The Art of Clay Studio

We are thrilled to announce our new space, the Art of Clay Studio at the Paul J. Schupf Art Center. The new studio is a light-filled, open space that incorporates new storage and work areas. Members have 24-hour access to the clay studio.


The Art of Clay Studio is located on the first floor of the Paul J. Schupf Art Center at 93 Main Street.

Membership Information

Clay Studio memberships are available for intermediate level ceramic artists. The Art of Clay Studio defines intermediate level as a potter who possesses at least two years of experience, who can be self-sufficient and responsible for following all studio practices and protocols. Members should have strong working knowledge of the clay process, including, but not limited to: proper use of studio equipment, glazing procedures related to minimizing kiln damage, and properly minimizing clay dust. 

Prospective members who have less than two years of clay studio experience are asked to attend a Glaze Bootcamp and Beginning Wheel-Throwing class or Beginning Hand-Building class, or the equivalent at another clay studio.  

Membership includes a $25 discount on clay classes and workshops, access to the studio, tools, and glazes, use of pottery wheels, and kiln firings. The Art of Clay Studio is equipped with two kilns, eight wheels, a slab roller, and a selection of Amaco Underglazes and Amaco Potter’s Choice glazes. 

All clay used in the Art of Clay Studio must be purchased through Waterville Creates. We offer a gray stoneware clay Laguna #65 and a brown speckled clay Laguna #60. Access to the studio is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, excluding classes and workshops. Clay studio members must be at least 18 years old and children are not permitted in the studio. 

If you have further questions about a clay membership or would like to join a waitlist, contact Yvonne Brown, Clay Studio Coordinator, at [email protected].


Membership Fee: $150/month, 3 months/$420 ($30 discount) 

25-pound bag of clay: $30