Open Studio – Saturdays

Open Studio – @ BOXCAR CLAY

January  25 – March 7, 2019 (7 Weeks)
Saturdays, 9:30pm – 12:00pm


$216 (Reitz Ranch Member)
$240 (Non-Member)

Join us at the new Boxcar Clay in Cottonwood, AZ to get your hands dirty and create functional and sculptural ceramic artworks!

During Open Studio, we welcome those with previous ceramic experience to share our space, equipment, and materials to create with clay. Open Studio is recommended for those who are familiar with the ceramic process, don’t need hands-on instruction, and feel confident working independently. An Open Studio monitor will be present to assist with orientation to the studio.

Glaze, and firing are all included in the Open Studio fee. Clay can be purchased for an extra fee at boxcar. Glazed pieces will be fired cone 6 electric. No outside clay or glaze is permitted during Open Studio.

For those who are new to clay, we recommend a Beginner/Intermediate Class or Workshop. For those who are more advanced, wish to have more access to the studio, and use other clay and glazes, we recommend joining us at the Reitz Ranch Center For Ceramic Arts Studio in beautiful Sycamore Canyon.

Tuesdays from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesdays from 10:00 – 4:00 pm
Thursdays from 10:00-6:00pm
Fridays from 10:00-6:00pm
Saturdays from 9:30 – 12:00 pm

For any questions or special accommodations, please contact Sheryl Leigh DaVault at Sheryl@reitzranch.org.


Glazes and firings included. (additional clay can be purchased)

(Current Reitz Ranch members receive a 10% discount on all classes and workshops)

Some tips and what to bring...
  • Wear play clothes!  Shoes should be old or washable
  • Leave jewelry at home, especially rings, bracelets or watches
  • If your hair is long, bring a tie-back
  • Tools are provided, but if you want your own we sell low-cost packs
  • Curiosity and a sense of humor!
About Grayson Fair

Grayson Fair is an artist-in-residence living and working at Reitz Ranch Center for Ceramic Arts in Clarkdale, Arizona. He attended the University of North Texas and received his Bachelors of Fine Arts in 2016. He studied sculpture, drawing, fibers, and majored in ceramics. He makes a variety of functional pottery as well as conceptual sculptural work. Most of his work is wood-fired, a process of firing a kiln exclusively with wood. This leaves drastic effects on his surfaces from the path of the flame as well as the ash deposited. Grason recently moved from Taos, New Mexico where he spent a year as an Artist-in-residence at Taos Clay.


If you’re having troubles registering please call 602-882-8553.  Reception can be spotty out here at the ranch, so be sure to leave a message if you don’t get an answer. You can text to that number as well or fill out the form below.

    Reitz Ranch Cancellation Policy

    – RR will offer a full refund of registration/class fees if cancellation is made at least 48 hrs. in advance of first class.

    – If cancellation occurs less than 48 hrs. prior to the start of a class, participant will forfeit 50% of the total class fee, or, at the request of participant RR may credit the total amount to be used on alternative class at a later date.

    – If cancellation or no-show occurs once the class has commenced RR reserves the right to withhold all Fees paid by participant. However, RR understands that extenuating circumstances may occur and will make every effort to take these into consideration. In some cases, participant may be eligible to receive a partial or full credit towards another class.