Stack and Slam Mug | Family & Adult Workshop | Ages 8 and up

"Stack and Slam" 3 different clays together on the clay wheel to create a beautiful mug.

For ages 8 and up, children ages 8-12 must be joined by an adult participant who is also registered in the workshop.

$15.00 – $140.00

Building or Glazing?: Throwing

  • Throwing
  • Glazing

# of stations: 1 wheel (1 person)

  • 1 wheel (1 person)
  • 1 wheel (2 people)
  • 2 wheels (2 people)
  • 2 wheels (3 people)
  • 2 wheels (4 people)
  • 1 workstation (1 person)
  • 1 workstation (2 people)
  • 2 workstations (2 people)
  • 2 workstations (3 people)
  • 2 workstations (4 people)

Class length: 1 hour

  • 1 hour
  • 1.5 hours
  • 2 hours
$25.00
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Hello! 
I love the pottery wheel and I hope you will too! Martin, from the Oak Bay studio, helped to develop this beautiful mug. We had so much fun practicing the stack and slam technique by combining 3 clays - white speckled stoneware clay, brown speckled stoneware clay, and dark brown stoneware. We then shaped the mugs on the clay wheel. In this class, we cover the stack and slam technique, centering, and handle making. 
Check out our youtube video for more details! 
Joey 💛

How The Clay Workshop Works: 

Step 1: Learn How To Stack and Slam, and Throw

$25 per hour/visit/station

  • Your first class is for creating your mug.
  • One mug. Each potter receives up to 400 g total of up to 3 different clays. 
  • Bring a friend for an extra $10 (per hour)!  You and your friend will share a clay wheel. You can have up to 2 people per wheel if you are in the same bubble.
  • We recommend at least 1.5 hours for this portion.
  • Space is limited.

Step 2: Glazing Your Clay
$15 per hour/visit/station

Your second class is for glazing. Each potter receives access to a high-fire clear glaze to show off the stunning marbled mug body.

When to book?

  • Please book glazing for 7 days after your throwing class if possible.
  • Bring a friend for an extra $5 (per hour)! You can have up to 2 people per glazing station if you are in the same bubble.

Please make sure to book both a throwing time & a glazing time.

How much time to book?

We recommend booking at least 1.5 hours for the first portion of this workshop.  Only one hour of glazing time is needed for your 2nd visit.

If you go over your pre-booked time, you will be charged for another full hour. No exceptions. If you are late, your start time will be taken as the time you booked.


Let’s understand each other & be happy. Make sure to read all the policies.

  • Please be realistic in how much time you book. You can finish each of the building/glazing classes within 1 hour BUT if you want to chat lots, drink a coffee/tea /hot chocolate, or generally take your time, we recommend booking more time if there is space.
  • If you go over your pre-booked time, you will be charged for another full hour. No exceptions. You will be charged for the time you booked, if you are late your start time will be taken as the time you booked.
  • You can have up to 2 people per station if you are in the same bubble.
  • Please respect the number of pieces limits.
  • Please respect the number of age limits.
  • We will fire your pieces. :)
  • We will not have space for observers/helpers. Each person attending must be registered (i.e. parent and child are both registered). No exceptions.
  • If you go over your pre-booked time, you will be charged for another full hour. No exceptions so please be realistic in how much time you book based on how long it took you to make 1 happy planter.
  • No credits or refunds for unused time.
  • All pieces at any stage will of making will be kept in the studio for a maximum of 2 weeks. For example, If you build a piece ad don’t book glazing time within 2 weeks we will not be able to store your piece. We are not able to call or email reminders. After 2 weeks, please assume it is has been either recycled or tossed.

Sometimes things happen …

  • Sometimes clay breaks, it just does—pieces fall off
  • Sometimes things move in the kiln and there may be a mark on your piece
  • Sometimes glaze doesn’t behave as expected
  • Sometimes art takes more time than you may think, we time things as well as we can
  • Sometimes instructors get ill, and we need to run with less staff than planned
  • Sometimes it takes a while to find the information from a gift card from many years ago
  • A child will cry, be loud or not listen. They do that. They are all good. Parents are trying their best
  • You will need to follow the templates and sizing, too big means more kiln or storage space, too small means likely to get lost
  • If you don’t write your first and last name and the date clearly on your piece, expect for it to get lost or mistakenly picked up by another with the same name
  • Adults—The workshops are for fun and social time. It is not a replacement for art school.
  • Sometimes we have to throw out art if it is not picked up within 2 weeks
  • Sometimes it may take a minute or two to find your art piece
  • Sometimes there are mixups
  • Sometimes your name may get covered in the firing process
  • We will fire things in the kiln as quickly as we possibly can. We need a full load to run the kiln and sometimes things need to dry extra time before they can be placed in the kiln or they will explode
  • Sometimes clay explodes
  • We are not Walmart with unlimited resources, art supply costs are really high, rent is high, shipping is high, overhead is high, we may be able to offer a credit in some cases like clay breakage, but if you miss your workshop or call 10 mins before to cancel, the space was still set aside for you and we cannot offer a refund or credit.
  • You will need to make just the maximum number of pieces when we specify
  • If you overwork the clay or add too much water it will cave in or crack. Follow the time guidelines and instructions as best you can.
  • If you have never done art before, you will need to practice and accept it won’t be perfect on your first try. Come back many times, practice and enjoy the process.
  • If you are late, yes, it will feel like there was not enough time.
  • We cannot answer the phone and it is not financially feasible to have an admin person. We have the phone for emergencies. Please use the chat on our website. We check this as often as possible. Please don’t send a chat and an email. We promise we will get back to you.
  • Please don’t call/chat/email to see if your art is ready for pick up—it is all in the art status page on the website—we promise! We really need to be present for the guests in the studio.
  • You will absolutely need to wear a mask when not at your station or when purchasing kits or supplies in the studio. Let’s all stay healthy.

We use professional materials and art supplies which means paint may stain clothing, shoes, and jackets. Wet paint may be lurking around any corner. We do not have aprons or smocks to borrow at the studio. Please note, even if you are not doing a painting workshop, you may still get paint on you.

The studio is not responsible for damage to clothing or personal belongings. Please leave the ball gowns and tuxedos at home.

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