The Clay Studio

PAC's Clay Studio purpose is to educate the Greater Parkersburg Area and surrounding communities about the whimsical world of clay!  

The Clay Studio is a safe, efficient, and an inspirational place where everyone can explore potting skills such as wheel-throwing, hand-building or sculpting....and all at a very affordable price. We want to make clay available to potters of all ages and experience levels.  The Clay Studio consists of two classrooms, one for hand building and one for wheel throwing.  Our brand new Multi-Purpose classroom is used for hand building and has ample space available.  The RC Sims Clay Lab is dedicated to the memory of "Doc" Sims and features our nine electric wheels and is used for wheel throwing classes.  

Become an open studio member to have access to all the clay studio has to offer for only $30 a month.  Members may purchase clay for $30 for 50lbs including glaze fee.  Just call the Art Center for more information on how to get started or find The Clay Studio at the Parkersburg Art Center on Facebook.   

Clay Studio offerings:

  • Wheel throwing studio, the RC Sims Clay Lab
  • New expanded hand building Multi-Purpose studio
  • Nine electric wheels
  • Slap Roller
  • Pug Mill 
  • Extruder
  • Air Purifiers
  • Made in studio glazes
  • Two Kilns
  • Plenty of work space and storage area

Check out some of our clay classes for adults, children, and also FineTime artful parties by clicking on the links.  

Our doors are open during PAC business hours, and many evenings, too. If you've ever wanted to try pottery, this is the place to be!


Ribbon Cutting for new Multi-Purpose Classroom and Dedication of the RC Sims Clay Lab:  February 22, 2018