37 Milford Street, Suite 3
OPENING APRIL 1, 2023!
Village Clay is a pottery studio in Hamilton, NY that builds community and fosters creative expression through the ceramic arts.
Paint Your Own Pottery (PYoP)
Open Studio for Students & Members
Monday : Studio CLOSED
Tuesday : Open Studio / PYoP - 9am-8pm
Wednesday : Open Studio / PYoP - 9am-6pm
Thursday : Open Studio / PYoP - 9am-8pm
Friday : Open Studio / PYoP - 9am-6pm
Saturday : Open Studio / PYoP - 9am-3pm
Sunday : Studio CLOSED
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We were founded in 2022 by Heidi and Krisa in the village of Hamilton, NY.
Our aim is to help cultivate the inner artist in all of our students and studio members.
We offer workshops and classes in order to to inspire and enhance creative spark and spirit.
Village Clay’s mission is to inspire through the ceramic arts and foster creative expression through education, exploration, collaboration, and community.
Pottery is the perfect tactile pastime for this moment in time and a welcome break from the digital world. Clay enhances concentration, creativity and mindfulness. Our approach to the arts of ceramics focuses on simplicity, relaxed instruction and experimentation.
Clay is a highly versatile medium, allowing makers to learn myriad techniques, including throwing on the potter’s wheel, hand-sculpted pots, slab pots (created by joining pieces of flattened clay) and pots made by pinching or coiling clay.
OUR ARTISTIC VALUES
We want our studio to feel inviting, warm, creative, and inclusive. We believe every artist needs an adequate space in which to create, and that space should inspire and support their creative process. We also understand how important it is for the place to have just the right environment, and that is what we strive to provide at Village Clay. If you’re looking for a place that nurtures your artistic journey, look no further: we’re here and we can’t wait to see what you can create.
Village Clay is a studio for most ages and skill levels. For those who are exploring for the first time, we will offer a range of courses. For the practiced potter or serious hobbyist, we will offer a full-access membership, providing a dedicated and inspiring space in which to create. Our events and one-time experiences will delight clay lovers of all levels. Our approach to teaching the art of ceramics focuses on relaxed instruction, experimentation and FUN.
6 week courses
Six-WEEK CourseThe six-week course is available for anyone, from true beginners to more advanced potters. Class offerings are for adults 18+ and 12 to 18.
Each six-week session includes:
Detailed instruction and demos during class time
"Open Studio" 6 practice hours
25 pounds of clay, use of studio glazes, and free firings for pieces made in class
ONE NIGHT CLASS
One night classes offer an energetic glimpse into the world of pottery. The One Night Class is great for a date night, friend hang, family night out, or trying something new. Anyone over the age of 12 is welcome to join. No need to bring anything special with you, just arrive 5 minutes before class.
PAINT YOUR OWN POTTERY
Get creative at Village Clay's paint your own pottery studio! Choose from a variety of pre-made pottery pieces and vibrant glazes, available anytime. Join us for a "paint and sip" night or book your own private event.
Let your imagination run wild and create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece today!
For the experienced potter, join our open studio. With an open studio membership you will have access to our clay, glazes, and equipment, just as though it was your own studio. Clay, glazes and firing are included. You just need to show up and create.