The ClayGround Studio & Gallery
is what you make it…
and where you make it.
The art of fused glass blends your painter brain with your architect brain. You will cut pieces of thin, colorful glass and arrange them like a puzzle, layering them over one another to design patterns or simple images. When we fire your piece in the kiln, the pieces fuse together to capture your vision.
When was the last time you played in the mud? Or left the daily grind behind? How long has it been since you connected with friends or coworkers? The ClayGround lets you do all of that! Put on your play clothes, tie back your hair and stop by. It’s a wheel-y great time for anyone.
Anyone can come into their first mosaic class and walk away with something beautiful. With guidance from your instructor, you will learn how to cut and crush glass into the shapes you want, or chose pieces that are already cut. You can also choose to use glass mosaic tiles or beads. It’s always up to you!
What is The ClayGround Studio & Gallery?
It’s a quirky little place in a quaint little town called Old Ellicott City. We offer classes in pottery, fused glass and mosaics, and we feature more than 50 local artists in our gallery. The ClayGround is a place for fun and inspiration, where you can try something new. Or a place for calm and creativity, where you get into your zone. With any class you choose, your experiences will stay with you … and you will always remember who you were with when you created your piece.
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As the State and the County begin to reopen, we've given careful consideration to how best to proceed for our staff, our artists, our customers and the general public. At this juncture, there is no “going back to the way it was” and reopening requires a lot of thought and preparation for everyone's protection. So, we’ve decided to not yet reopen to the general public at this time, but we will continue to allow pick-ups of customer art pieces. We will…
If you’ve ever pushed your hands into a piece of wet clay, you’ll likely have a sense of the therapeutic properties of the material. The physicality of clay, and its vast potential for creativity, have attracted artists, artisans, and amateurs for centuries. Those...
One of my favorite parts to the day is chatting with our customers... whether they are attending one of our classes, or browsing the gallery, or just stopping in for coffee. It really is wonderful to connect with people, albeit usually only for a short period, and...
The Potter's Wheel dates back many centuries past when clay was coiled on Lathe as it is sometimes understood, or leaves and mats eventually helped by the turning of the Wheel of the Potter. Skill, coordination and focus were demanded his craft then as is the...