Public and Cultural Arts


Community Clay Studio

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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). 

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.

Fall Classes

Adult, youth and children's classes for Fall Sessions A and B began the week of September 28th, and registration is ongoing through the second week of classes.  No classes or Open Studios will be held Nov. 23 – 29, Dec. 21 – Jan. 3, and Jan. 18.  You may visit our Rectrac registration portal to view class descriptions and schedules and to register.  Participants currently registered for an adult class may attend one Open Studio per week at no cost (times and dates TBA).
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