NCECA PARTNER LINKS
NCECA enjoys strong partnerships with the leading firms that provide materials and services to the ceramics field.
Please patronize companies that support NCECA. Many offer exclusive discounts to NCECA members.
AMACO (American Art Clay Co., Inc.) was founded in 1919 and is a manufacturer of quality ceramic products including 12 non-toxic AMACO® low and high fire moist clays and 584 LEAD FREE glazes and underglazes. In 1934, AMACO® designed the first electric kiln for school and studio use. Today there are 11 models that provide 20+ years of service. AMACO® also makes the Brent® line of potter’s wheels, slab rollers, clay extruders, and ware carts. Brent® wheels are so dependable that they have earned the reputation as the ‘gold standard’ of potter’s wheels. For more information, visit amaco.com or call (800) 374-1600.
Founded in 1975, Bailey Pottery Equipment and Ceramic Supplies offer everything for the active pottery studio and ceramics department. We design and manufacture the most innovative pottery wheels, slab rollers, clay extruders, electric kilns, gas kilns, pugmills, and clay mixers in the world. We also represent the best brands of ceramic supplies, pottery tools, pottery equipment and pottery supplies at great discounts.
Blick Art Materials
Blick Art Materials, our family owners and dedicated staff support the Visual Art Community by providing the widest selection of art supplies at the lowest prices. With extraordinary service and integrity, we strive to provide artists, educators, students, and our employees with the tools, assistance, and training they need to grow, innovate, and reach their creative potential.
Bracker’s Good Earth Clays
Based in Lawrence, KS, we supply potters, schools, universities, and hobbyists in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, Arkansas and beyond! Bracker’s is dedicated to providing quality products and accurate information and advice. With 30 years experience and counting, why go anywhere else?
Cedar Heights, part of Resco Products, Inc., has been providing consistent, dry, air-floated clays for over 60 years. Redart and Goldart are industry standards for many time honored clay bodies, while new CHC recipes are developed by artists every year. Our clay products are supplemented by other refractory kiln furniture for hobbyists and heavy industry. CoreLite Hollow Kiln Shelves are just the latest product offered by Cedar Heights Clay distributors throughout the US.
The Ceramic Shop
The Ceramic Shop is an Online Pottery Supplier with a walk in showroom located in Philadelphia. We offer a full selection of equipment, kilns, clays, glazes, repair services and more. Not only do we sell ceramic supplies we make them. Look for the Hydro-Bat, and Roselli Stilt products world wide.
Chinese Clay Art Corp
We offer low prices on Chinese products, for example, patented texture mats and newly invented clay tools, Chinese traditional and hand-made items and brushes, English versions of Chinese ceramic art related books, and unique collectible ceramic art works. Most of our products are imported direct from manufacturers in China.
5% on all ceramic art supplies (clay tools, brushes, ceramic materials, books and accessories).
For discounts, please call 1-800-689-2529 or 408-343-3919 Please let them know you are a NCECA member
Ceramica Collet S.A. – SIO-2
Founded in 1874 in Barcelona (Spain), we are a company which manufactures ceramic clays for industry, pottery and artistic ceramics, and natural clay for education, fine arts and crafts.
Our target is to innovate, developing products made with natural clay which, in its many applications, satisfy the high requirements of our customers. Our Quality System, certified according to ISO 9001:2008, is the setting for continuous improvement. Social Responsibility and respect and care for the Environment are two fundamental points in the philosophy of our firm.
Continental Clay Company
Continental Clay mixes more than 28 unique stock clay bodies as well as custom blended recipes for Colleges, Universities and K-12 schools, production potters and fine artists.
Locations in both Minneapolis, MN and Denver, CO serving the Northern, Midwest and Southwest States. Our reputation for technical support is known by customers throughout the country.
We are a proud distributor for all major ceramic equipment brands and glaze companies.
Coyote Clay & Color
Coyote Clay & Color manufactures a line of unique and beautiful cone 6 glazes for electric kilns.
We also make a line of high fire underglazes which hold their color from cone 6 to cone 10.
Cress Manufacturing Company Inc.
Cress is a leader in the industry of manufacture of electric kilns and furnaces. We are an organization that provides services and goods for the ceramics and pottery industry. Our goal is to achieve an excellent product to satisfy the needs and requirements of our customers.
Georgies Ceramic and Clay Co.
Home of Georgies cone 6 Gloss and Sculptural/Textural glaze lines.
Georgies also manufactures clays for professional or school use, as well
as custom tile bodies. We specialize in customer service!
The True Centering & Trimming Tool Since 1978.
- Learn how the Giffin Grip actually centers your pots for trimming!
- Discover how the Flex Slider III trims any shape!
The Original Hi Roller
The Original Hi Roller is a true innovation in slab making equipment for the studio potter, pottery classrooms, and the ceramics industry. The vertical orientation is an obvious space-saving breakthrough but it is the less apparent elements of this design which truly makes the Original Hi Roller a pleasure to use.
KC Clay Guild
The KC Clay Guild is a non-profit ceramic arts studio with the mission, “To provide a supportive environment in which the clay community can meet, share knowledge, experience, and promote public awareness of the ceramic arts and foster creative and economic growth.” We offer adult and children’s classes year round, sponsor the “Teabowl National”, the Holiday sale which provides members an opportunity to sell their work, and also sponsor several other based activities throughout the year. Everyone is welcome!
Laguna Clay Company
Laguna Clay Company offers over 200 stock clays and HUNDREDS of custom clay bodies and one of the most extensive lead free glaze selections available anywhere. Providing quality equipment, tools, technical service and local distributors world wide.
L&L Kiln Mfg
L&L Kiln Mfg is dedicated to making the most durable electric ceramic kilns in the world today.
We have sizes from under one cubic foot to over 100 cubic feet, top-loaders, front-loaders, bell-lift kilns,
special kilns for sculpture, test kilns – in all the largest range of any kiln manufacturer in the United States,
and if you include our industrial division, possibly the world.
Mayco is the manufacturer of over 500 ceramic glaze products and other art materials for potters, studios, ceramic hobbyists, schools, and commercial producers of fine ceramic tableware and giftware. Mayco now offers Stoneware, Raku and Crystalline glazes specifically for the clay artist.
Mecca Pottery Tools was established in 1999 by Stanley Hurst with the goal to combine his passions of woodworking and pottery into one. The result was the ability to provide innovative products that meet the various needs potters come across during projects. Being hand built in the USA with a unique design process results in no two parts being exactly alike, making each part like a one off creation. Mecca Pottery Tools follows the moto “Impressions Last A Lifetime, So Make a Good One” and strives to provide that to each and every customer.
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MKM Pottery Tools
MKM Pottery Tools specializes in innovative and high quality pottery tools to help potters do what they do best – create beautiful pots. MKM tools are designed by a potter, Rick McKinney, and tested by potters at Fired Earth Pottery to make sure they work well with clay. All MKM stamps and rollers are carved using rotary CNC machines by MKM employees who are committed to quality. Quality wood, quality design, quality carving, quality finish, and, of course, quality service; these are what define MKM tools.
Milestone Decal Art LLC
Milestone Decal Art provides high quality open stock and custom decal printing services for artists and designers. Our fresh and unique stock decal designs add class, not kitsch, to your work. As ceramic image specialists, we provide the highest quality decals possible. Using our digital and silkscreen printing systems, we can turn your photographs, illustrations, logos and clip art into custom ceramic decal transfers. As a full-service decal printer, we print all color types including gold luster, silver luster and copper luster.
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Minnesota Clay Co.
Minnesota Clay Co. has been serving the ceramic community for over 50 years, selling high quality clay, glazes and ceramics products. We are a manufacturer and distributor supplying schools, universities, camps, professional artists, hobbyists, and taxidermists.
Minnesota Clay is a family owned and operated company. We take pride in our production quality, in-stock readiness and outstanding customer service. We manufacturer over 20 clay low and high fire bodies along with our 31 Colored clay bodies and 9 Rainbow Air Dry clay bodies. We also produce 90 low and mid/high fire glazes and 20 different underglazes to please and artist’s palette.
We are the producers of the ever popular Potter’s Pads, Potter’s Pens, Choxils and Graffito. Our unique specialty products are in such a demand that we have over 30 distributors selling our products in the USA and around the world.
North Star Equipment
For over forty years North Star Equipment has manufactured quality, AMERICAN MADE slab rollers, extruders, custom & stock extruder dies, studio work tables, ware trucks, shelving systems, damp & drying cabinets & throwing bats. Most of our products carry lifetime warranties and our customer service is the best in the industry. Visit our website for a list of authorized distributors.
Olympic Kilns manufacturers gas and electric kilns for ceramics, glass, heat-treating, and any material needing high firing temperature furnaces. We build small 120 volt models to large production car kilns. Custom kilns quoted upon request.
Oneida Air Systems
Oneida Air Systems is an American manufacturing company that produces the Dust Cobra. The Dust Cobra is a certified, full unit HEPA vacuum that meets EPA RRP requirements including lead. It has three times the air performance of most shop vacuums and can be used stationary or mobile with up to 100 ft. of hose. The ultra-high efficiency cyclone shape helps the Cobra to separate up to 99% of the material before it reaches the filter and deposits it into a plastic bag lined 17 gallon steel drum. The HEPA replacement filters are reasonably priced and can be obtained through Oneida or any big box store. It includes a Rapid Pulse cleaning bar that cleans your filter during use without having to remove the filter. It is perfect for cleaning up dry clay and glazes. The air that comes out of the Dust Cobra is hospital grade. No more dangerous sweeping.
Founded as a family company in 1948, Paragon Industries, L.P. manufactures high quality top- and front-loading pottery kilns in Mesquite, Texas USA. We take the time to listen to our customers and improve our products to meet the changing needs of the potter. The drive for continual design improvements has made Paragon an industry standard for kiln design, as many of our ideas have been subsequently used by our competitors. We use high quality suppliers–Orton Ceramics, for example, makes our digital controllers. We know your time and materials are valuable, so we continually develop new products that ensure consistent and repeatable firings. We have two full-time design engineers and full sheet metal manufacturing capability in the factory for fast design and manufacture of custom kilns.
Peter Pugger is the only pugmill manufacturer with fully integrated capabilities. All Peter Pugger equipment is engineered, manufactured, and assembled right here in Northern California, USA.
Segers Pottery Tools
Segers Pottery Tools. Handcrafted from start to finish, handmade in the USA. Made from exotic woods and materials.
Shimpo Ceramics, a division of Nidec-Shimpo America Corporation, manufactures and distributes ceramic equipment worldwide to the satisfaction of artists, teachers, students and businesses of all cultures. For nearly half a century we’ve been committed to continuing global traditions in making ceramic products for use in the home, in architecture and as art.
Offering Exclusive Specials for NCECA Members. Print your order request and FAX to 630-924-0340. All orders will be processed once a week.
Specifying and supplying the highest quality silicon carbide kiln shelves, kiln furniture systems and high temperature kiln building materials available at fair market prices. We are devoted to the needs of potters, clay educators and glass artists. Home of Advancer® kiln shelves and GlazeEraser® grinding disk.”
Soldner Clay Mixers are still being manufactured with the same quality construction developed by founder Paul Soldner. Most Soldner mixers are still in service, even some of the earliest ones built more than 30 years ago. Every effort is made to insure this same quality in our new mixers. Soldner clay mixers are a fast and efficient way of mixing fresh clay from powder or reprocessing scrap clay into a useable consistency. There are no sharp blades or augers but rather the clay is pushed against the stationary mixing bars by a slowly rotating concrete tub.
Spectrum Glazes is unique among ceramic glaze suppliers in that we focus exclusively on producing the highest quality, most colorful and diverse selection of fired finishes available anywhere. All of our energies are devoted to manufacturing glazes and other ceramic coatings.
Speedball Art Products
For over a hundred years Speedball has been producing tools and supplies for artists, art teachers and students — all at an exceptional value. All of Speedball’s bright, vibrant ceramic glazes carry the ACMI AP label, giving you the comfort of knowing they’ve been tested and found to be non-toxic. Art stores will love the promotional programs and discount schedule we offer on glazes. Teachers will appreciate the easy cleanup and full line of non-toxic colors. Artists will love the quality and value.
Standard Ceramic Supply Company
Manufacturer of pugged, de-aired clay bodies and casting slips.
Tucker’s Pottery Supplies Inc.
Tucker’s Pottery Supplies Inc. was established in 1975 and it’s sister company ,Cone Art Kilns Inc., was established in 1982.
Both companies operate out of Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada which is part of Toronto.
Tucker’s manufactures clay and glazes and carries an extensive line of pottery supplies.
Cone Art Kilns manufactures a line of pottery and glass kilns and is known for the double wall, extra insulated electric kilns that it produces.
Royal & Langnickel
Royal & Langnickel Brush manufactures an extensive line of brushes and tools for the ceramic artist and studio owner. If you are looking for hake, bamboo, glaze or detail brushes, we’ve got you covered with thousands of different brushes and tools. The line also includes a variety of sponges and fine art materials. Look for Royal & Langnickel quality products through your local distributor or dealer.
Vent A Kiln
Vent A Kiln Corporation has been manufacturing and distributing overhead kiln ventilation systems for over 30 years. Vent A Kiln’s “canopy” type overhead system utilizes a close capture design unique in the kiln venting industry. We all know heat rises. Undesirable fumes typically found through normal leakage from all kilns closely follows that heat. Our overhead kiln ventilation system takes undesirable heat and fumes safely, efficiently, and economically away from the application area.
Create Matching Sets with WiziWig Profile Ribs- 18 gauge, rust-resistant stainless steel ribs that turn wheel-thrown cylinders into matching shapes. Keep your studio healthy with ClayShield – a trimming guard designed to fit most splash pans and allow for less “crunching” and more reclaiming of clay scraps! Home of GlazeCal – Your Glaze Makin’ Cheat Sheet. GlazeCal converts glaze recipe percentages into the correct gram weights. Please visit our website to learn about all of our products and where to purchase them.
Access Ceramics is a growing collection of images of contemporary ceramics by recognized artists. Browseable by numerous fields, it is designed for use by artists, arts educators, scholars, curators and the general public.
Ceramic Publications Company
For members at NCECA Annual Conference
20% discount on all books, Free Ceramic Arts Buyers Guide, Free issue of Ceramics Monthly, Free issue of Pottery Making Illustrated, Free NCECA Preview Guide. On our website-5 FREE online books
Ceramics Art and Perception
Your contact with the ceramics community in Ireland.
Now in its 60th year, Ceramics Monthly focuses on clay from the maker’s perspective. With material based firmly in tradition, with thought and practice always reaching toward the future, Ceramics Monthly brings the intersection of clay and contemporary culture right to your studio.
World-class potters and artists share their advice and techniques. What’s the next breakthrough in your art? From studio processes to aesthetic content, from glaze recipes to the science behind them, you’ll find all of it in each issue of CM.
Clay Times® is one of the world’s favorite ceramics magazines, serving studio potters and professional clay artists, teachers and students of the ceramic arts, art critics and ceramic researchers, museum curators and ceramic art collectors, clay hobbyists, and pottery enthusiasts of all kinds. Each issue of Clay Times covers all aspects of pottery making including wheel throwing and handbuilding, decorating and firing, step-by-step pottery projects, glaze formulation and recipes for low, mid-range, and high-fire glazes; clay tools, supplies, and equipment; ceramics studio health and safety; kiln-building, maintenance, repair, and troubleshooting; clay artist profiles and inspiring photos of their works and studios; teaching techniques, useful pottery tips, ceramic world news and events, ceramic art exhibits, educational programs in clay, and potters’ philosophies.
La Ceramica Moderna & Antica
“La Ceramica Moderna & Antica” is an historical magazine in the field of ceramics. This is a journal of technical and cultural information, reference point since years for all those who work in this area. The magazine, with almost 40 years of history, represents the head of the Italian ceramics, being sculpture, unique piece, use objects, furnishings or design. It is distributed in Italy through a mailing list highly qualified, and abroad, thanks to the numerous fairs where the Publisher participates with its journals in addition to numerous markets and specific events on ceramics. The magazine maintains strong links with Faenza, place of origin of the heading, and the cities of ancient ceramic tradition.
The magazine is sent by post both in Italy and abroad to extremely qualified subscribers: craftsmen, art schools and galleries, collectors, manufacturers, distributors and dealers in the field of giftware and houseware, Italian Chambers of Commerce in Italy and abroad, Ice (the Italian institute for the promotion of foreign trade) offices in Italy and abroad, Italian and foreign buyers, and it is distributed on the occasion of the most important fairs in Italy and abroad. It can be also found in some prestigious bookstores and in the bookshops of some important museums of applied arts.
The magazine has a whole section dedicated to the Italian Association “Towns of Ceramics” (Associazione Italiana Città della Ceramica – AiCC). It is member of Operae Milò Association and of ICMEA – International ceramic Magazines Editors Association.
For NCECA Members there is a 20% discount on subscriptions and purchase of single copies and other publications of the Publishing House.
The Log Book
The Log Book is the quarterly international publication for woodfirers and those interested in woodfiring and wood-fired ceramics – professional potters/artists, educators, students and enthusiasts. Now in its tenth year of publication, The Log Book is recognized as a significant resource documenting the aesthetics, materials, and processes of international wood-fired ceramics. Articles are published on historical, traditional and contemporary woodfiring, together with reports on specialist woodfire related events worldwide. Reviews of book, videos, and DVDs of relevance to woodfiring are also included.
The Studio Potter
We are a non-profit organization celebrating over 40 years of commitment to the publication of THE STUDIO POTTER journal. Centered in studio practice, THE STUDIO POTTER promotes discussion of technology, criticism, aesthetics, and history within the ceramics community.
Since 1836, Alfred University (initially as the Alfred Select School) has been a visionary leader in higher education offering the first truly co-educational curriculum in the country and opening its doors to students of diverse backgrounds.
Since1900, through an act of the New York State Legislature, the New York State College of Ceramics was established as a statutory unit of Alfred University.
As a result, two schools of international reputation have grown, the Inamori School of Engineering and the School of Art and Design.
Today, the School of Art and Design continues in the innovative and visionary tradition of its past to offer a true multi-disciplinary environment for creative and scholarly research in art.
Appalachian Center for Craft
The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree concentration in clay offered by the Appalachian Center for Craft, a satellite campus of Tennessee Tech University, emphasizes a strong foundation in materials and techniques, broad competency in a variety of firing processes and operation of studio equipment, development of personal concept and direction, and a thorough exploration of historical and contemporary ceramics. Also available at the Craft Center is a non-degree Craft Certificate program, an Artist in Residence program, and clay workshops.
Australian National University
The Ceramics Workshop provides students with a stimulating environment and a wide range of opportunities to explore, work and research in the ceramics medium. Students are taught by professionally active staff of high reputation, and past students from the workshop have gone on to careers as studio artists, arts administrators, public and landscape artists, curators and teachers, as well as production throwers in design centres and commercial potteries.
Bowling Green State University
Because of the diversity within our degree programs, the nature of our courses varies to include studio experience, art historical investigation, theoretical inquiry, and practical experience.
Center for Creative Economies: Piedmont Techinical College
The Professional Pottery program at Piedmont Technical College is designed to offer a comprehensive education in the craft of handmade ceramics, and in the discipline of making a living doing what you love. Whether you’re interested in traditional pottery, or contemporary design, ample studio time and in-depth, one-on-one instruction will provide you with the opportunity to sharpen your skills and to develop your voice and identity as a clay artisan.
Florida State University
The Department of Art is one of the largest and most comprehensive departments in the College of Visual Arts, Theatre & Dance. Studio Art and Design at Florida State emphasizes interdisciplinary thinking and offers diverse opportunities for creative development and expression on both the graduate and undergraduate levels. We are proud of the accomplishments of our esteemed faculty, who provide guidance in the skills necessary for not only artistic creation, but also in expressing contemporary issues through their visual arts.
For more than forty years, The Ceramics Program of the Office for the Arts at Harvard has offered a creative learning environment for a dynamic mix of students, artists and professionals from Harvard University, greater Boston, and the international community. Offering courses and workshops for adults of all levels over three semesters, the program also collaborates with a wide range of academic departments at Harvard to expand knowledge of the clay material across many disciplines.
In 2013, the Ceramics Program moved into a new state-of-the-art facility at 224 Western Avenue in the Allston neighborhood of Boston. Opportunities for ceramic artists include our Artist in Residence Program, exhibition opportunities in our dedicated exhibition space, Gallery 224, and private studio rental.
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts is an international craft school located on the Atlantic Ocean in Deer Isle, Maine. The school offers intensive studio-based workshops in a variety of craft media including clay, glass, metals, paper, blacksmithing, weaving, woodworking and more. Programs range from short workshops to two-week sessions and anyone may participate, from beginners to advanced professionals.
The Graduate School at Hood College
Celebrating over 40 years, the Graduate School at Hood College promotes professional expertise in an academic environment that encourages discovery, application and integration of knowledge. Our interactive graduate classes are held on campus in Frederick, Maryland and are taught by world-class faculty. Hood offers 14 Master’s degrees and 7 Certificate/Certification programs.
Jacksonville University, located in northeast Florida, is proud of its heritage as a private, liberal arts institution rooted in experiential learning. The University’s balanced approach to coeducational curriculums provides degree tracks addressing the diverse interests, curiosities, and educational needs of the total individual. Small class sizes mean a lot of one-on-one work with instructors, professors, and visiting artists. The College of Fine Arts and its students are an important contributor to the fabric of creative experience, college life, and the community. While the Core Curriculum exposes students to the broad spectrum of human thought and accomplishment, specialization whether commercial, technical or artistic is provided within the art major. JU offers academic programs for traditional undergraduate and low-residency graduate study. Learn at JU and grow as an individual.
Kansas City Art Institute
Celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2010 and noted for its ceramics program, the Kansas City Art Institute is a private, independent four-year college of art and design awarding the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with majors in animation, art history, ceramics, digital filmmaking, digital media, fiber, graphic design, illustration, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and studio art with an emphasis on creative writing. KCAI also hosts Current Perspectives, a free public lecture series; free exhibitions at its HR Block Artspace gallery; and evening, weekend and summer classes in art, design, multimedia studies and desktop publishing for children, youth and adults. Founded in 1885, KCAI is Kansas City’s oldest arts organization.
The K-State ceramics program fosters an interdisciplinary and challenging learning environment. Our MFA and BFA programs are designed to prepare students for careers in the arts through rigorous research, experimentation, and conceptual development.
A premier, not-for-profit, applied liberal arts and business university – Marylhurst offers bachelor’s degree completion programs, master’s degrees, courses, continuing education and impressive arts, music and cultural events. Discover what this small, private NW university called Marylhurst can do for you.
Oregon College of Art and Craft
Oregon College of Art and Craft is a leading, uniquely small, mentor-based college where students are individually guided to become successful artists and professionals in the fields of creative practice, business, and industry. Students work in small classes with renowned faculty, artists-in-residence, and fellow students to explore innovative, cross-media approaches to making, experiential learning, and conceptual thinking. Located in Portland, our community reflects the ethos that values the hand-made, locally sourced, and ethically entrepreneurial. OCAC is a place where ideas are realized.
Pocosin Arts is dedicated to nurturing creativity through arts education. Located a few steps from the banks of the Scuppernong River we are surrounded by water, wildlife and the natural beauty of Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, making it an ideal place to leave your daily routine behind and immerse yourself in one of our creative workshops. We offer evening, weekend, one-day and one-week workshops in metals, clay, photography, drawing, painting, textiles and more. Pocosin Arts also offers artist residencies that are tailored to the needs of individual artists.
Penland School of Craft
Penland School of Craft is a national center for craft education dedicated to helping people live creative lives. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Penland offers one-, two-, and eight-week workshops in books & paper, clay, drawing, glass, iron, metals, photography, printmaking and letterpress, textiles, and wood. The school also sponsors artists’ residencies, community education programs, and a craft gallery. Penland’s focus on excellence, its long history, and its inspiring, retreat setting have made it a model of experiential education. Penland is a nonprofit, tax-exempt institution.,
Peters Valley School of Craft
Peters Valley School of Craft is located in Northern New Jersey within the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. We offer immersive workshops in all craft disciplines led by world renowned visiting artists. Our ceramic studios offer wheel, sculptural, surface design and a fabulous array of kilns including gas, electric, soda, salt, raku, noborigama, anagama and experimental kilns. Come Explore with us. www.petersvalley.org 973-948-5200.
Saratoga Clay Arts Center
Saratoga Clay Arts Center was founded in 2011 by Jill Fishon-Kovachick, a life-long clay artist, dedicated to bringing forth an exceptional facility for all those interested in working with clay. SCAC is a regional clay arts center located in upstate New York just 8 miles from the resort city of Saratoga Springs. SCAC’s goal is to promote ceramic arts and to provide a place for people to work in clay at all levels, learn to hone and develop their skills and create a community focused on collaboration with faculty, visiting clay artists and students.
The 13,000 SF facility is home to 30 clay artists and includes private and shared studio space, a large classroom, glaze room, kiln room and the Schacht Gallery. Gallery exhibitions feature work of local, regional, national and international clay artists on a rotating basis. Classes are offered to adults and children at all levels. Workshops are held on a regular basis year-round and participants have traveled from as far away as Hawaii, California and Florida.