All about us
Welcome to our studio!
We are a local business, operated by local people, offering ceramic classes, workshops, and open studio monthly membership to the local community.
Our mission is to provide quality ceramic tuition, workshops, and open studio services for serious ceramic artists, and those wanting to learn all aspects of working with clay. We have been digging and processing our own clay, from clay beds in North Carolina and Chesapeake. We use that clay to make exquisitely unique artwork through traditional methods. Our strapline is 'Mud Made Beautiful ', and now, with our studio, you can 'Make Mud Beautiful ' too!
CLASSES - our classes will commence in the New Year. We will be offering, beginner, intermediate and advanced classes, using commercial and locally sourced clays and materials. Our classes will be across various mediums, coil and slab building, as well as wheel throwing utilizing other techniques. Classes will be on sale in November 2022 and make great Christmas and Birthday gifts.
WORKSHOPS - specialist workshops that will be for up to 20 people at a time. Each workshop will be set up to support different skill levels and learning specialist techniques that are designed to develop your knowledge and skill level. We will be hosting some 'themed' workshops for key trading days such as Valentine's Date Night, Mother's Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Please follow our social media for details on our upcoming event schedule so you can book your spot.
Our collaboration workshops will be a fun
OPEN STUDIO - Our open studio places are bookable on a monthly, quarterly, or annual basis. We will have a small number of open studio places available initially, with a view to opening up more as we grow into our space. Follow our social media for announcements on available places, so you do not miss out!
Each membership will come with studio time, which will be available when the studio is not running classes, and during our hours of operation. Benefits include the use of our studio, kilns, and dedicated shelf storage. Also included is 5lbs of commercial clay. Glazes and additional kiln firing will incur a small charge.
RETAIL - Come and see our beautiful Horsehair pottery up close and personal. We have a whole gallery wall at the studio. Photographs just do not do these pieces justice.
Additionally, we have all our graphic T-shirts displayed, plus some previous designs on sale. Our hats are super popular, we have baseball caps, trucker hats, and beanies too, plus our funny bumper stickers and seasonal items, there is something for everyone!
We also carry a small inventory of tools to purchase.
Can't get to our studio? Don't worry, you can shop online too.