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2013 Community Pottery Classes


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CLASSES BY STATE

| Arizona | Colorado | Florida | Georgia | Louisiana | Maine | Maryland | Massachusetts | Mississippi | Missouri | New Jersey | New York | North Carolina | Texas | Virginia | Wisconsin | Wyoming

ARIZONA

Tucson Clay Co-op

3326 North Dodge Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85716; 520.792.6263; http://www.tucsonclayco-op.com; tucsonclayco-op@yahoo.com. Fully equipped, sunny studio offering all level classes, rentals, clay gallery, parties, specialty workshops and more. Wheel-throwing, handbuilding, electric firing, gas firing, raku firing, sculpture, mosaics, classes for adults and children. Friday night clay parties for adults, teen parties on Saturdays.

COLORADO

Spinning Star Studio

427 East Colorado Ave., Studio 129, Colorado Springs, CO 80903; http://www.spinningstarstudio.com; jennifer@spinningstarstudio.com. Wheel-throwing, handbuilding, electric firing, raku firing, classes for adults; wheelchair accessible wheel available. Open studio is available as well as electric kiln rental for firing up to cone 6.

FLORIDA

Craft Gallery & Dixie Art Loft

5911 South Dixie Hwy., West Palm Beach, FL 33405; 561.585.774; www.thecraftgallery.net; potteryme@comcast.net. Gallery, studio & kiln rental. Glazes, clay, glass, tools, books, equipment, and art. Classes in glass fusion, enameling, silver clay, wheel-throwing, handbuilding, and architectural sculpture. Workshops by guest artists.

Morean Center for Clay

420 22nd St. South, St. Petersburg, FL 33712; 727.821.0516; www.MoreanArtsCenter.org; valerie.scott.knaust@moreanartscenter.org. Wheel-throwing, handbuilding, electric firing, gas firing, raku firing, wood firing, guest artist workshops, classes for adults and children. Children summer camps and week-long adult camps.

St. Petersburg Clay Company

420 22nd St. South, St. Petersburg, FL 33712; 727.896-2529; www.stpeteclay.com; stpeteclay@stpeteclay.com. Electric firing, gas firing, raku firing, wood firing, guest artist workshops, soda firing and salt firing. Please call or e-mail us to ask about membership availability and gallery openings.

GEORGIA

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

980 Briarcliff Rd., Atlanta, GA 30306; 404.874.9351; www.callanwolde.org; gdair@callanwolde.org. Located in Mid-town Atlanta, Callanwolde offers basic and intermediate wheel and handbuilding classes for adults, as well as electric, gas, raku, and soda firing, plus guest artist workshops.

Hudgens Center for the Arts

6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Bldg. 300, Duluth, GA 30097; 770.623.6002; Fax 770.623.3555; info@thehudgens.org; www.thehudgens.org. The Hudgens is located north of Atlanta and offers year-round fine art classes. Wheel-throwing, handbuildiing, electric firing, gas firing, raku firing, classes for adults and children, open studio for students.

Johns Creek Arts Center

6290 Abbotts Bridge Rd, Building 700, Johns Creek, GA 30097; 770.623.8448; Fax 770.623.6995; jcacinfo@bellsouth.net; http://www.johnscreekarts.org. Located in Johns Creek, GA, the Johns Creek Art Center provides ceramics instruction for adults and youth with wheel-throwing, handbuilding, summer camps, cone 06-6 electric firing, and guest artist workshops.

LOUISIANA

Pottery Alley

205 1/2 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette, LA 70501; 337.267.4453; info@potteryalley.com; www.potteryalley.com. Pottery Alley offers classes,workshops and open studio in a relaxed, creative atmosphere. All levels welcome! Wheel-throwing, handbuildiing, electric firing, raku firing, classes for adults and children, guest artist workshops, monthly clay dates.

MAINE

The Red Door Pottery Studio

44 Government St., Kittery, ME 03904; 207.439.5671; exfpottery@yahoo.com; www.reddoorpottery.com. Year-round classes, all skill levels, monthly workshops, private lessons, retail gallery, shows. Wheel-throwing, handbuilding, electric firing, guest artist workshops, classes for adults and children.

MARYLAND

Renaissance Art Center

12116 Darnestown Rd., Suite L4, Gaithersburg, MD 20878; 866.212.6604; www.rcarts.com; info@rcarts.com. Pottery classes for all ages teaching wheel throwing, handbuilding, electric firing, classes for adults and children. Relocating to a larger studio in summer 2012, adding more classes for children and adults.

MASSACHUSETTS

Purple Sage Pottery

3 Mechanic St., Merrimac, MA 01860, 978.346.9978; www.purplesagepottery.com; iris@purplesagepottery.com Pottery classes for all ages and levels. Wheel-throwing, handbuilding, sculpture, electric firing, raku firing, gas/reduction firing, guest artist workshops.

Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill

10 Meetinghouse Road, Truro, MA 02666, 508.349.7511; www.castlehill.org; info@castlehill.org.Throwing & handbuilding by some of the best potters in the country: Jim Brunelle, Linda Christianson, Kevin Crow, Marty Fielding, Silvie Granateli, Linden Gray, Randy Johnston, Matt Katz, Hannah Niswonger, Mark Shapiro, Gay Smith, Kayla Stein, Guy Wolff, Joe Woodford, Mikhail Zakin – something for everyone.

MISSISSIPPI

Bodine Pottery & Art Studio

New location: 432 West Frontage Dr., Wiggins, MS 39577; tel. 601.928.4718; www.bodinepottery.com; hukmut@bodinepottery.com; wheel-throwing, handbuilding, kiln building, PMC (precious metal clay), week-long clay camps for adults and summer clay camps for kids. Also a clay supplier and gallery, featuring the work of ten Mississippi artists.

MISSOURI

323 Clay

323 West Maple Avenue, Independence, MO 64068; 816.254.7552; http://www.323Clay.com; kimberly@323clay.com. Wheel-throwing, handbuilding, electric firing, gas firing, raku firing, guest artist workshops, classes for adults, classes for children.

NEW JERSEY

Laplaca Pottery Works

1002A Trenton Ave., Point Pleasant, NJ 08742; 732.861.2276; www.laplacapottery.com; greglaplaca@aol.com. Large, modern studio with great lighting and all-new equipment. Wheel-throwing, electric firing, guest artist workshops, classes for adults and children.

NEW YORK

Artworks at West Side YMCA

5 West 63rd St., New York, NY 10023; 212.912.2368; ymcanyc.org/westside; kmissett@ymcanyc.org We are a friendly, supportive studio on Manhattan's Upper West Side offering classes and open studio time in the visual arts. Wheel-throwing, handbuilding, electric firing, wood firing, guest artist workshops, stained glass, watercolor, drawing, and beading. Classes for adults and children.

Banner Hill School of Fine Arts & Woodworking

741 Mill St., P.O. Box 607, Windham, NY 12423; 518.929.7821; bannerhillwindham@mac.com; www.bannerhillLLC.com; wheel-throwing, handbuilding, electric & raku firing, guest artist workshops, classes for adults & children; intensive 1-day to 2-week courses in ceramics for beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels.

BrickHouse Ceramic Art Center

10-34 44th Drive 1st Floor, Long Island City, NY 11101; 718.784.4907; ellen.day@brickhouseny.com; http://www.brickhouseny.com. Spacious, fully-equipped studio, year-round adult classes, ceramic artist rental shelves, pottery for sale.Wheel-throwing, handbuilding, electric firing, guest artist workshops, private parties.

Clay Art Center

40 Beech Street, Port Chester, NY 10573; 914.937.2047; www.clayartcenter.org; leigh@clayartcenter.org. Clay Art Center kindles a passion for the ceramic arts and provides a community for that passion to flourish. Wheel-throwing, handbuilding, electric firing, gas firing, raku firing, guest artist workshops, classes for adults and children, community arts programming.

Clayworks on Columbia Inc.

195 Columbia St., Brooklyn, NY 11231; 917.428.3128; ddmcdermott@rcn.com; www.clayworksoncolumbia.org. A not-for-profit clay studio now in its 16th year. Classes
for adults & children in wheel-throwing, handbuilding, and sculpture; featuring electric firing plus rental space and gallery for students and members.

The JCC in Manhattan

334 Amsterdam Ave., 76th St., Brooklyn, NY 10023; 646.505.5715; sorr@jccmanhattan.org; www.jccmanhattan.org/artstudios. The Upper West Side’s community ceramics center with classes for everyone at every level! Wheel-throwing, handbuilding, felectric firing, guest artist workshops, classes for adults and children. We also offer classes for children with Special Needs, private lessons, birthday parties, and bench time for registered students.

The Painted Pot

339 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231; 718.222.0334; www.paintedpot.com; mail@paintedpot.com; wheel-throwing, handbuilding, sculpture.

Supermud Pottery Studio

2744 Broadway (between 105th and 106th St.), New York City, NY 10025. Year-round classes for adults and children of all skill levels on the Upper West Side. Call 212.865.9190 or visit us at supermudpotterystudio.com. Wheel-throwing, handbulding, electric firing, wood firing, private lessons, private parties, studio space rental with 7-day access, gallery space.

NORTH CAROLINA

Dan Finch Pottery

— 5526 Nursery Lane, Bailey, NC 27807-9492; 252.235.4664; http://www.danfinch.com; dan.finch@earthlink.net. Wheel-throwing, handbuilding, electric firing, gas firing, raku firing, wood firing, guest artist workshops, classes for adults. Demonstrations and workshops for groups (school, church, civic). Quarterly day and evening classes available in a collaborative and nurturing environment at Finch Farm.

Rising Sun Pottery

— 209 South Academy Street, Lincolnton, NC 28092-2714; 704.735.5820; http://www.RisingSunPottery.com; RisingSunPottery@Bellsouth.net. Wheel-throwing, handbuilding, electric firing, gas firing, raku firing, guest artist workshops, classes for adults, special summer-only children’s classes.

TEXAS

Eric Orr Clay

22 Blackjack Lane, Lewisville,TX 75077; 940.241.1242; ericorrclay.com; ericmuddorr@yahoo.com. A complete teaching studio for lovers of clay and glass. Wheel-throwing, handbuilding, electric firing, gas firing, raku firing, glass fusing and slumping, classes for adults and children. I work with you individually and endeavor to take you where you want to go on your clay/glass journey!

SUNIN Clay Studio

13473 Wetmore Road, San Antonio, TX 78247; 210.494.9100; suninpottery@sbcglobal.net; suninclaystudio.com. A teaching and working pottery studio offering classes, equipment, supplies, gallery/shows and creative encouragement. Wheel-throwing, handbuilding, electric firing, raku firing, guest artist workshops, classes for adults and children, sculpting classes and retail products.

VIRGINIA

Art Pottery Studio

4810 Tabard Pl., Annandale, VA 22003; 703.978.1480; artpottery@earthlink.net; www.potteryart.biz. Year round classes, Summer Clay Camp, Group, Private. Wheel-throwing, handbuilding, electric firing, classes for adults and children. Scouts, Cancer Survivors, Special Needs. Sculpture, Specialty workshops: "Wine, Cheese, Pottery!"; "Parent & Child!" ALL LEVELS.

Manassas Clay & Tin Barn Pottery Supply

9122 Center Street, Manassas, VA 20110; 703.330.1040; www.manassasclay.com; manassasclay@aol.com; wheel-throwing, handbuilding, sculpture, glazing, raku.

Nan Rothwell Studio Pottery

221 Pottery Lane, Faber, VA 22938 (near Wintergreen); 434.263.4023; www.nanrothwellpottery.com; wheel-throwing, handbuilding, glazing, firing for ages 16 & up.

Round Hill Arts Center

35246 Harry Byrd Highway, Round Hill, VA 20142; 540.338.5022; info@roundhillartscenter.org; www.roundhillartscenter.org; wheel-throwing, handbuilding, electric firing, classes for adults and children, summer camps, also classes for all art mediums. Mention Clay Times for a 10% discount on your first class! Open studios for students.

Workhouse Arts Center - Ceramics Program

9504 Workhouse Way, Bldg. 8, Lorton, VA 22079; 703.584-2982; www.workhousearts.org or www.lortonarts.org; dalemarhanka@lortonarts.org. A collective and highly dynamic environment with the goal of promoting ceramic art through research, education, and outreach. Resident artist program and classes for adults (ages 16 & up) and children (5-15 years old) in wheel-throwing, handbuilding, ceramic sculpture, tile making, electric firing, gas firing, raku firing, visiting artist workshops, corporate retreats, and workshops for Girl /Cub Scout troops.

WISCONSIN

Adamah Clay Studios of Bethel Horizons

4651 County Highway ZZ, Dodgeville, WI 53533; 608.574.8100; artventures@bethelhorizons.org; www.bethelhorizons-artventures.org. Wheel-throwing, handbuilding, wood firing, classes for adults and children. Weekly pottery classes, affordable summer intensive week-long workshops, beautiful views, & university credit.

WYOMING

Potters’ Depot LLC

75 East Benteen St., Buffalo, WY 82834; pottersdepot@msn.com; www.pottersdepot.com. We have a beautiful gallery and offer pottery classes for adults, teens, and kids. Wheel-throwing, handbuilding, electric firing, gas firing, raku firing, guest artist workshops.

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