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FAQ

  • Can I pay for classes in installments?
    Yes! To set up a payment plan, please email megan@sunparlorstudio.com. Accepted payment methods for payment plans include Venmo, Cash App, check, or cash.
  • Are your classes beginner friendly?
    Yes! All of my classes are designed with a range of experience levels in mind. Beginners are welcome and encouraged to enroll!
  • Is there an age requirement for classes?
    My recommendations are as such: Handbuilding: 10+ Wheel throwing: 12+ If a student is younger but has some experience with art-making and an interest in learning, I would not turn them away! Email megan@sunparlorstudio.com for additional info.
  • Can I take a class with a friend, partner, family member etc?
    Yes! With some caveats. If you're interested in taking a wheel throwing class... I only have one wheel in my studio, so you and your friend, partner, family member etc. would need to be okay with taking turns on the wheel. While you’re waiting, you can make a pinch pot (which can become a small cup or bowl or bell etc.) For two students, I recommend booking a Joint Workshop or Joint Intro class. Email megan@sunparlorstudio.com for more info. I now offer small group workshops as well. These are handbuilding classes only with a capacity of 8 students. These classes have predetermined dates/times and are listed on the Courses page. To book a private party, email megan@sunparlorstudio.com.
  • Can I try it before I commit to a multi-week class?
    Yes! Sign up for a workshop. It is designed for exactly this reason.
  • Is your studio accessible?
    As of Feb 2, 2023: Not very, but accommodations can be made on a case-by-case basis. The studio is located in the sunroom at the back of my house. It has its own separate entrance with a ramp going up to it. Access to the bathroom requires you to take a step up, and the bathroom itself is pretty small and not accessible, unfortunately. In addition to these considerations, the process of making pottery can be pretty hard on the body, especially if you have any back mobility or fine motor skill limitations. This is where the most accommodations can be made. I am happy to talk to you more about this and your access needs during your time at my studio. For handbuilding lessons, I can also bring my teaching to you! Please email megan@sunparlorstudio.com for more info.
  • Do you make all of this yourself?
    Yes I do. I've been making pottery since 2015 and have been doing art full-time since 2022. Everything I make is produced, photographed, packed and shipped out of my home studio.
  • What temperature do you fire to?
    All of my work gets fired to cone 6 oxidation in an electric kiln.
  • Where do you ship to?
    As of April 2, 2023, I currently ship anywhere in the continental U.S. I plan to ship internationally in the future!
  • Is your pottery durable? Does it break easily?
    It's fairly durable, but it's pottery -- it does occasionally break! If you drop it or hit it against a hard surface, or put it in the broiler (learned this the hard way) it might break.
  • Is your pottery dishwasher/microwave/oven safe?
    Technically you can put my pottery in the dishwasher, microwave, or oven. HOWEVER: Dishwasher instructions: I highly recommend hand washing all handmade pottery if you want it to last a long time. My family has been dishwashing my pottery regularly for years and it's still in good shape. But personally, I hand wash only. Microwave instructions: All of my pottery is perfectly microwave safe. If I ever start putting luster on my pots (overglaze that contains actual metal) I will be sure to warn against ever microwaving those pieces. As of Feb 2, 2023, I do not use lusters, therefore my pottery can be safely microwaved. Oven instructions: Most pottery is oven-safe as long as you don't shock the piece by putting it in an already pre-heated oven. I don't know why you'd want to put any of my piece in the oven, but if you do, please put it in the oven from room temperature while the oven preheats so that it can slowly increase temperature. Putting pottery in, say, the broiler for instance, will cause the piece to eventually crack and break because the temperature change is too hard on the clay. (Ahem... I learned this the hard way.) Stovetop instructions: NEVER. Do not place pottery over an open flame. Don't do it. It will break. I warned you.
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