The District Clay Center is the largest and most complete ceramics arts center in the District of Columbia and the surrounding metropolitan area.
More than just a studio, a school, or a shared workspace, our facility caters to a diverse community of artists at all skill levels. We have physical spaces for all of the different programs and for every type of ceramic artist.
We not only offer the largest facility, we have a comprehensive set of tools to match. You will have access to every kind of rib, bat, and trim tool imaginable, as well as electric, gas and raku kilns.
Our Amazing Space
District Clay Center is located in a 6,400 square foot studio with new amenities in a renovated building dedicated to arts and crafts.
We are one of the only studios that offers Free Time on Sunday afternoons for on-your-own practice. Plus, you are free to sit in on other classes at no charge.
All you need to bring to class is a towel - really. All the tools you will need are provided, as well as shelf space, glazes, and firing services.
We have a full schedule of classes to meet all your needs. Check out the details here.
We have workshops and special events throughout the year. These may be about new techniques, international styles, or showcasing a famed potter.
Artists & Work/Study
The District Clay Gallery
The District Clay Gallery holds several exhibitions a year featuring regional ceramic artists. Befitting a gallery in our nation's capital, at least two of our yearly exhibitions highlight important political and social issues.
Community Clay Program
Our newest program, Community Clay, is developing an outreach program so that we can bring ceramics to underserved youth in the DC metropolitan area.