Classes for all ages & levels!
We have a wide range of offerings that have inspired people from age 5 to 95. Classes and summer camps are offered for children and teens. Adults can choose from all levels of classes for wheel-throwing and hand-building, with additional classes in sculpture, glazing, and glaze making.
Most adult classes come with Open Studio privileges during business and class hours. Click to read more about classes
NEW!!! Gift cards for classes, workshops, pottery, art and supplies can be purchased in the City Clay shop.
Experienced adult potters and sculptors may choose membership with shelving, small studios, or a larger studio where they can have their own equipment. Click to read more about Studio Space
Workshops by our teachers and guest potters are offered periodically as well as workshops for corporate team building, teachers, school groups, and social clubs. City Clay is a great place for a birthday parties, bachelorette parties, and winter date nights. There is a shop for all your supplies, and a gallery for the monthly exhibitions and the sale of locally made pottery and sculpture. Gift certificates are available and Visitors are welcome during business hours. Click to read about upcoming workshops
Who we are
City Clay is a community of people who are interested in the clay arts. It is a place to learn new skills, explore ideas, share the love of learning, and create. Our philosophy embraces both the time honored pottery traditions and the approach to clay as an art material irrespective of tradition. This studio is centered on the creative process and the joy of community.
NEW Business Hours*
Monday–Thursday: 12pm - 6pm
Friday: 12pm - 5pm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: 12pm - 5pm
*Some evening and morning classes meet outside of regular business hours.
Where to find us
Address: 700 Harris Street, Suite 104, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Telephone: 434 293 0808
City Clay hosts shows in the fall and spring and periodically in the winter and summer. Openings for the gallery shows are usually on the first Friday of the month for artists receptions. Please check the schedule for specific dates and times. In addition to our shows we have pottery and sculptures by our members on display and for sale year round. Please come by and check out the Charlottesville area's best ceramic arts! Click here to read about our current show and also to view an archive of all our past shows.
* Our thanks to Steve Palmer for the majority of the photos on this website.