Happy 2014 from Carla's Clay
Here is what's going on:

Carla's Clay offers classes for all ages and all abilities. Handbuilding, Wheelthrowing, Sculpture. We also offer a variety of firing techniques. We have a huge selection of ceramic supplies. Highwater Clays, Glazes ,Tools and Kiln supplies. And the finest Clay Gallery around.

August Newsletter


Read Our August Newsletter & see what is going on.

Narrative Sculpture in Clay with Patricia Gawle


TUESDAY, AUGUST 12 | 10am - 4pm | sculpting your story in clay

TUESDAY, AUGUST 19 | 10am - 4pm | glazing and finishing your work

Patricia Gawle, Fine Arts graduate of the Ringling School of Art & Design and former owner of The Plum Door Art Studio & Gallery in the Towles Court Artist Colony, will be offering a two-day Workshop in Narrative Sculpture in Clay.

In 2008, Patricia moved to Puerto Vallarta where she began digging and processing her own clay in the little mountain town of El Tuito, just south of Puerto Vallarta. She began studying with local master, Luis Solorio and adopted the traditional Mexican hand-building techniques used by the ancient Mayan and Aztec cultures. She will teach you these techniques as well as lead you through her world of story-telling through art. You will be working in red earthenware clay and finishing your pieces using underglazes.

Because of time constraints, this workshop will deal with the human form, though if enough interest exists, we may be able to form a second workshop for those who may want to create animal sculptures…

$220 plus clay. Includes use of tools, firing and glazes. Bring your lunch or visit local options. Contact Carla’s Clay or Patricia at plumdoorart@yahoo.com for more information

Clay Date Birthday Party. A Girl's Night Out. Bachelorette Bash. Just for Fun.

Clay Date

Fun for all ages! Must have at least 4 people for days and 6 for evening hours. Bring food and drink and make it a party!

$15 per hour per person, and includes instruction, materials and firing.

Thursday evening classes cancelled until September. New Saturday Hours 10AM - 2PM.

Clay Days Mondays, August 4 1-3PM

Creative Kids

Carla will be teaching a half day of camp during four weeks of the Art Center’s Creative Kids Summer Art Camp. Campers will learn handbuilding techniques: pinching, extruding and slabbing clay. The created clay pieces will be fired and painted or glazed that week of camp.

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Carla's Clay is your number one source for everything related to clay and ceramics. We offer a variety of workshops, gallery shows, and other events for everyone in our area to enjoy. Our goal at Carla's Clay is to enhance our creative tendencies and explore all sorts of possibilities.

One of our featured firing techniques, displayed in the images above, is called "Raku" Firing. It is an ancient Japanese firing technique which involves removing pottery from the gas fueled kiln at 1838 degrees Farenheit. We then place the pottery in containers that are filled with combustible material, creating a reduced oxygen atmosphere. Ultimately, producing beautiful colors or black carboned surfaces depending on the glaze or the lack of a glaze on the pots. On occasion, we place horse tail hair on the pots and it will leave beautiful black lines, as you see on the pot above.

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