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Durham Arts Council, Inc.
120 Morris Street
Durham, NC 27701

Come face-to-face with the arts in Durham.



DAC Clay Studio

Located on the Plaza at Northgate Mall
1058 West Club Blvd., Durham NC 27701

To register call 919–560–2726 Click here to view Northgate Mall Map for studio location.

Clay Open Studio Hours

Tuesdays, 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Thursdays, 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sundays, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Hours are subject to change.

Durham Arts Council Clay Classes

Included in ceramics class fees are:

  • Access to open studios
  • 25lbs of clay (additional clay available for $25 per 25lbs.)
  • Storage for works in progress
  • Glazes & Slips
  • Kiln Firing

Beginning / Intermediate Wheel

(Ages 16 & up)

Use the potter's wheel to make cups, mugs, bowls, vases & much more. If you've never used a potter's wheel before, you'll learn the skills needed to make pottery. If you're a returning student, we'll focus on improving your

Open Pottery Studio

(Ages 18 & up)

Already have a project in mind? This intermediate class is designed for students with previous wheel or handbuilding experience who are ready to work independently. Improve your technique and refine your skills with as-needed assistance.

Handbuilding 101

(Ages 18 & up)

Curious about clay? Haven't touched the stuff since kindergarten? Well now is your chance to learn the basics of handbuilding. This class will cover pinch pots, working with coils and slab construction. Challenge yourself, try something new and go home with something great

Sculptural Handbuilding

(Ages 18 & up)

Create 3-dimensional art, using basic sculptural handbuilding techniques. You will also explore surface treatments with texture, glazes and colored slips. Please note, we do not teach wheel technique in this course, but we encourage students with such skills to incorporate thrown work with handbuilt. All skill levels are welcome!

Parent/Child Clay Workshops!

These workshops are a great way to get creative with your child. Each workshop will allow your child, with your assistance, to create their very own ceramic artwork. Take one, or take them all! Because the projects need to be fired, artwork will be available for pick up about two weeks after the workshop.

Kids Clay!

(Ages 7–12)

Students will learn how to build various toys, household items, gifts, and objects of pure fantasy. Creativity and fun combine to create an imaginative introduction to clay and pottery. This class will take place at the DAC Clay Studio located at Northgate Mall

Clay Date Night

Grab your spouse or a friend and have a creative night out at the DAC Clay Studio. Participants will have the opportunity to experiment with clay as the instructor introduces a variety of techniques. Each person will complete and paint a functional piece of pottery that will be glazed and fired by the instructor and available for pick up 2-3 weeks after the workshop.

To browse through current classes and register click here.

For more information please call 919–560–2726