Cultural Arts Division


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 Classes

Registration for Winter/Spring classes is now open.  Session A classes began the week of Tuesday, January 17 (Monday, January 16 the Studio was closed for MLK holiday) and end the first week of March.  Some classes are not yet full - participants may register up through the second meeting of a class.

Session B begins the second week of March, does not meet the week of public school spring break (March 26 - April 2), and ends the second week of May.  Most classes meet once per week for eight weeks.  Classes are offered for ages four and up, and to all skill levels.  Registration is now open for Session B classes.

To register for the Masters' Workshop with Ronan Peterson use the ArtsCenter registration webpage.  Section A will be held Saturdays April 22 and 29 from 10 a.m .to 2 p.m. at the Arts Center (Section A is full), and Section B will be held Sundays April 23 and 30 from 10 a.m .to 2 the Community Clay Studio at 200 Plant Road (Section B still has open seats).  Patrons registering for both Sections will receive 10% off their total tuition!


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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