Claymakers’ mission is to promote the joy of working with clay; sustain a thriving community of artists, students, and teachers; and foster enthusiasm for the ceramic arts through classes, workshops, exhibits, special events, and access to facilities and materials.
A hub for the clay community in Durham and beyond, Claymakers serves students, professionals, hobbyists, and collectors alike by providing:
- a myriad of classes to help beginning to advanced students find creative expression in clay;
- access to a studio for students to work independently;
- studio assistantships for burgeoning professionals learn the craft of running a studio;
- studio rental space for independent clay artists;
- frequent workshops with nationally renowned artists that are attended by both local and regional artists and students;
- a supply store that supports arts programs at multiple local schools, arts centers and independent artists’ home studios;
- a fine ceramic arts gallery that celebrates ceramic art being created today in North Carolina and beyond;
- and a place for artists and students to share their ideas and promote excellence in their work.