Giving THANKS

Happy Thanksgiving!! We here at MCP are taking a break from preparing and firing pottery for our December 6th Holiday Sale to enjoy some time around the table with family and friends.

As a result we will be closed Wednesday 11/27 to Friday 11/29. Drop-In hours will resume on Small Business Saturday 11/30 1-5pm.

As I reflect upon what I have to be thankful for I can’t help but think of the amazing community of makers and friends that has developed over the past nine years at Midwest Clay Project. I am excited to see how MCP grows and develops as we embark on filling out our new studio space!

Holiday Sale DEC 6th 5-9pm

Join us at 2040 Winnebago 12/6 5-9pm for our annual Holiday Sale

Midwest Clay Project is proud to co-sponsor this year’s Atwood Winnebago Winter Festival! Stop by our studio to buy one-of-a-kind gifts, try your hand on the potter’s wheel, or sign up for a class. This family-friendly event offers the opportunity to chat with the artists, watch process demonstrations, try throwing a pot, enjoy refreshments, and purchase from a selection of the latest and greatest ceramics produced by some of MCP’s current studio members. Cash or cards only please.

Sign UP for Late Fall Classes

Wondering what to do for fun as the weather turns cold?

Now is the time to sign up for a clay class at Midwest Clay Project! We have spaces open in our Late Fall Classes. This session runs 10/29 – 12/14 (no classes the week of Thanksgiving) and classes meet once per week. Make your holiday gifts from scratch this season or treat yourself to an enjoyable experience and make new friends in our clay community!

See more details or skip to our online enrollment process. Classes take place at 2040 Winnebago St.

Gallery Night Oct 4th 5-9pm

Stop in to Midwest Clay Project this Friday, October 4th, 5-9pm to check out this Fall’s Gallery Night exhibition and sale. We will have an eclectic selection of Studio Members’ work on view, refreshments available, and live making demonstrations throughout the evening! Come early for the best selection!

From left to right: (top row) Vanessa Ash, Deborah Grunwald, Nate Trettin, Hillary Thompson, (second row) Nadia Niggli, Rachel Imsland, Mary Pulliam, Brian Kluge

We will also have Brooke Norstead from the UW-Madison Geology Museum onsite during the event with geological samples of raw materials commonly used in ceramic glaze recipes. Prepare to be amazed!

Quartz crystal (SiO2)

Bodgery Grand Opening

Our future neighbor, The Bodgery, will be holding a Grand Opening event today 9/21/19, 12-5pm at 740 Oscar Ave. Stop by to see all the cool making possibilities available at their new 14,000 sf location! MCP will be set up next door with information about what is coming this October for us at 742 Oscar Ave! See you there!

Coming Soon: MCP at 742 Oscar Ave.

Happy 4th of July

We’re taking a break and hope you enjoy some well-earned time off as well! Midwest Clay will have reduced hours the week of July 1-6. No open studio drop-in or general hours available this week. Please email with questions or requests.

Members may enjoy continued access, but studio services (kilns, clay, and glazes) will be suspended 7/4-7/6. Students, please feel free to take advantage of the alternate schedule emailed to you.