City Clay also offers:

  • Free Instructional Videos
  • Private Lessons
  • Order supplies and equipment

Need help figuring out how to set up at home? We can guide you in setting up a safe and efficient home studio, and save you money in the process.

Call or email us:  (434) 293-0808 or email.

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Private lesson with Steve Palmer

Video Classes


Dipping Glazes

Dipping bisque pots into a vat of glaze is an efficient way to glaze a lot of pots. In this video two teachers will show you the basics for successful single dip, double dipped, and how to glaze the interior of a pot with a different glaze than on the outside of the pot.

Two Ways to Wedge Clay

This video will show you two different ways to wedge clay so you can reclaim the many scraps of clay that can become a substantial amount of clay before you know it. You will also learn how to deal with clays that are thixotropic.


We worked hard to keep our community together over the past year. Our Zoom students shared their thoughts.

“I was a sceptic. But I am so grateful for my City Clay Zoom class, and it's been wonderful. It has given me the opportunity to stay creative, to continue to learn new things. It's inspiring to see how our little creative community of mud friends continues to thrive, even during Covid. I am absolutely happy with my class and heartily recommend City Clay Zoom classes to anyone wishing to build their skills.”

— Lily Travisano

“I joined the Zoom class hesitantly because I couldn’t figure out how it would work. I think I’m now on my 3rd or 4th Zoom class with Steve Palmer. It’s so much fun to be able to continue what I thoroughly enjoy. It takes my mind away from all the troubles. Sign up and you’ll see.”

— Cathy Horton

“Moving along with pottery. Huge shout out to City Clay in Charlottesville and our awesome instructor Randy Bill. I was not sure how a zoom throwing class would go but Randy has been fantastic.”  

—Michael Traber


700 Harris St. #104
Charlottesville, VA 22902




Wednesday 1 pm – 6 pm
Thursday 1 pm – 6 pm
Friday 1 pm – 5 pm
Saturday 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday 12 pm – 5 pm

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