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Hours of Operation: Open Daily, 10am-5pm

The Village Potters Clay Center is a vibrant creative community dedicated to the exploration of clay.

Check out our classes for beginners to advanced levels in wheel, hand building, sculpture, surface design, Cone 6 and cone 10 reduction firings, Wood and soda firings, Raku and Saggar firings, and speciality classes. We offer online classes and workshops and host both demonstrations and hands-on workshop experiences.
Read our Teaching Center Policies & Procedures here.

Please read our updated COVID-19 policies here.

Our center includes one of Western North Carolina’s premier galleries, with four showrooms, selling fine ceramic art and functional work representing our seven resident potters: Caroline Woolard, Judi Harwood, Julia Mann, Katie Messersmith, Lori Theriault, Ruth Fischer Rutkowsky and Sarah Wells Rolland.

We are open 7 day a week. *See calendar for hours during holidays

Online Education
Our very popular Study From Afar online pottery education is designed to inspire and equip the emerging ceramic artist. Sarah Wells Rolland has developed extensive ongoing live virtual classes, exploring multiple forms, and techniques, with an emphasis on skill building. These classes include recommended weekly projects, and opportunities to ask questions and share our work, Sarah likes to call “show and tell”. We host guest instructors on this platform as well.

We are also a Laguna Clay distributor and have a tool shop. Our Director of Operations, Lindsey Mudge, can assist all your clay needs.

We hope you will look around our website for more information and register for a class or workshop, and shop in our gallery.

Hours: Open Monday- Sunday, 10am-5pm 

The Village Potters is located at Riverview Station, in Asheville’s River Arts District, at 191 Lyman Street, #180.

Hours: Monday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm

828-253-2424 Gallery


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Proud member of the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce
We are proud to be a featured site on the Blue Ridge Craft Trails