• Cocktails and Clay! New Sessions!

    Introduce yourself to throwing on the wheel without having to commit to a multi-week class. Bring a drink, bring a friend, get muddy and learn to throw in a relaxed setting. Sign up now while space is available!

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  • Pottery Classes at Erie Clayspace

    Erie ClaySpace offers classes in wheel-thrown pottery and hand-building and sculptural methods. We also offer kids classes, workshops and parties. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced artist, there's something for everyone at Erie ClaySpace.

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  • Become a member of Erie ClaySpace

    Be free to create! Erie ClaySpace members have 24/7 access to the studio. All of our equipment is at your disposal: wheels, kilns, slab roller, glazing materials and more.

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The Erie ClaySpace Difference

We know you have a choice for ceramics instruction in Erie, PA. When you choose Erie ClaySpace, you're choosing an institution that has been serving Erie for over 35 years. We offer fun, casual pottery classes for both enthusiastic hobbyists and serious artists. From one-day workshops to in-depth 8-week courses, we offer classes for every level of interest priced to fit your budget. Learn more about Erie ClaySpace Artists Association!

Membership

What makes Erie ClaySpace different? Membership! If you want to take your ceramics work to the next level, become a member of Erie ClaySpace Artists Association. Erie ClaySpace provides experienced ceramics artists with 24/7 studio access, ample studio work space and personal storage space. You'll also have access to glazing materials, several kilns and all our equipment. As an Erie ClaySpace member you will have the freedom to experiment with form, texture and color at your own pace, according to your own vision! Learn more about ECSAA Membership!

Open Studio

Erie ClaySpace offers free open studio sessions for its students included in the cost of the class. Every student enrolled in a multi-week ceramics class can come to the studio for two hours on Saturday to hone their craft and practice techniques learned in class. Open Studio is self-study time; while there is no instruction during this time, ECSAA members are available to provide guidance and assistance as needed. Learn more about Erie ClaySpace Classes!

Please Note: Erie ClaySpace facilities and equipment are for the exclusive use of ECSAA members and students. We do not allow outside groups or individuals to use our kilns or other equipment. There are no exceptions.

Cocktails and Clay

This class is the perfect way to introduce yourself to throwing on the wheel without having to commit to a multi-week class. You will spend the evening learning proper throwing techniques from a local ceramic artist and will create 2-3 pieces all your own. Bring your own snacks and drinks, get a little muddy, and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere with a friend, significant other, or just treat yourself!

Private Parties

Clayspace is available for private parties. Whether you are looking for a location for an off-site company connection for your employees, or a fun activity for a birthday party, Erie ClaySpace can tailor an event to your needs. Participants will receive expert instruction in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. All clay, glazing, and firings are included and you can pick up your pieces 2 weeks after the workshop.

One-Day Workshops

Erie ClaySpace offers occasional one-day workshops with a focus on a particular form or technique. Watch our calendar of events for upcoming sessions. Some examples of upcoming workshops: Make-a-Mug; 3-D Tiles; Sushi Set; Bowl, Plate and Tumbler. Each workshop is led by an experienced instructor and all clay, glazing, and firings are included. Space is limited, so sign up early!