Educational Outreach

The Red Lodge Clay Center is committed to making ceramic art available to as many local and regional organizations as possible. We have been serving the surrounding counties of south-central Montana and Northern Wyoming for the last 8 years with quality ceramic education. With this in mind we understand that the rural nature of our region and limited resources may prevent schools and organizations from having access to the facilities and materials necessary to create Ceramic Art. The Red Lodge Clay Center offers a low-cost alternative through its Community Outreach Program. Our staff will travel to your location (approx. 70+ mile radius from Red Lodge) with all of the necessary supplies, lesson plans, and experience to give your students or organization members a chance to get creative and learn. In addition, your school or organization can came to our location in Red Lodge! We have a fully staffed and equipped community art studio located in our Downtown Gallery at 123 S. Broadway Ave. Red Lodge, MT.

Outreach Rates: (we travel to you)
$35.00/hr. + 1 additional hr. for staff prep and Clean-up + a $50.00 Travel Fee per round-trip to your location. In addition, there is a $28.00 clay fee per 25lbs. used (this fee covers firing and glazes). Group rates are based on a minimum of 4 participants and a maximum of 12. If group participation exceeds 12 individuals, an additional fee of $5.00 per student/per hour will be added to the initial group rate.

RLCC Community Studio Rates: (you travel to us)
$35.00/hr. + 1 additional hr. for staff prep and Clean-up. In addition, there is a $28.00 clay fee per 25lbs. used (this fee covers firing and glazes). Group rates are based on a minimum of 4 participants and a maximum of 12. If group participation exceeds 12 individuals, an additional fee of $5.00 per student/per hour will be added to the initial group rate.

How it works:
All outreach must be arranged at least 2 weeks in advance (30 days is preferred) and is contingent on staff availability. Client shall provide accurate attendance count. If class exceeds 12 participants, client agrees to provide additional staff support (1 staff member for every 8 additional participants). If additional staff support is not available or provided, client will be charged an additional $35.00 per staff member RLCC provides. Any staff requests or changes must be made at least 14 days in advance.

RLCC staff will collect and transport finished projects at the end of the class session back to the Clay Center to be fired. Finished work pick-up will need to be arranged in advance with RLCC and pick-up is the responsibility of the client. In the event RLCC is required to ship finished work, or transport finished work, those costs will be assessed to the client and billed prior to delivery.

If you would like to arrange a trip to our facility or schedule an Outreach to your location, please email, or call for more information. (406) 446-3993