Contact

406 E. 1st St. Unit B

Long Beach, CA 90802

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Tel: 562-495-4362

info@clayonfirst.com

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FAQ

1. What should we wear?

You will definitely get dirty here, so we recommend wearing something casual you don't care too much about. But, don't worry! Everything comes out in the wash. Additionally, we recommend coming with trimmed fingernails because they will get in the way while working with the clay.

2. Do we need to bring anything to class?

 

We will provide you with the basic essentials you will need! You're welcome to bring any personal tools or aprons if you'd like.

 

3. Is there parking?

 

Unfortunately, there is only metered street parking available. However, it is free after 6pm & free all day Sunday. Additionally, there is a parking lot across the street you can pay $4 to park in.

 

4. How long do you keep our finished pieces there?

 

We hold pieces here up to half a year! We know your pieces are special, so we try to hold on to them for as long as we can to ensure you have enough time to pick them up.

 

5. Why does each piece cost $8 to keep?

 

It covers the cost of the clay, the glaze, the gas for firing them, and the labor put into finishing the pieces.

 

6. Why is there a 48-hour cancellation policy?

 

We have a strict 48- hour cancellation policy that is clearly stated on our website and on Groupon/Living-Social. We enforce this policy because we have to fill all of the classes and we need at least 48 hours to fill empty spaces. Additionally, we have a high demand for these classes, so it's a waste for everyone involved when we have empty spaces.

7. We are having a private party there. Can we set up decorations and bring food & drinks?

Yes and yes! We are sometimes able to let you in 30 minutes early to set up, please inquire if you need this extra time.

8. What temperature do you fire to?

We bisque fire to cone 06, and do mostly cone 10 reduction firings in our 16 cubic ft. gas kiln. We do offer occasional cone 5 oxidation firings in our electric kiln as well.

9. How often do you fire your kilns?

We fire our electric kiln around 5 days a week and our gas kiln 3 days a week.