-building or wheelthrowing.  Details on both options are listed below! 

 

Pieces created at your event are fired, glazed, and finished by Yellow Door. They will be available for pickup three weeks following your event during Open Studio Hours and will be held for pickup for 3 months following your event.

WHEEL THROWING

Come try your hand at the wheel and be prepared to get messy with us!  You and your guests will be guided through the basic steps of throwing a cylinder on the wheel. Pricing includes three one-pound balls, and up to three fired pots per person. Recommended for ages 10+.

Approximately 20-30 minutes will be spent demonstrating the process, to ensure the most success while throwing!  Your group will then throw for 75 minutes, with the last 15 minutes spent cleaning up your individual work station and choosing your glazes.

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HAND BUILDING

Handbuilding projects are excellent for groups of all ages!  Projects vary based on age and client preference. Creative options include mugs, pinch pot animals, holiday items, and more! This is a popular option for children's birthday parties, family groups of all ages, or those looking to create a specific project.

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PROJECT EXAMPLES

Birthday Party
Hand Built Mug

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Wheel Throwing Event
Finished Pots

Birthday Party 
Pinch Pot Animals

AVAILABILITY AND PAYMENT

Do you want to host a private event?  Please call or email us to schedule! 

Dependent on teacher availability, Private Events are hosted in two hour increments during the following times:

  • Mondays 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM

  • Tuesdays and Wednesdays 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

  • Thursdays 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

  • Fridays 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM 

  • Saturdays 4:30 - 6:30 PM or 7:00 - 9 :00 PM 

  • Sundays 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM or 6:00 - 8:00 PM 

When reaching out to schedule, please let us know which type of event you are interested in (wheel throwing or hand building), the number of guests you will have, whether your party will have children, and dates and times you are available. 

We recommend reaching out at least two weeks prior to the date you'd like to book.  

Once your event is confirmed, we will send an invoice to your email to secure your booking. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Food & Beverages

Q: Can I bring food and drinks to my Private Event?

A: Yes! However, your hands will be messy throughout your event, so there is not a lot of time for eating or drinking. Alcohol may be consumed responsibly by participants 21 years or older.

Activity Choice

Q: I'm interested in both hand-building and wheelthrowing.  Can we do both?

A: Unfortunately, no.  Each skill requires a demonstration and assistance by the instructor, and there will not be time for both during a two hour event. 

 

However, we'd welcome you back for another event to explore more possibilities!

 

Clothing

Q: What should I wear? 

A: Please wear clothing that is comfortable and that you do not mind getting dirty.  Clay washes out of most fabrics, but we recommend avoiding wearing white. Your group will be provided with aprons. 

Parking + Navigation

Q: What do I put into my GPS? Where should I park? 

A: Navigating to "Yellow Door Ceramics Studio" will give you the best results! Occasionally, a GPS will route you to a church down the street. If this happens, continue traveling east on Millersville Road until you see the Meadows Design Complex (a large brick building). 


 There is a parking lot on Millersville Road in front of the building that says "Complex". Our glass-front yellow door is on the right side of the building. 

Age Limits

Q: Can I bring young children?

A: We ask that participants are 7 or older for a hand-building event, and 10 or older for a wheel throwing event. 

Exceptions can sometimes be made but must be approved by the studio. If a student is too young, they often have difficulty reaching the wheel's foot pedal and maintaining safe studio practices.


 

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