LOAM, a rich soil containing clay, is the definition of what our studio aspires to be: a fertile environment where potters come to learn, explore, create and collaborate. LOAM is a studio with supportive and knowledgeable staff who all share a passion for pottery and the ceramic arts. We strive to foster excellence in all aspects of pottery; instruction, design & craftsmanship.
CLASSES & WORKSHOPS: Students will find structured pottery classes and workshops in a warm and professional environment. We offer six-week wheel throwing and handbuilding classes that run both morning and evening, seven days a week, catering to all levels of experience from beginner to advanced. Private classes are also a popular option for individuals wishing to refine a technique or gain a new skill.
We hold afternoon handbuilding workshops and date nights on the wheel for those wanting to get their hands dirty without the commitment of a six-week session. For potters with experience wishing to learn from the best in the field, we’re very pleased to host master classes several times a year with recognized ceramic artists.
OPEN STUDIO MEMBERSHIP: LOAM offers open studio space for rent to individuals with enough experience to work independently. Our studio potters will find a creative space where they can experiment, create and share their love of pottery in a fully equipped ceramics studio. We welcome potters at all levels of ability and aim to facilitate individual creative growth. Some past members have gone on to become a valued part of our LOAM teaching team; other members have outgrown our facilities and have started ceramic businesses of their own. Although we’re glad to see studio members become skilled enough to start their own businesses, we unfortunately can’t accommodate a high volume of production. We host studio sales twice a year in order to provide opportunities for our open studio members to show and sell their work to the public.
RETAIL & GALLERY SPACE: We sell a variety of pottery tools and equipment: specialized throwing and handbuilding tools, clay, stamps, stains, in-house LOAM underglazes and slips, Japanese tissue transfers, and post-firing decals. Our gallery is a source of inspiration for students, studio potters and visitors, and is stocked with functional and decorative ceramics and our latest custom restaurant designs.
DESIGN: LOAM Clay Studio excels in providing custom design and production services for restaurants, small businesses and individuals. Our design team has an established reputation for innovation and craftsmanship, and we’re always keen to take on a challenge and deliver quality goods. Meeting the increasing demand for our design and production services is an exciting area of LOAM Clay Studio’s growth and development. Visit our online gallery to see what we’ve been working on..