Our vision is to be Denver’s friendliest and most approachable place for learning and creating in clay. We think of all of our student and member potters as friends and treat them with kindness.
If you've been looking for a welcoming place to take pottery classes or practice your craft, then we're the place for you!
Our mission is to be the friendliest pottery studio! We aspire to foster friendships and nurture community through a mutual love of clay.
COVID helped many people discover that they need more meaning in their lives. The search for meaningful activities is leading a record number of people toward pottery as its accessibility and flexibility makes an ideal hobby. However, the cost of equipment, the mess it can create, and the space needed, all make it necessary to go to a studio to do at least part of the work. From home potters with a wheel who just need a kiln to fire their wares, to people wanting a complete artistic community, Community Clay can support artists and craftspeople in every part of their journey.
Our teaching studio is located in Denver in the eclectic River North Art District (RiNo).
Our membership studio is located in the Congress Park neighborhood of Denver.
Anna joined us as a member first and then as the manager of our RiNo location.
Bio: She has been making pottery for 7 years and has been a full time ceramic artist for over 2 years. She loves throwing pieces on the wheel and then sculpting on elements to each piece.
What we say: Anna does everything! She teaches, makes her own work, manages our social media, and manages the busy teaching studio. She can often be found loading kilns, pugging clay, posting to Instagram, and helping teachers whenever they need it. She's a rockstar and sweetheart!
Sam got his degree in Ceramics from MSU Denver and showed up at exactly the right time! He manages the Congress Park location.
Bio: He 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.
What we say: Members love brainstorming projects with him and he is the most requested teacher for advanced private lessons. He has a gift for glazing and loves chatting with our outside firing folks about their work. He loads kilns, pugs, glazes private lesson pieces, and jumps in wherever he's needed. Everyone LOVES Sam!
Roxane took her first pottery class in college, and then joined a pottery studio in 2016. She left her software career in 2019 to focus on what made her happy: family, friends, and pottery. She started making pottery in her garage, selling it online, and teaching.
In 2022, she started Community Clay.
Now, Community Clay has two locations in Denver, Colorado. One in Congress Park/Capitol Hill and one in RiNo, the River North Art District.