The Multnomah Arts Center’s clay arts program offers classes for children and adults year-round. Our community of teachers and staff are committed to helping you find your way with clay.
The use of the studio is intended for personal enrichment and recreation. Production for retail and use of outside clay are not allowed. Adult clay classes include glazes, firings and open studio. Open studio is not included in children’s clay classes or adult clay workshops.
Preview a list of our typical clay courses.
MAC Clay Arts Studio Equipment:
• 19 electric wheels
• 3 outdoor (under cover) kick wheels
• 4 bisque kilns, 2 gas reduction kilns and 1 raku kiln
• Heated dry box and damp room
• 7 colors of engobe slips
• 20 high fire glazes and 6 or more Raku glazes
• Griffin grip and community tools
• Slab roller
• Extruder and die sets
• Molds of plaster, clay and fabric
• Lockers and storage available
• Laguna Spray Booth
All in a spacious, bright and clean setting.
Important notice to all ceramics students:
We require all ceramics students to read and follow the Clay Studio Policy. It contains information about student responsibilities and studio safety. Please read it by your first class. Copies are available online, at the MAC office and posted in the Clay Studio. By registering for a class or signing up for Open Pottery, you are agreeing to follow studio policy. Thank you!
For all clay classes:
Pick up work during open clay studio times only.
Ceramics Open Studio
Note: No instruction is provided during Open Studio. Current registration in a qualifying MAC ceramics class is required to participate in Open Studio. Use of the wheel requires prior wheel experience.
- Mondays—6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
- Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays—12 pm – 3 pm
- Saturdays—12 pm – 4 pm
Clay: starting at $12 for a 25 lb bag.
Only work done during open pottery or a MAC class may be fired. All clay must be purchased at MAC.
Clay Arts Program Instructors
Nicole Rawlins, Adult Visual Arts Coordinator
Aimé Kelly, Youth Arts Coordinator
Marc Cissell, Ceramics Lead
Virginia McKinney, Visual Arts Lead