About District Clay
District Clay is a new ceramic studio devoted to all aspects of clay craft in the District of Columbia. The studio offers ongoing classes for beginning, intermediate and advanced ceramic students in wheel throwing, hand building and ceramic sculpture.
A new ceramics studio in the District features the most up to date technology for studying one of the world's oldest crafts.
Students who have taken pottery or ceramic classes have often talked about the miraculous feeling of creating something live, beautiful and useful out of what had been a lump of clay. Centering a pot on the wheel and then throwing it into an elegant vase, a handsome mug, a sturdy plate allows us the rare opportunity to create something solely with our hands, something that can be used everyday or passed onto as very personal gifts.
District Clay includes a small gallery where students, teachers and artists in residence can show their work. The gallery was created using aged maple and cherry wood planks from Community Forklift, a nearby recycling and re-use warehouse.
Curious about what it takes to throw a pot? Check out District Clay's instructor Jon Kerr throwing a very large ten pound cylinder on this You Tube video. http://youtu.be/h-DgIy36mDM
Come see three nationally known potters at work at District Clay's Pottery Jam! Featuring Mark Shapiro, Sam Taylor and Dan Finnegan. Thursday, Oct. 30th from 6-9 pm. Event held in conjunction with Pottery on the Hill at the Old Naval Hospital in Washington DC. No charge for this event. To reserve a spot, go to Take A Class.