Unleash Your Inner Artist at Delaware’s Pottery Studios

Whether you're a master of the craft or just getting started, pottery studios across Delaware offer lessons, workshops and space to create.

If you feel the creative itch and are on the lookout for a new hobby, sculpting and pottery are excellent options. The practice of molding something out of clay can be extremely therapeutic and fun for all ages. Plus, you walk away with a functional piece of art to put in your home or give as a gift.

Here are a few pottery studios to practice your craft or learn something new around Delaware.

The Delaware Contemporary

The Delaware Contemporary’s pottery studio offers an assortment of classes and workshops. Teaching artists at the Delaware Contemporary specialize in a variety of building techniques and can introduce you to the medium and language of clay through workshops. Each session offers the opportunity to learn clay-building techniques and finish a piece. Plus, add on a glazing session to learn glazing techniques and complete the piece with additional details.

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200 South Madison Street, Wilmington

The Art Studio

The Art Studio houses a large pottery community that includes potters at all skill levels. You can learn everything from hand-building and wheel throwing to glazing and firing techniques. Instructors and studio assistants are on-site to guide beginners. The pottery studio offers a general course of six three-hour classes that go over hand-building, throwing on a potter’s wheel and glazing. Single classes are also available for topics like ceramics, clay printing, wheel throwing and more. Register for classes online.

310 Kiamensi Road, Wilmington

Delaware Art Museum

The Delaware Art Museum offers ceramics classes in wheel throwing and hand-building at its on-site studio. Clay printing, glazing and other specialized classes are available as well.

2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington

 

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Romanick Pottery

The studio behind iconic custom growlers and steins for local businesses like Dogfish Head, Little Goat Coffee and Liquid Alchemy also offers pottery classes. Paul Romanick is a certified art teacher and master potter and has specialized and taught pottery in his studio for 30 years. Romanick hosts a variety of class types; more information can be found online.

391 Welsh Tract Road, Newark

Rehoboth Art League

Rehoboth Art League offers open studio time for members as well as a variety of classes for those interested in learning. You can find available sessions for classes online.

12 Dodds Lane, Rehoboth Beach

 

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Pottery Mason

This charming shop and studio in Rehoboth Beach offers shopping and workshops. Browse projects by talented on-site artisans or sign up for a one-time beginners workshop. For just $85, Audrey Mason provides tools, materials, clay and two hours of instruction. This is a great intro class for those trying pottery for the first time.

70 Rehoboth Avenue #110, Rehoboth Beach

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