Coyote Clay School and Studios



Please observe the following guidelines for COVID safety:

We will be posting a COVID self-assessment checklist for each student and studio member to consult before entering. We ask that you self-screen. If you are experiencing a fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, headache, muscle pain, chills, or loss of taste and smell, please stay home. You will be asked to leave if you display any of these symptoms.

We will also ask each student and studio member to sign in and provide contact information on arrival to help with contact tracing. By signing the sheet you will be acknowledging that you have completed the self-screening and are not showing any symptoms. We will not be requiring temperature measurements, but we do have contactless thermometers available if you would be more comfortable being checked.

To reduce the chances of COVID exposure, we are adopting the following changes:


- There is now a keypad for entry. Entry codes will be provided on the first of the month when fees are paid and will allow access to the studio during business hours until the end of the month.

- All Clay and Tool purchases will now be self-service and subtracted from your deposit, as well as firing. Maintaining a deposit will no longer be optional.

- Only 14 students and/or studio members will be permitted at once. During class hours (Monday-Thursday 6-9 and Saturday 1-4,) students will be given preference.

- A mask is required while you are inside the building, and social distancing practices will be enforced, including every other wheel being taped off to maintain appropriate distance.

- There will no longer be communal slop buckets. Clay scraps should still be thrown into the buckets under the tables to be thrown away, but cleanup should now be done at the sink. Throwing water should also come from the sink.

- Please bring your own bucket, as communal studio buckets will no longer be provided.

- We encourage you to use contactless forms of payment when possible. We are able to take payments over the phone or send PayPal invoices on request, and we can put money on deposit for most of your expenses including class fees, supplies, tools, and firing.


Please stay safe!


Coyote Clay School is dedicated to providing expert quality instruction in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. In our classes we teach all skill levels, from complete beginner to practicing professional.  We also have studio space for more independently minded artists, and a showroom for visitors who want to know more about Coyote Glazes.

Our studio is located at 5107 Edith Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107; just south of Montano near I-25
Six Week Throwing and Handbuilding Class $200
6:00 to 9:00 pm on any Monday through Thursday
Or 1:00 to 4:00 pm on any Saturday

Our class sessions are six weeks long, and cost $200. Classes are ongoing, so you can start your six weeks whenever you are ready. This includes one three hour class each week, with open studio time on Fridays and Saturdays from 9 AM to 6 PM. Firing fees are $2.50 per pound; this covers bisque firing, use of glazes and glaze firing in the raku or electric kilns (2.00 per pound for soda firing when available). Clay and tools are extra, but are available at the school.  If you fall in love with it, sign up for six more weeks! Currently scheduled classes are; Evenings from 6pm-9pm, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday; or Afternoons from 1pm-4pm Wednesdays and Saturdays. Instruction typically includes basic hand building (pinch, coil and slab), throwing on the potters wheel, decorating, glazing and firing, but our classes are informal, so you focus on what like best.
Studio Rental $180
Available on the 1st of each month (space permitting)

If you want to spend more time in the studio, studio rental is also available. The cost is $180 per month, with a one month minimum, and includes unlimited access to the studio during the hours we are open: Monday thru Thursday 9 to 9, Friday 9 to 6 and Saturday and Sunday 12 to 6. This option includes 2 shelves, use of  the wheels and equipment, and instruction if desired. Firing fees are $2.50 per pound. This covers bisque firing, glazes and glaze firing in our gas or electric kilns. Clay and tools are available for purchase at the school. Studio rental requires the approval of the Studio Director.


Coyote Clay & Color | phone: (866)344-2250 | fax: (505)344-2910 | 5107 Edith Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107
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