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CCSA MEMBERSHIPS

The CCSA is the Contemporary Ceramic Studios Association, the official association of the Paint-Your-Own Pottery (PYOP) and ceramics industry. We currently have over 600 studio members from all over the world.

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ALL MEMBERSHIPS INCLUDE:

  • Our supplier partnerships help members save hundreds and thousands of dollars every year. 
  • Each studio member receives a dedicated one-pager in our Studio Locator. This is intended to increase your exposure and drive you more leads.  Your studio gets the benefit of $10,000 spent on advertising each year will drive more traffic through your doors. 
  • Quarterly Project Guides complete with supply list, instructions, photos, patterns, time to complete and estimated cost per camper.
  • Download customizable marketing resources, including press releases and ad templates, plus use CCSAs stock photo database.
  • Get access to all the technical and management materials you need to run your business, like safety posters and employee forms.
  • You'll have digital access to our quarterly magazine, CCSA Today, chock full of industry news and success stories from owners just like you.  And access to digital copys of past magazines as well. 
  • Access to our private CCSA Facebook Chat site – where you can ask questions, get advice, get answers, network and interact with those who have walked this path your on. 
  • Only members can purchase our Retail Guide to Opening and Operating Your PYOP, a step-by-step guide to launching a studio or expanding one to the next level.
  • Receive ongoing mentoring at events and year-round through our online forums and communication system.
  • Stay up to date on industry trends at the CCSA Annual Convention, where members receive significant discounts on registration, accommodations, classes, and more.

DOMESTIC STUDIO MEMBERSHIPS

 

US Studio Membership

Dues:  $295 or  Quarterly dues option: $86.25 ($345 total) annually

Additionally, you'll recieve:

  • A hard copy of our quarterly magazine, CCSA Today, chock full of industry news and success stories from owners just like you.  This is mailed 4x a year.

 

Discovery Membership

Dues:  $395 for first year, after first year, annually $295 

The Discovery Membership also includes:

  • All the benefits listed at the top of this page - all the benefits and access to resources that a regular studio member has available to them.  
  • A hard copy of our quarterly magazine, CCSA Today, chock full of industry news and success stories from owners just like you.  This is mailed 4x a year.
  • Our Retail Guide to Opening a Paint-Your-Own Pottery Studio ($125 value for members) 

 About the Retail Guide to Opening a Paint Your Own Pottery Studio:

This guide is intended to give you a head start on opening a successful Paint-Your-Own Pottery (PYOP) studio. Most answers found in this guide have been asked and answered by individuals interested in opening their own studio.  It includes information on:

  • Writing a business plan
  • Picking a location
  • Negotiating a lease
  • Designing your studio
  • Staffing
  • Inventory and supplies
  • Marketing
  • Financial information from current CCSA Studio owners
  • Accounting systems
  • And much, much more

The Discovery Membership is $395 and includes one-year membership to the CCSA and the Retail Guide to Opening a Paint Your Own Pottery Studio – the guide alone is sold to non-members for $250 and to members for $125. Enjoy the savings and all the benefits that come with purchasing the membership and the guide together.


CANADIAN STUDIO MEMBERSHIPS

 

Canadian Studio Full Membership

Dues:  $245 annually

  • All the benefits and resources listed at the top of this page.
  • A hard copy of our quarterly magazine, CCSA Today, chock full of industry news and success stories from owners just like you.  This is mailed 4x a year.

Canadian Studio Digital Only Membership

Dues:  $180 annually

  • All the benefits and resources listed at the top of this page.
  • Digital only access to the CCSA Today Magazine.  No hard copy is mailed to you.  

INTERNATIONAL STUDIO MEMBERSHIPS

International Studio Membership (EXCEPT CANADA)

Dues: $99 annually

  • All the benefits and resources listed at the top of this page.
  • Digital only access to the CCSA Today Magazine.  No hard copy is mailed to you.  

SUPPLIER MEMBERSHIPS

Supplier Membership

Annual Membership: $440

Supplier Membership includes:

  • Monthly Membership updates that include studio owner information to use for marketing of your products
  • New Member list that includes any newly opened and members who have joined that are exploring opening a PYOP studio
  • Opportunity to promote products, give advice and offer up tips on our private Facebook Chatter page
  • Ability to purchase Print Ads and Online Ads in CCSA Today magazine and on our website
  • Opportunity to participate in the CCSA Annual Convention through:
    • Becoming an Exhibitor
    • Submitting to be a Class Instructor for Pre-Con and/or Regular classes
    • Purchasing a Sponsorship Package that includes online, onsite, and other promotional elements
    • Inclusion of an item or flyer in our Convention Goody Bags distributed to each studio attendee
  • Network with our Studio Members at events, private online forum, or offer to mentor new and current studios
  • Launch new products directly to buyers
  • Use your product knowledge to influence sales trends
  • CCSA Supplier Member Employees can have access to the CCSA website as well as our private Facebook Chatter page
  • Additional Marketing opportunities include:
    • Promotion of any special CCSA Member Only offer for your products/services through inclusion in our Member Benefit Guide. This offer is also shared through our monthly social media posts.
    • Inclusion in Supplier News section of monthly CCSA Newsletter.  You can change this information each month if you desire.


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