We aim to enrich lives by teaching and promoting the ceramic arts

Clay Studio is a haven
for exploration in clay

We are a nonprofit 501(c)(3) creative hub for the Santa Barbara arts community and an
international destination for all who are passionate about exploring the ceramic arts


Facilities & Programming

We welcome the arts community to experience our
state-of-the-art facility and ever-expanding programming

Studio Features

  • Newly renovated 24,000 square foot facility
  • Outdoor glazing, clay pickup, drop-off and firing
  • 20 potter’s wheels for wheel throwing (available soon depending on COVID restrictions)
  • Stations for hand building throughout the studio (available soon depending on COVID restrictions)
  • A Potterbot Scara 3D printer for use with Potterware and Rhino modeling software
  • Dedicated kiln yard with 4 electric kilns, 4 gas kilns, raku kiln and Blaauw kiln
  • Photography room with professional equipment

Facility Amenities

  • Onsite gallery space open to the public
  • Private artist studio rental space
  • A library with adjoining outdoor fire pit
  • Lecture and conference rooms
  • Outdoor gathering area with seating and tables partially shaded by mature oak and palm trees surrounded by native California wildflowers
  • A full kitchen with a gas range stove, dishwasher, wine fridge and more
  • Bathrooms with showers throughout facility
  • Ample onsite parking


  • Classes, workshops and community events
  • Private lessons and corporate team building opportunities
  • Summer and after school programming for children
  • Artist talks, gallery openings and demos
  • Ongoing gallery exhibitions featuring work by local and national artists
  • Third Thursday Artist Showcases