This unpretentious and bustling center is a wonderful place for learning how to spin a wheel, and also for buying some of the prettiest pots and pitchers, all fired in the gallery's four huge gas-powered kilns. Gallery exhibits change every month, and there are workshops and lectures by renowned artists for those looking to perfect their craft.
The Clay Art Center is a nationally recognized nonprofit ceramic art center is not just an adult art center, it has some of the best kids’ art programs around. Perhaps your eight-year-old would like the eight-week “Clay Afternoons” class, in which she can learn about the magic of molding and creating with clay. Got a teen at home? Sign him up for “Teens on Wheels,” a 10-week intro to working on the potter’s wheel. All classes are reasonably priced, too—$145 to $245 for members and $155 to $255 for non-members.