Welcome to Fired Up Studios
Fired Up Studios is a community pottery studio located in Golden Valley, MN. It was created to provide the space and equipment to allow clay artists and potters of all levels to explore their creativity and work in a supportive environment. We offer a variety of services including a retail gallery, pottery classes, and membership options.
Shop Local for the Holidays
When you purchase from a local shop or artist, you are giving two gifts. One gift goes to the person receiving your purchase, and the second gift is your support of a local business/artist.
Our gallery is open 6 days a week for your holiday shopping. See our hours in the side bar. Please note that we will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 23 - 24 for Thanksgiving
Giving Back to the Community
Fired Up Studios believes in giving back to the community. Every year we support a local charity with a portion of the proceeds from our Holiday Sales. This year we will be donating to Reclaim. This will take the place of our former Silent Auction Fundraiser.
Reclaim's mission is to increase access to mental health care for queer and trans youth so they may reclaim their lives from oppression in all its forms. They are one of the only organizations in Minnesota that offers financially accessible, specialized mental health care to this population. You can learn more about Reclaim at www.reclaim.care.
Supporting small local charities can make a big impact. Several years ago during our Holiday Open House, we supported Canoes on Wheels with the proceeds from our Silent Auction. The canoe we helped them purchase is still hard at work.
Fired Up Studios Office and Gallery will be closed:
Our next classes will be starting in January 2024. We are changing to 10-week classes. The cost will be $550, which includes a $50 refundable key deposit for 24-hour studio access. Registration will be opening AFTER Thanksgiving. Please sign up for Join Our Email List to get notification of upcoming classes and registration dates. Make sure you indicate that you wish to receive notifications about Classes when you sign up. If you don't see a confirmation email after you sign up, check your SPAM.
We offer Clay Dates on Friday evenings and Saturday afternoons. Classes are small so space is limited and they can fill up quickly. Please plan ahead if you are looking to book a Clay Date, especially if you have a group of people.
The cost of Clay Dates will be increasing on January 1, 2024. The new cost will be $90 per person.
If you are interested in learning more about membership at Fired Up Studios, you call us at 612-852-2787 to schedule a membership tour. Tours are available by appointment only; no walk-ins, please.
We currently have a waiting list for new studio members. Please email us or call us to be put on the waiting list. We will call you when a space becomes available so please include your phone number if you email us.
There is no waiting for new firing members, but sign-ups are by appointment only. Please call us at 612-852-2787 to set up an appointment for a firing membership tour.
Ask the Potter
Ask the Potter is a program designed for our current members who are looking for instruction beyond Beginning Pottery classes or just have a one-off question. Twice a month, we have an instructor available to our members for feedback, critique, demonstrations, or whatever pottery help they are looking for. The program is free for both firing and studios members. It is not available for non-members.
Monday, November 27 at 6 p.m. - Melissa will be demonstrating how to make juicers.
Saturday, December 9 at 10 a.m. - Melissa will be discussing holiday shipping. She will also be giving tips and answering questions about running a small pottery business.
Please note that last minute changes to this schedule can happen due to instructor availability. We will do our best to update the website and studio signs promptly, but it takes time.
The instructor was great. He really wanted us to have fun. And we did and learned a few things.
Gift Certificates Available
Introduce your friends to the joys of making pottery. It's the perfect gift for someone who has everything.
Call our office at 612-852-2787 to puchase.
Please use the links in the side navigation to follow us on Instagram to see when we load and unload glaze firings.