Claymakers Arts Community

Claymakers Arts Community

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.


  • Raku firings are an exciting method of finishing pots.

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