Welcome to Clayspace

Clayspace is the premier, fully equipped ceramic studio and art gallery located in Columbus, Ohio. We offer classes and workshops instructed by experienced ceramic artists in a comfortable and supportive environment. It’s a community of people who share an interest in art and a love of clay. Students are encouraged to explore their creative potential, share ideas, and create personal works of art with clay.

Along with a full studio, Clayspace/Gallery 831 has a beautiful art gallery that has exhibited the works of students and both local and international artists. Each month a new artist is featured in the gallery. Stop in and see the amazing art before you spend some time in the studio creating your own art.


Registration for an 8 week class includes 8 weeks of instruction, materials, firing, open studio time during the session and a student gallery show at the end of the session. Evening classes meet from 6:30- 9:00 pm once a week for 8 weeks. Classes are small, ensuring students a high level of individual attention.

beginning wheel

Gay for Clay!
Thursday, March 2, 7-9 PM

Make a pottery project in good queer company! Join us in a relaxed and comfortable environment with friendly, helpful instruction from queer artist, Tara Polansky. Make and decorate a slab vase of your own design. No experience necessary.

$35 includes materials, instruction and firing.

Open Wheel at clayspace
Friday 6:30-8:30
Saturday 3:30 – 5:30 pm
Learn to throw in a relaxed and comfortable environment with friendly, helpful instruction! No experience necessary. We will teach you the basics and you’ll be able to make a few small pieces, even if you’ve never thrown before. Decorate your work with colored slips when you are done throwing. When the work is dry, we’ll fire it, put a clear glaze on the pieces, and then fire again. Only $50 per person. BYOB. Call ahead or book online below to reserve a wheel!

Valentines Day wheel

Girls Night Out
Thursday March 16

Spend an evening relaxing and creating at clayspace! Design and create a unique vase using soft clay slabs and basic handforming techniques with clayspace artist Tara Polansky. Bring the beverage of your choice, Tara will provide instruction and inspiration. You will decorate your creation with colored slips. We will fire your work then clear glaze it and fire it again. $40 per person. Your work will be ready about 3 weeks after the workshop.

Clay and Coffee
Saturday March 25, 1-3

Relax at clayspace over clay & coffee! On Saturday March 25 we will offer a handbuilding project you can finish in one visit. Participants will design and create a unique slab cup using soft clay slabs and basic hand building techniques. You can decorate your masterpiece with colored slips. $40 per person.

Last week!
49 Things: Art by Peggy Mintun
a solo exhibition featuring new and recent work by abstract expressionist artist Peggy Mintun
February 10- March 3, 2017
artist reception Friday February 10, 6-9 pm

Opening Friday, March 10
Verge of Desire
featuring new work by Claudia Rhoades