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Student Handbook and Policies

Baltimore Clayworks is an open and welcoming arts center. To assist all students, visitors and artists, we have created a student handbook and some policies.

Student Handbook 2024

Evaluate Your Class Experience:

Help us improve. Provide your feedback via our Evaluation Form. If you prefer to fill out a PDF version, you can access that here. Please email your completed form to us at kevin.rohde@baltimoreclayworks.org, or drop it off at our Front Desk.

Classroom and Cancellation Policies:

The duration of most WINTER classes are 6 to 8 weeks, most SPRING and FALL classes are 6 to 12 weeks, and most SUMMER classes are 8 weeks. Tuition for each class includes: 25 pounds of clay and bisque firing. Students ages 16 and up are welcome to enroll in any adult classes or workshops. 

You must be paid in full to guarantee a space is reserved for you in the class or workshop.

100% of payment will be refunded if notice is given 2 weeks prior to 1st class or workshop. 

50% of payment will be refunded prior to the 2nd class session (if applicable). 

Transfers made less than 2 weeks prior to 1st class will be charged a $20 administrative fee 

No refunds or application of fees to future classes after 2nd class. There will be no refunds or application of fees issued for 1-day or 2-day workshop for cancellation notification received on or after the scheduled event date.

Transfers/Drop requests must be made during administrative office hours (10am-5pm M-F). 

Transfers/Drop requests made outside of administrative office hours will be addressed and dated on the following business day, i.e., a drop request on Saturday, June 24th will be dated Monday, June 26th 

We reserve the right to cancel classes if the maximum enrollment is not reached. 

Full tuition will be returned if the class is not conducted. 

Students may access classrooms outside of scheduled class time during published office hours or while we have evening classes in session. Students working outside of class time are asked to sign-in/sign-out at the main Smith Ave. entrance. 

Missed classes are nonrefundable.  

Studio closings due to inclement weather will be rescheduled. All inclement weather related closings are based on the Baltimore City Schools schedule. Postponed classes by Baltimore Clayworks due to inclement weather will be added to the end of our printed session.  

Tools and Glaze Fees:

We recommend all first-time students purchase a basic pottery tool kit (PTK) with their registration, $30.00 plus tax.

Glaze fees for weekly adult courses are an additional cost of 8 cents per cubic inch or bulk rate at 6 cents after 1200 cubic inches.

Pet Policy:

Baltimore Clayworks (BCW) is responsible for the health and safety of all individuals in our Gallery, Shop, and Studio Buildings. For this reason, BCW does not allow any pets in these areas at any time unless they are trained as a service animal.

Baltimore Clayworks (BCW) welcomes the presence of service animals assisting people with disabilities in areas open to the public in its the Gallery, Shop and Studio Building. A service animal is defined as a dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for a person with a disability. The work or task the service animal has been trained to provide must be directly related to the person’s disability. Examples of tasks that a service animal may perform include, but are not limited to, guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling a wheelchair, fetching items, reminding a person with mental illness to take prescribed medications, or assisting someone during a seizure.

In determining whether an animal qualifies as a service animal, BCW employees may only ask whether the animal is required due to a disability and what specific work or tasks the animal has been trained to perform. BCW will not inquire about the nature or extent of the person’s disability or require documentation of the animal’s certification or training.


A service or assistance animal may be excluded from BCW premises if the animal is out of control and the owner does not take effective action to control it, if the animal is not housebroken, or if the animal poses a direct threat to the health and safety of others.

In the event that the service or assistance animal is excluded, the person with a disability, who uses the animal, should be allowed to remain and may suggest alternative accommodations in lieu of the excluded animal.


Questions regarding service or assistance animals should be directed to the Executive Director by calling 410-578-1919 x220.