Roxane, Anna, Sam, and Carly will be competing at ClayFest in Mantou Springs, CO!
A sort of "Potter's Games", ClayFest is a silly event with competitions such as blindfolded throwing, largest pot with 5 pounds of clay, and partner throwing! We're excited to go as a Community Clay team and meet other potters in Colorado.
Sat, Sept 23, 2023
10AM to 4PM
Soda Springs Park
1016 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829
Celebrate Fall with us at the 8th Annual Tennyson Fall Fest! We will have a booth at the festival with handmade pottery made by our staff, members, and teachers. Vases, mugs, planters, and more - all made at Community Clay!
We will be selling our work, chatting about pottery, and throwing pots! Come grab a unique gift or just come say hi. Also, did we mention there will be a Pet Parade Costume Contest?? 🐶
Sat, Oct 28, 2023
10AM to 6PM
César Chávez Park
4147 Utica St, Denver, CO 80212
Join us on First Friday for an open house and pottery sale at Community Clay! Enjoy an evening of creativity, inspiration, and one-of-a-kind pottery made by our talented studio members. Vases, mugs, planters, and more - all made at Community Clay!
Meet the makers, view live throwing demos, and hang out in our beautiful teaching studio at 3377 Blake Street (right next to The Conifer Shop).
Friday, July 7, 2023
Please note that this event takes place at our new studio at 3377 Blake St.,
In this 2 hour workshop, you'll learn to make beautiful rainbow vessels! Previous throwing experience required.
You'll learn to wedge colored clay, then throw a vessel in the marbling/neriage/agateware method. Get ready to let go of control and see where the clay takes you!
You'll be able to practice first with regular clay, then throw with the colored clay. You'll have 3 pounds of colored clay to work with and we will bisque fire, dip in clear, and fire again for you. You'll be able to pick them up approximately 2 weeks later. Workshop comes with a total of 3 pounds of clay in a mix of the following colors (1/4 to 1/2 # of each color): red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. We have purchased an equal amount of each color, so we cannot accommodate color changes.
Please note that this event takes place at our new studio in RiNo at 3377 Blake St.,
About your teacher
Sam has been working in ceramics since 2018 and absolutely adores everything about clay. He loves to cultivate creative thinking in his students as they develop their pottery skills.
Come see where all of our classes will be held from June onward!
Friday, June 2 from 6-10PM
3377 Blake St., #103, Denver, CO 80205
This Mother's Day, spend some quality time at Community Clay!
Our Congress Park pottery studio is the perfect place to relax and create. This 2-hour workshop will guide you in making beautiful ceramic flowers that will be treasured forever.
Good for anyone aged 16 and up, no previous experience necessary.
For this Valentine's Day, we are offering several one-time classes in handbuilding! Choose from Feb 13, 14, or 15.
Bring a friend, partner, or just yourself for a fun evening of creating in clay. Make one of our projects or your own - trinket dishes, plant pockets, cheese boards, mugs, and more!
You may bring your own drinks and snacks and enjoy a relaxing 2 hours of making something out of clay without the hassle of the potter's wheel. We have tons of projects to choose from or bring your own ideas with you!
Handbuilding is a traditional method of creating with clay in which you use your hands and a slab of clay instead of a potter's wheel. If you're new to pottery, this is a very approachable way to get to know clay as an artistic medium.
In this one-evening class you will have access to our white stoneware clay, all of our handbuilding tools and textures, and a selection of underglazes and glazes. Included in the class cost is 400 cubic inches of space (approximately a shoe box) and if you're on a roll and want to make more, then it's just $10 to fill another one.
Everything you make can be food safe!
About the Teachers
Feb 13 and 15 taught by Teal, Feb 14 taught by Roxane.
Have you always wanted to try gold luster? Want to add a little bling to your pottery?
Join us for a special morning with our very own Anna Sage to learn how to apply gold luster to your glazed pieces.
Bring along work you made that has been glaze fired (luster is a 3rd firing) and you will receive enough gold luster to add design elements to your pieces. The cost of this workshop includes instruction, luster, and firing for 2-4 pieces (approximately 400 cubic inches).
Workshop is limited to 10 people and pre-registration is required.
Notes: Luster isn't meant to completely cover your pottery, and once it has been fired will no longer be microwave safe.
Come to Community Clay on the First Friday of December and enjoy drinks, snacks, and holiday shopping.
Additionally, contribute to a Community Coil - a giant planter for the outside of our building!
We can't wait to see you!
December 2, 2022 from 5-10PM
2625 E 12th Ave., Denver, CO
Join Ephemeral Rotating Tap Room and Community Clay for an evening of clay and beer
Buy a mug, get a beer pour!
Support your local businesses and artists in this unique event taking place at Community Clay Denver
Join us on Saturday, October 8, 2022 from 1-3PM for this very special workshop with guest teacher Becca Otis from 5 Lines Pottery in Indianapolis.
She is the co-host of the insanely popular podcast Wheel Talk.
Becca Otis is a production potter with 13 years of experience. She focuses mainly on efficient practices and speed of throwing. In this 2 hour workshop we will focus on movements that can help you more efficiently throw a pot. Focusing on the first and second pull can make all the difference in making a pot.
Price is $50. Any pieces you make may be kept for $0.03 per cubic inch.
All levels are welcome!