The Clay Place is the Umpqua Valley region's only community Clay Studio! For beginners and lifelong learners (artists never stop developing!), we offer classes with instruction in a variety of ceramic techniques. For those with prior experience in ceramics, we offer a flexible open-studio schedule, with access to a full service ceramics studio, including electric and kick wheels, glazes, and firing.
COVID-19 has changed some of our policies for classes. In order to allow for social distancing, we must limit the number of people in the Clay Place at a given time. This means that our registration policies have changed slightly. Our two registration levels now guarantee a certain number of blocks of studio time, but registrants will need to sign up for the specific times they wish to utilize the studio.
We offer two registration levels:
10-Pack (for those with prior ceramics experience, hoping primarily to utilize open studio hours): a 10-pack gives the registrant 10 blocks of studio use, or 20 hours of studio time.
Full-Pack (for those who have little prior ceramics experience and need instruction from our two highly knowledgeable Clay Place instructors; also suitable for those who plan to utilize a larger amount of open studio hours): a Full-Pack gives the registrant 35 blocks of studio use (or a total of 70 hours of studio time).
A sign-up sheet for specific blocks of studio time will be posted at the entrance to the Clay Place. Registrants may sign up for all the spots they intend to use right away, or they may wait until later in the semester to sign up (with the knowledge that certain times may fill up).
We are a community and your safety and health matter to us! Because the Clay Place is an indoor public space, cloth face coverings (masks) will be required in the studio, until such point as Oregon regulations discontinue the need for masks. UVA and the Clay Place comply with all state and local requirements for public safety in the pandemic, and will keep all registered artists apprised of any changes in studio safety requirements. We appreciate your help, and your support, in these difficult times.