Clay

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Established in 2006, the Hoffman Center Clay Program offers a wide range of clay activities for full- and part-time residents and longer-term visitors 18 years and older.

An easy way to become acquainted is to visit one of our Open Studio sessions on Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday for a tour.  See the Open Studio page for hours and details.  

Since we “start with raw clay,” several visits over a multi-week period are required to finish a single piece to completion. Beginners can easily learn to make a simple pinch or slab pot. Those with experience may use our throwing wheels and more technical equipment. Volunteer Hosts oversee the studio and lend expertise and a helping hand. Works by the Clay Studio artists are also on sale during Open Studio hours.

We offer classes for beginners and advanced clay artists throughout the year. There are always fun things happening! We encourage you to check out our upcoming clay workshops and classes or our monthly calendar to see what we’ve got planned. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, we may be able to arrange for private lessons. 

Ceramics from studio and guest artists are almost always on display in the Hoffman Gallery. See the latest gallery show information on our Hoffman Gallery page. Periodically we hold larger ceramic sales in the Hoffman Gardens.

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