The Clay Studio

@Make Time

Eldorado's Clay Studio

We are incredibly excited to introduce Make Time’s first expansion into a new creative space: “The Clay Studio”. The Clay Studio draws together students and artists in a welcoming environment that invites curiosity and discovery around the art and craft of clay. With pottery wheels, extruders, a slab table and numerous other tools The Clay Studio is Eldorado’s new home for ceramics exploration. We are offering numerous classes in hand-building, sculpture and throwing on the pottery wheel, taught by local working artists.

Below you’ll find descriptions of our current offerings. We’re adding more weekly. If you want to stay informed please sign up for our email newsletter on the front page of the website.

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Drinking it In! CUPS, MUGS, TUMBLERS

with Maggie Mae Beyeler

Hand-building with Functional Potter
Maggie Mae Beyeler

Wednesday nights from 6-8pm | June 6th- June 27th

What kind of beverage to do like to drink? Coffee?, tea?, cold beer? Whatever it is, everybody knows it tastes better in your own handmade cup, mug, or tumbler! Students will learn all the necessary  hand-building skills to complete their unique cup-making project; form, surface, glazing, and firing.

$100./student, class fee includes (4) two-hour sessions, 2 firings, and open studio hours on Saturdays. Clay is available for purchase on site; $15 per 25# bag.

Instructor; Maggie Mae Beyeler of  local studio Magpie Pottery. Maggie Mae holds an MFA in ceramics from the University of Colorado and has taught numerous clay classes in and around the Southwest.



Teen Summer Ceramics Class (June 18th - 22nd)

June 18th - 22nd
Monday-Friday | 12pm - 3pm
In this class designed specifically for teens students will learn hand building techniques as well as wheel throwing. The cost of the class includes free firing and access to the studio on Saturday from 12pm-5pm.

$140 (Class $125 + Bag of Clay $15  which can be used in future classes)


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Ceramic Sculpture & Portraiture

with Arlene Siegel

Tuesday 1 - 3pm | June 5th - 26th

Thursday 6:30pm - 8:30pm | June 7th- June 28th

The Clay Studio is excited to offer this course taught by figure artist Arlene Siegel.  Learn the basic techniques for sculpting clay in a fun and relaxing environment. Arlene will guide you through the creation of a ceramic piece that can range from a portrait (or generic head - your choice) to abstract forms. Lots of individual attention makes this class a great learning environment even for a beginner with no experience. Clay can be purchased for $15 per 25 lb bag. Call or drop by Make Time for a tour of the new studio.

$100 / person
Clay can be purchased at The Clay Studio for $15/25lb bag


Beginner Pottery & Hand-building Class (for Adults)

Wednesday Mornings 10am - 12pm

Pottery & Hand-building Class (for Adults)
Wed. 10-12pm | Current Class Dates: 05/30, 06/06, 06/13, 06/20

$100 (Clay not included)

This class will be taught in 4 week sessions and will cover throwing on the wheel as well as hand building techniques. The Clay Studio is equipped with pottery wheels, a slab rolling table, a 6” and 4” wall mounted extruder and various clay hand tools. Class includes instruction from Simon Boses and two firings. Clay can be purchased for $15 per 25 lb bag. Call or drop by Make Time for a tour of the new studio.

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