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Are you still making vinegar crocks, what about the cassoles?
Yes, however we are currently on a short wait-list. Please email email@example.com to add your name and get an estimated time of delivery.
Do you take special orders?
It depends, if you have something specific that you’re looking for please contact us and we’ll ask the potters if they can do it. They have their own styles and techniques.
Can I still purchase Clay Coyote Pottery?
Yes, there are a handful of Tom Wirt and Betsy Price’s pottery available in the Gallery, but hurry before they’re gone.
What is Coyote After Dark?
Once a month, the Clay Coyote stays open late. We have a free, fun event. There’s normally a theme. We have fun activities throughout the night. You can try throwing a pot for free; meet the artists and ask them about what they are working on; or you can enjoy a complimentary beverage and hors d’ourves. We hold these events on or around the full moon because the night sky over the prairie is spectacular and the full moon lights up the Clay Coyote.
Will gift certificates still be honored?
Youbetcha, we will continue to honor all gift certificates.
Will my punch card still be honored?
No, we discontinued punch cards as of December 31, 2016.
Do you hold classes?
Yes, we offer private lessons for one person ($100) or for two people ($150). We also have a Clay Camp scheduled for the Summer of 2017, it is for ages 9-13 and you register with the Hutchinson Parks & Recreation Department. There are also adult classes offered by Dassel-Cokato Community Education.
Who are the new Emerging Artists and when will I be able to buy their pottery?
Our first two Emerging Artists are Katherine (Katie) Teesdale and Levi Yankosky. Katie and Levi started in the Studio on September 1st, 2016 and their work is for sale in the Gallery and online. We are in the process of confirming our third new Emerging Artist.
What does the new Studio look like?
The new Studio has been reconfigured to house three potters. The 1,500 square foot facility house separate stations for throwing, glazing, drying, prep work, slab rolling, and more. We currently have three electric kilns (two 10 cu. ft. and one 7 cu. ft.), and a large gas kiln (65 cu ft.). There is also a special glaze mixing and chemical space. And coming soon a second gas kiln for research and design testing.
Will there be a Minnesota Pottery Festival in 2017? Beyond?
Yes! The 6th annual Minnesota Pottery Festival will take place July 29-30, 2017. For more on the Festival visit the website www.mnpotteryfestival.com
What will Tom and Betsy do in retirement?
Betsy stayed on as Gallery Manager. Betsy and Morgan have been buying the Gallery’s art for the last 14 years and are excited to be working together and living in the same zip code. Tom’s plans are evolving, but he will continue supporting the Hutchinson Center for the Arts and he continues to work with key community leaders to establish an arts industry in Hutch. Tom hopes to return to working with clay, he may join one of the Twin Cities’ Art Centers.