Clay Studio

Located at Northgate Mall
1058 W. Club Blvd.
Durham, NC 27701
919 560.2726
*Clay classes only 

Durham Arts Council’s Clay studio offers pottery classes for beginner through advanced students.  Learn to create pottery from the ground up!

Clay Classes

Please note: Due to the current situation we have a limited number of classes and class sizes have been limited to accommodate social distancing.  Please view the most up-to-date class listings in our registration system by clicking here

Included in ceramics class fees are:

  • Access to open studios
  • 25lbs of clay (additional clay available for $27 per 25lbs.)
  • Storage for works in progress
  • Glazes & Slips
  • Kiln Firing
DAC Clay Studio

Clay Classes

Please note: Due to the current situation we have a limited number of classes and class sizes have been limited to accommodate social distancing.  Please view the most up-to-date class listings in our registration system by clicking here

Included in ceramics class fees are:

  • Access to open studios
  • 25lbs of clay (additional clay available for $27 per 25lbs.)
  • Storage for works in progress
  • Glazes & Slips
  • Kiln Firing

Beginning/Intermediate Wheel (Ages 16 & up)

Use the potter’s wheel to make cups, mugs, bowls, vases & much more. If you’ve never used a potter’s wheel before, you’ll learn the skills needed to make pottery. If you’re a returning student, we’ll focus on improving your

Sculptural Handbuilding (Ages 18 & up)

Create 3-dimensional art, using basic sculptural handbuilding techniques. You will also explore surface treatments with texture, glazes and colored slips. Please note, we do not teach wheel technique in this course, but we encourage students with such skills to incorporate thrown work with handbuilt. All skill levels are welcome!

Open Pottery Studio (Ages 18 & up)

Already have a project in mind? This intermediate class is designed for students with previous wheel or handbuilding experience who are ready to work independently. Improve your technique and refine your skills with as-needed assistance.

Handbuilding 101 (Ages 18 & up)

Curious about clay? Haven’t touched the stuff since kindergarten? Well now is your chance to learn the basics of handbuilding. This class will cover pinch pots, working with coils and slab construction. Challenge yourself, try something new and go home with something great.

Parent/Child Clay Workshops!*

These workshops are a great way to get creative with your child. Each workshop will allow your child, with your assistance, to create their very own ceramic artwork. Take one, or take them all! Because the projects need to be fired, artwork will be available for pick up about two weeks after the workshop.

Clay Date Night*

Grab your spouse or a friend and have a creative night out at the DAC Clay Studio. Participants will have the opportunity to experiment with clay as the instructor introduces a variety of techniques. Each person will complete and paint a functional piece of pottery that will be glazed and fired by the instructor and available for pick up 2-3 weeks after the workshop.

*This class is not currently being offered due to COVID.

Clay Open Studio Hours

Tuesdays, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Thursdays, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sundays, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Hours are subject to change.

You must schedule an appointment. No drop-ins at this time. 

Open Studio Hours are for currently registered students in adult classes. 

For more information please call 919–560–2726

For more information please call 919–560–2726