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). 

Fall Classes

Evaluations for Fall Session A are being handed out in classes this week and are also available online.  Please take a moment to provide your thoughts - thank you!

Registration is now open for Fall Session B classes that begin the week of Monday, October 31 and end mid-January (no classes are held 11/21-11/27 nor 12/19-1/1 due to the holidays).  You may register for a class through its second meeting (through second week of classes).

Most classes meet once per week for eight weeks.  Classes are offered for all age groups and skill levels.


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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