Ceramic Studios with Classes & Memberships

Aardvark Clay Studio, https://www.aardvarkclay.com/about.php, 714-541-4157
1400 East Pomona St., Santa Ana, Ca. 92705
With the advent of the contemporary studio, we have made every effort to support this new approach to ceramics. We have consulted with many owners prior to opening and worked closely with them well after they have been established. Karen Rizuto, our contemporary studio specialist, has over 10 years’ experience as a studio owner and trainer.

AMOCA Ceramics Studio, http://www.amoca.org/, 909-622-0464
301 N. Garey Ave., Pomona, CA 91767
AMOCA Ceramics Studio, founded in February of 2011, is a 12,000 sq. foot ceramic facility for ceramic artists, visiting artists, resident artists, beginner through advanced students, and the community to interact with clay and understanding the ceramic process.

Angels Gate Cultural Arts Center, http://www.angelsgateart.org/, 310-519-0936
3601 South Gaffey Street, San Pedro, California 90731
Angels Gate Cultural Center is a place that unites art, community and culture through creative discovery, exploration and enlightenment. Angels Gate Cultural Center brings art and culture to the community through interactive classes, gallery exhibits of both local and international artists, professional artists’ studios, art education programs in the schools and cultural events.

Ball Clay Studio, http://ballclaystudio.com/, 310-954-1454
4851 York Blvd, Los Angeles Ca., 90042
Ball Clay Studio is an educational resource and art supply, located in the Highland Park community of Los Angeles.  The Studio was founded by David Ball a Southern California Native, a local sculptor and ceramist. A mixed use studio of both a sculpture studio and pottery studio combined, Ball Clay Studio is an artistic creative community where talented artists make sculptures, hand build pottery or throw on the pottery wheel.  The studio is joined with creative talented individuals, consisting of both artists and student artists, focusing on pottery ceramics and sculptural clay art.

Barnsdall Art Park, http://www.barnsdall.org/,
4800 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90027
Barnsdall Arts Center is dedicated to providing studio art classes for the beginning through advanced adult student. Since 1946, Barnsdall Art Center has offered adult classes in painting, sculpture, jewelry, bookmaking, weaving, photography, ceramics and a myriad of other media in virtually every art form. Located in the ‘Arts & Crafts Building’ since 1946, the Barnsdall Art Center relocated to its current location sharing the Studios of the Junior Arts Center in 2003, still on the Barnsdall Art Park Campus at 4800 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood. The Barnsdall Art Center offers classes in art for Adults four sessions a year: summer, fall, winter and spring.

Berman Ceramic Arts, http://www.bermanceramicarts.com/, 818-766-4618
5622 Cahuenga Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601
Berman Ceramic Arts also known as the Cahuenga School of Pottery, founded by Harry Berman almost 40 years ago, is the most highly recognized school for pottery instruction in the Los Angeles area. The school is completely equipped with lots of potters’ wheels, gas kilns from small to walk-in, electric kilns, a Raku kiln, slab rollers, an extruder, spray equipment — and plenty of room to spread out and work.  The large variety of clays and wide assortment of high and low fire glazes provide unlimited avenues of expression. The diverse and thorough courses range from the beginners “Introduction to Ceramics” to intermediate and advanced classes where hand-built and wheel thrown pottery, abstract and figurative sculpture are created.  The weekly demonstrations, small class-sizes (8 to 16 students), 9-week semesters with open studio time, and the ever-changing curriculum create an exciting learning environment.

Bitter Root Pottery, http://bitterrootpottery.com/, 323-938-5511
7451 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA. 90036
Bitter Root Pottery is committed to providing the very best work space for all of our patrons. We are equipped with numerous pottery wheels for throwing and ample space for hand building. Our electric kilns low fire at cone 04 to 06 and high fire at cone 5 and 6. We feature a top of the line slab roller and extruder for all members. We offer several different clay bodies and a wide selection of in-house studio glazes. We supply everything you need to have the ultimate clay experience. So come on in and have some fun!

Burbank Creative Arts Center, http://www.burbankca.gov/departments/park-recreation-and-community-services/cultural-arts/creative-arts-center, 818.238.5397
1100 West Clark Avenue, Burbank, CA 91506
The Creative Arts Center is located in George Izay Park. The Creative Arts Center has a pottery studio, classroom and art gallery. Programs offered include a variety of art classes for both children and adults in both the visual and performing arts.

Ceramic Artist Studio, Inc., http://www.casiceramics.com/, 661-260-CASI (2274)
22504 6th St., Old Town Newhall, CA 91321
Ceramic Artist Studio, Inc., (CASI) is a state-of-the-art studio, focused on bringing the ceramic arts to Santa Clarita, California and is located in hip Old Town Newhall, Arts and Entertainment District. Classes and Artist Memberships will allow new and seasoned potters to create, explore and develop their talents.  Exceptional staff is informative and attentive to all proficiency levels.   High quality, brand new equipment such as 8 potter’s wheels, slab roller, extruder, pug mill, heavy duty workbenches, artist shelving and lockers, spray station, Geil gas and electric kilns, plus a wide variety of top notch clays and glazes will be available.

Ceramic Services Studio
Ceramic Services officially closed in 2016 when Lenny and Kenny retired.  The studio was purchased by a group of studio members, who expanded the studio space, and opened The Clay Yard, A Ceramic Artist Studio.  The address is still 530 S. Palmetto Ave, Ontario, CA 91762.  Phone:  909.391.1192  www.theclayyard.com  Hours are 9 to 4:30 Monday through Saturday.  See The Clay Yard listing for more info.

Chico Art Center, http://www.chicoartcenter.com/about-us/index.htm, (530) 895-8726
450 Orange St, Chico, CA 95928
Since its inception in 1956 as a non-profit community-based organization, the Chico Art Center’s mission has been to foster and promote the visual arts. The Center has had a long history of offering fine art instruction, professional gallery shows, and events that connect the public with artists. The intent now, as always, is to help the community appreciate the importance of visual art in our society.

City of Manhattan Beach, Cultural Arts Ceramic Studio, http://www.ci.manhattan-beach.ca.us/city-officials/parks-and-recreation/cultural-arts/visual-arts/ceramics, (310) 802-5440
The Creative Arts Center, 1560 Manhattan Beach Boulevard , Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
The Manhattan Beach Parks and Recreation Ceramic Studio has been a creative outlet for the South Bay for over 20 years. The studio hosts classes for children through adults with varying degree of skill level. Classes are held Monday through Saturday with morning, afternoon and evening classes available for both Manhattan Beach residents and non-residents.

Clay on First, http://clayonfirst.com/, (562) 495-4362
406 E 1st St, Long Beach, CA 90802
Clay is a full service ceramics studio. The goal of clay is to offer a welcoming environment for the exploration and manifestation of the creative inner workings inherent in everybody. clay offers a continuum of services in order to satisfy all levels of ceramics enthusiasm. Vacationers can take a piece of local Long Beach pottery home to their spouse, Saturday adventurists can paint their own pot and seasoned ceramicists can produce reduction fired copper reds and attend Raku parties.

Clay Studio + Gallery, http://www.claystudioandgallery.com/, (805) 370-1544
700 Paige Ln, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
The Clay Studio + Gallery Inc. was founded by Mohammad “Ali” Alinejad and Esther Alinejad in Thousand Oaks, CA. The studio specializes in pottery classes for children and adults. Owned and operated by artists Esther & Ali, the studio has been a local favorite for 13 years. Both Esther and Mohammad “Ali” are formally educated, award-winning artists.
Esther has an MFA from the University of Arizona, and a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Mohammad received his BFA from the University of Paris VIII, France.
Classes are taught in a positive, supportive, and non-competitive environment.

Community Center of La Canada Flintridge, http://www.cclcf.org/, 818-790-4353
4469 Chevy Chase Drive, La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011
The Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization established in 1949. Originally known as the La Cañada Youth House and built entirely by volunteers, today’s Community Center is home to the LCFCC Preschool, a first-class ceramics program, and offers a variety of programs for children, teens, adults and seniors.  The Community Center is funded through tuition, grants, donations, programs and events.

Creative Arts Group, http://www.creativeartsgroup.org/, (626) 355-8350
108 N. Baldwin Ave.  Sierra Madre, CA 91024
Creative Arts Group is a nonprofit art center located in the community of Sierra Madre in Los Angeles County. Founded in Sierra Madre in 1960, Creative Arts Group (CAG) provides a friendly and nurturing environment for people of all ages, ethnicities, and economic backgrounds. Creative Arts Group is a vital, energetic, art center and gallery attracting more than 2000 students annually who both shop and take classes. The organization aims to enrich the lives of individuals through the arts – a place where children and adults come to experience the joy of creating art as well as to appreciate the artistic talents of others.

Earthstone Pottery, http://earthstonepottery.com/, (310) 452-2126
2651 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Earthstone Pottery began in 1972 in Los Angeles. After many years as a ceramic artist, creating and selling my own work, mostly in the Southwest, I began a pottery school in Santa Monica, CA. This website is about that school and the pottery classes that are offered, from beginning throwing and hand building, to intermediate, and specialty classes in Native American Style Pottery. Wheel throwing and hand building for adults and children are taught one or two-on-one. Individual attention facilitates rapid learning of the skills and craft of pottery. Thus enjoyment and creativity are a natural flow, as one builds both functional and abstract pieces.

Echo Ceramics, http://www.echoceramics.com/
4875 W. Washington Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90016
Echo Ceramics is a family owned and operated ceramic studio teaching students in the Los Angeles area since 1999. We take pride in quality of our instruction and even developed our own Echo method of throwing, where everybody will make a pot on their first day! As we go along teaching students and helping members, we develop products that help us and everyone else at the studio to be a better artist. Thus, we designed and now manufacture and sell all over the world our own Claypron, split and overlapped apron for ceramic artists. We make and sell our beautiful cone 10 glazes.

Full Circle Pottery, http://www.full-circlepottery.com/home.html, 310 502-3115
12023 Venice Blvd. , Los Angeles, CA 90066
Full-Circle Pottery is “a clay space” dedicated to people who want to make pots and ceramic art, and join a community fascinated by all that clay offers.  Our motto is “throw, build, fire, repeat.”  Full-Circle is a community pottery.  We offer classes, lessons and Expression Sessions for adults and children.  Gift Certificates are available year round.

Hand and Machine Studio, http://www.handandmachinestudio.com/, (310) 809-4887
2035 Bay Street #116, Los Angeles CA 90021
Hand & Machine Studio is a design & ceramics studio located in the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District. We offer memberships, access to tools, custom fabrication services, and classes in the areas of ceramic arts, pottery, digital fabrication, and industrial design.

Idyllwild Arts Academy, http://www.idyllwildarts.org/, (951) 659-2171
52500 Temecula Rd, Idyllwild-Pine Cove, CA 92549
The Mission of the Idyllwild Arts Foundation is to promote and advance artistic and cultural development through education in a beautiful, natural environment conducive to positive personal growth. The Idyllwild Arts Academy provides pre-professional training in the arts and a comprehensive college preparatory curriculum to a diverse student body of gifted young artists from all over the world. The Idyllwild Arts Summer Program provides arts instruction and experiences of the highest caliber to a diverse student population of all ages and abilities.

Irvine Fine Arts Center’s Ceramics Studio, http://www.cityofirvine.org/cityhall/cs/finearts/, 949-724-6880
14321 Yale Ave., Irvine, CA 92604
Since 1980, the Irvine Fine Arts Center has been the premier place to see, learn about, and create art. This unique facility was designed specifically for visual arts programming, as specialized studios were created for painting, ceramics, photography, jewelry, culinary arts and more.

Jennifer Joyce Pottery Studio and Gallery, http://jenniferjoyce.com/, 949-940-8113
131 Avenida Navarro, San Clemente, CA 92672
Jennifer Joyce’s Avenida Navarro studio provides a relaxing haven for artists and non-artists of all skill levels to disappear into a quiet, nurturing environment and work with clay. There is a playfulness to working with clay, and that feeling is fostered and encouraged in the studio.

McGroarty Arts Center, http://www.mcgroartyartscenter.org/, 818.352.5285
7570 McGroarty Terrace, Tujunga, CA 91042
McGroarty Arts Center provides access to the arts through in-depth arts instruction and experiences.  Affordable or free multidisciplinary arts instruction is offered to at-risk youth, children, and families, as are performances, exhibitions, and events that engage the greater public. The Center is a venue for artists to present their work, while preserving the legacy of John Steven McGroarty and his historic home.

Mendocino Art Center, http://www.mendocinoartcenter.org/, (707) 937-5818
45200 Little Lake St, Mendocino, CA 95460
The Mendocino Art Center is situated 150 miles north of San Francisco overlooking a rugged expanse of the Pacific Ocean in the charming coastal village of Mendocino. A haven for artists since 1959, today the Art Center is a highly regarded artistic and educational institution offering over 200 retreat-style classes each year in ceramics, fiber arts, fine arts, jewelry and sculpture. The art galleries feature monthly exhibitions spotlighting the creative works of local and national artists. The Mendocino Art Center continues to be at the heart of what makes the Mendocino Coast an enchanting and vibrant place to visit.

Monrovia Adult School Wheelhouse Ceramics, http://www.mcasweb.com/
1831 Santa Fe Place, Monrovia CA 91016

Muddy’s Studio, http://www.muddysstudio.com/, (714) 641-4077
2610 S. Halladay Street, Santa Ana, CA 92705
Our state of the art facility, founded by Kevin A. Myers, enables us to offer a unique, exciting and creative environment for the independent clay artist. Muddy’s Studio is a fully equipped, 5400 square foot studio that meets the needs of sculptors, hand builders, and artists who work on the wheel. Muddy’s Studio offers memberships, firing service, workshops, and sales, semi-private, private and shared studio space. The mission behind Muddy’s Studio is to encourage and support the artist in need of a place to work. Our goal is to provide a professional working and supportive environment for the artistic community. Muddy’s Studio was built with the ceramic artist in mind. We wanted to design a project space where artist have the opportunity to experiment and expand their ideas. A unique feature of the studio is that it was designed to be modular. Artists needing space for that special project may be accommodated.

Nottingham Center for the Arts, www.nottinghamarts.org
A non-profit center for the studio arts offering workshops, programs, classes, studio space and scholarships. Nottingham Center for the Arts, located in San Marcos, California, offers artist residencies, workshops, conferences, seminars, exhibits, art events, and special facilities use for artists, as well as meeting and event space to other arts organizations.

Old Town Artisan Studio, http://www.oldtownartisanstudio.org/, (760) 777-1444
51105 Avenida Villa, Suite 101, La Quinta CA 92253
Old Town Artisan Studio, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, is located in Old Town La Quinta, CA. We provide a warm and inviting place where persons of all ages can reveal their artistic expressions through the mediums of clay and fused glass. Individual private instruction, classes for children, adults and seniors, as well as independent studio use is blended with fee exempt instruction offered to numerous charities serving the interest of youth, special needs and seniors in our desert valley.

Palos Verdes Art Center, http://www.pvartcenter.org/, 310.541.2479
5504 West Crestridge Road, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
The Palos Verdes Art Center, a non-profit community visual arts gallery and school, inspires individuals to create, appreciate and celebrate art. Since 1931, when it was founded as a cultural arm of the planned community of Palos Verdes Estates, the Art Center’s exhibition, education and outreach programs have made the visual arts available, accessible and affordable. The Palos Verdes Art Center provides an economically and ethnically diverse community with Studio art classes for all ages and skill levels in drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, digital art, art history, photography, printmaking and wearable art. Tuition is modest, and financial assistance is available.

Peach Tree Pottery, http://www.peachtreepottery.net/ , 310-567-2708
3795 Boise Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90066
Peach Tree Pottery is an intimate pottery studio and gallery for kids and adults interested in learning the basics of throwing on the potter’s wheel. Opened in 1998, our community of beginner and experienced artists continues to evolve, creating a dynamic space to explore your creativity and “get centered.” We offer single lessons, series classes, private instruction and group parties.

Studio Channel Islands, http://www.studiochannelislands.org/ , (805) 383-1368
2222 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, CA 93010
Studio Channel Islands Art Center is a non-profit organization located in Old Town Camarillo that provides the community with a cultural hub with 15 studios for nearly 40 working artists, first-class art classes, and exhibitions of both local as well as national artists in our gallery, Meet-The-Artist programs, docent tours, and workshops for all ages. We offer creative learning experiences along with the opportunity to build self-esteem and strengthen bonds with the community to participants from elementary to high school, from university level to active seniors. Studio Channel Islands Art Center was created by a visionary group of local artists in Ventura County, concurrent with the development of California State University Channel Islands, in Camarillo, CA.

Toros Pottery, http://torospottery.com/, 323-344-8330
4962 Eagle Rock Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90041
Toros Tngrian is dedicated to giving his students the best education in the field of pottery-making. With years of experience in the field of pottery, Toros Tngrian is ready to pass on his knowledge and expertise to his students.

Xiem Clay Center, http://www.xiemclaycenter.com/, 626.794.5833
1563 N. Lake Ave. Pasadena, CA 91104
The purpose of the center is to foster a community of ceramic artists and to further public awareness, understanding and appreciation of ceramic arts.

The Ceramics Studio, http://www.theceramicsstudio.com/, 949-412-9241
31878 Del Obispo St., #106 San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
The Ceramics Studio is a very cool-looking space to make art with friends and family for all ages! Our rustic industrial barn décor, music system and “Coyote Movie Den” for the little kids make it an awesome place to paint pottery, hand build, sculpt, or throw a bowl on the potter’s wheel! In fact, it’s the only place of its kind – where you can participate in the creation of all types of ceramic arts under one roof. Imagine a place where you can go with your girlfriends, or your kids, or your date to hang out and have fun working with clay or painting pottery!

The Clayhouse, http://www.theclayhousesantamonica.com/, 310-828-7170
2909 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404
The Clayhouse features a fully functioning high-fire ceramics studio catering to the professional ceramicist as well as the hobbyist from beginner level to full pro. The studio is open for extended hours.  Members have access to throwing wheels, work tables, slab roller, extruder, forms, other studio tools, and dozens of glazes.

The Clay Yard, http://www.theclayyard.com/, 909.391.1192, Hours: 9 to 4:30 Monday through Saturday.
530 S. Palmetto Ave., Ontario, CA 91762
The Clay Yard offers monthly memberships, day use, private studio spaces, classes in wheel throwing, hand building, and sculpture, as well as workshops with international and local ceramic artists. It is a full service high fire studio that also specializes in Raku firings. Studio members have the opportunity to Raku twice a month. Monthly Raku Saturdays are open to the ceramic community or private groups. The Clay Yard also offers private Cone 10, Cone 5, and Raku firing and pugging services for ceramic artists who need a place to fire their work or who need to get their clay pugged. The studio is professionally equipped with 15 wheels, a large hand building area, a covered outdoor area, a spray booth, extruder, many tried and true Cone 10 and Raku glazes, oxides, underglazes, slips, etc., and sells clay and supplies. Studio members get a discount on all classes and events. The Clay Yard also has a special Sumo Raku Kiln built for rakuing large sculptural pieces. This kiln is available for private firings as well.

Village Art Project Ceramic Studio, http://www.villageartproject.com/, (818) 985-9357
11602 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604
Located on Ventura Blvd. in Studio City, just minutes away from Sherman Oaks, Valley Village, Burbank, North Hollywood, Pasadena and Glendale. Serving all of Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley. Pottery lessons, sculpting, mosaics, and ceramic classes for all ages and abilities.


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