City Clay will be CLOSED for our
Friday, August 24- Sunday, September 9
You can still register for classes on line. If you need help, please email us at






Looking for an alternative to the bar crawl? Tired of the same old routine? Shake things up by attending a Friday night Try It workshop. These 2 hour sessions will allow you to try your hand at throwing clay on the wheel. It's serious fun.

While we don’t promise you will be ready to re-create the famous throwing scene from the movie Ghost, Unchained Melody will be played to create the appropriate ambiance.

Space is limited so please call ahead for reservations.

When your instructor is not teaching clay, she performs in open mic comedy clubs—you've been warned.

Teacher: Julie Madden 

Dates: ANY Friday, July 13-August 17, 2018
Time: 6:30-9:00                              
Cost: Workshop $45.00

          Keeping pieces requires trimming, firing, glazing and firing a second time and
          takes several weeks to complete. We charge an additional $10.00 a piece to
          do that for you. We recycle the pots you don't want to keep.
You can register on line (under classes in the pull down menu above) or call us at
434 293-0808


Welcome to the Summer Session

June 18- August 23, 2018

Our classes begin the week of June 18,  and we offer weekend workshops throughout the summer. For details, go to classes and workshops in the drop down menu. If you would like to have a party or a team building workshop give us a call so we can help you plan an exciting and unusual event for your group.

 We welcome visitors

Monday-Thursday 12:00-6:00

Friday 12:00-5:00

Saturday 10:00-5:00

Sunday 12:00-5:00

Come browse through the gallery, shop and members studios to see beautiful contemporary pottery and sculptures for sale and all made in Charlottesville. 

 You are also welcome to tour the studios and inquire about our classes and memberships, just check in at the front desk when you arrive.

We hope to see you soon.



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.