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MAC – Multnomah Arts Center Classes


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.
Learn more about our Clay Arts Studio.
Explore the Clay Brochure.

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!

Download a PDF of the Clay Studio Policy or Youth Clay Policy.

For all clay classes:

Pick up work during open clay studio times only.

Ceramics Open Studio

Note: No instruction is provided during Open Studio. Prior clay experience is required. 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 $10 for a 25 lb bag.

Fee: $10/hr for teens & adults, $6/hr for kids under 13 (must be accompanied by an adult). Fee includes glazes and firings. Only work done during open pottery or a MAC class may be fired. All clay must be purchased at MAC.