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Community Clay Studio


This ceramics studio is unmatched in our community, with nine potter's 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 attached to the Parks & Recreation Administrative Offices (200 Plant Road), behind Community Center Park (120 S. Estes Drive)

Summer Classes

Evening classes for adults began the week of June 12 and most classes end by the first week of August.

Summer Camps   -   Click here to fill out a summer camp evaluation.

All sessions of The Community Clay Studio Arts Camp are full. This unique half-day camp offers a fun and immersive experience with clay, from handbuilding to glazing, led by our studio instructors.  Art projects in other media will be offered while the clay is firing.  Each camp session is two weeks of daily three hour (1/2 day) classes, Monday - Friday, for a total of ten days (except Session B which is nine days due to July 4 holiday).  A snack and drink will be provided daily.  Camp for children aged 6 to under 10 is held in the morning from 9 a.m. to noon, and camp for youth aged 9 to under 14 is held in the afternoon from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  Remaining sessions are Session D July 24-Aug. 4 and Sessino E Aug. 7-18.

Fall Classes

Fall class schedule and registration details will be available in print and on the web Monday, August 7. First day of fall classes is Tuesday, September 5.  Classes are seven or eight weeks long and are offered during the days, evenings and on the weekends for ages four and up.


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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