The Frederick Clay Studio was founded in February 2011, as a spin off from The Little Pottery Shop. Today, the studio is a place for students of all skill levels to learn and grow. Whether you have never touched clay in your life and just thought it looked like fun, or you’re a hobbyist looking to advance your established knowledge of clay, we think you’ll find just what you’re looking for at The Frederick Clay Studio!


Over the past 6 years we have worked to educate our students about the possibilities of clay through class projects, off-site firings, workshops, and video potluck dinners. We have hosted raku firings and pit firings here at the studio. We have also participated in off-site firings at Baltimore Clayworks and Sherman Ceramics, firing with wood, and at the home of Denise Joyal, soda firing in her kiln.


Our workshops have been a highlight here at Frederick Clay Studio. We have hosted Kevin Crowe, Catherine White, Tony Clennell, Ellen Shankin, Gary Stevenson, Fong Choo, Kristen Kiefffer, Steven Hill, Dick Lehman, Linda Arbuckle, Bill van Guilder and many more. It has been our great pleasure to host these workshops and learn from these world class studio potters and educators who are leaders in the field of clay.


Our mission at the Frederick Clay Studio is to educate and expand our students’ knowledge of clay. To teach technical skill through hand-building, wheel courses, and glaze application, that will allow our students the ability to achieve their desired goals in clay. To enjoy and explore, together and individually, the possibilities that clay offers as a material with which we express our creativity. 

  • Wheel Classes

  • Handbuilding Classes

  • Sculpture Classes

  • Daily Firings

  • Opportunities for outside firings

  • Community Events

  • Talented Instructors

  • 20 in-house glazes

  • Underglazes and slips

  • Daily Open Studio hours

  • Sale Opportunities

  • Workshops with established potters

Open Studio Hours

  • Mondays 1-3pm

  • Tuesdays 12-3pm

  • Wednesdays 12-5pm

  • Thursdays 4:30-6pm

  • Fridays 9am-3pm

  • Saturdays 9am-3pm

  • Sundays 12-4pm


119 North East Street

Frederick Md 21701