Public and Cultural Arts


Community Clay Studio


This ceramics studio is unmatched in our community, with  eight pottery wheels, three kilns, 1,500 square feet of well-equipped studio space, and an abundance of natural light.  Our programs and instructors foster self-expression and inspire the artistic sensibilities of participants of all ages.  Pottery and other clay classes are offered for adults, teens and children year-round, and a clay arts camp is held for children every summer.  Inclusion assistance inquiries welcome.  Please call 968-2749 for more information.  The Studio is located next to the Parks & Recreation Administrative Offices (200 Plant Road), behind Community Center Park (120 S. Estes Drive). 

Winter / Spring Session B Classes

Winter / Spring Session B classes are now open for registration. Classes begin the week of April 11 and run til early June.  Participants may register for a class through its second week.  You may visit our Rectrac registration portal to view class descriptions and schedules and to register.  Participants enrolled in an adult class may attend one Open Studio per week at no cost (ask your instructor for times and days).  No classes or Open Studios will be held March 27 - April 2, nor May 30. 

Summer Camp

Registration for The Community Clay Studio Arts Camp is now open.  Half-day summer camp sessions are 2 weeks long and are offered June 13 through August 19, 2016.  Some camps are now full.  >> see more camp registration information.


Inclement Weather Policy: The Community Clay Studio follows the Town of Chapel Hill’s schedule and announcements rather than those of the Chapel Hill – Carrboro City School system.  Studio classes, camps and open studios will only be cancelled if the Town of Chapel Hill cancels its programming and operations (which are announced through local television and radio stations, and at

Production Policy: The Community Clay Studio fires clay pieces created at the Studio during its classes and open studios, at the size and specifications recommended by Studio instructors.  Pieces developed outside of the Studio premises and instructor recommendations will not be fired.  Participants may be asked to limit the quantity or size of their work if they make unusually large pieces, if they make an unusually large amount of work, and/or if the kilns are running at maximum capacity.

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