Clay Studio

discover your connection with clay

We will take you step-by-step through all aspects of either hand-building/sculptural work or wheel throwing. Both avenues will also include the firing & glazing process.


  • Registration allows you to come for all Open Studio sessions - to practice or work on your current projects!

  • Class sizes are limited

  • Register in the BMCA office (main building)

  • 6-week sessions are $150 (for tuition & Open Studio) + lab fee of $60 (for clay, glazes, firing)

  • Experienced potters:  ask about the application process for our Independent Study program, a non-production option - $110 monthly, clay extra

  • Some classes are currently full. If you would like to be added to a wait list please call the main office at (828) 669-0930

Our talented instructors (left to right), Geoff Bird, Mathilda Tanner, and Charles Freeland

Interested in private lessons?

Private lessons are taught by Charles Freeland or Mathilda Tanner.

Call or email us to schedule a lesson!

Adults (18+)

  • Beginner to advanced wheel work and hand building 

  • $25 an hour/2 hours minimum

  • Additional adults are $10 per person per hour

  • There is a limit of 2 people for wheel work, and a limit of 5 people for hand building

Children (-18)

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult

  • $45 for an hour for one participating adult and one child

  • Additional children are $10 per child

  • For additional hours, double the rate

  • Children under 9 are limited to one hour

Contact the office for more information or to schedule a session!

(828) 669-0930

828.669.0930 / / Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm

225 W State St, Black Mountain, NC 28711, USA

©2019 by Black Mountain Center for the Arts.

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