Clay Owen Studios

Center for lost art forms!

Welcome to Clay Owen Studios

The studio is open Wednesday to Friday from Noon to Eight as well as Saturday from Noon to Five by appointment. If you need to stop by the studio please let us know ahead of time. We are open for walk ins on Sundays from Noon to 5pm for pick ups and finishing projects.


We are closed Monday and Tuesday. Except to members who can use the work areas when the office is closed. 


Our address is 7721 Schoon Street Unit 2 Anchorage Ak 99518. To get to the studio we are adjacent to King Street on the same road as the Dimond Red Robin. Our building is on the corner of Schoon and East 77th Avenue. 


If you need to contact the studio or ask us a question please use the link at the bottom of this page.


If you are interested in an event that was posted to Facebook but is no longer available on our page the event is sold out. Please contact us and we will put you on a wait list in the event a space becomes available in the class.


Introductory Pottery Class


This class is held on Wednesdays and Thursday from 6:30pm- 7:30pm. This is an hour long introductory session to introduce students to wheel thrown pottery. This class is for ages sixteen and up, due to forearm strength. We can take up to five people in this class. Students will make up to two bowls, the cost of the class covers two 3lb lumps of clay, the trimming of these bowls by studio staff, the bisque firing, and the glazing and glaze firing. This class is not a gaurentee of a finished project this is art and we can not be responsible for what happens in our kiln. No refund will be issued for projects that explode or stick to the kiln shelf. By the time you get this schedule these classes may already be full please be sure to allow the studio a weeks notice before class date for booking. It will take one to two weeks for your pottery to dry and be fired. After which we will email you to arrange another date for you to come in and glaze. You must come into glaze 30 days from our email notification or your pottery will be donated and no refund will be issued we have limited space in our studio.


The price of the class is $45 per person, no refund will be given for a cancelled class once the spot is booked. We are a small studio and depend on our classes staying full.  Please do not bring dogs or small children to our class. We love both at the studio but need to have students focused in this class. Students can check out seperately or email us and we can send them a paypal invoice which makes it easier to check out for large groups.


Students must pay for class at the time of booking, if you cancel two weeks before your class we can issue a refund but we must have a form of payment before we receive the spot as we deny it to other students wanting to book.


Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm



Sip and Spin Pottery Nights


This class is held on Friday nights from 6:00pm to 9:00pm each person will make four to six pottery bowls depending on size. For this class you may bring snacks and wine, if you do bring wine everyone in the group must be 21 years old for the class.  We recommend coming in 15 minutes prior to class to set up. The maximum group we can take for this class is 5. If you have a group of five that would like to schedule this class we can set up a Saturday night class from 6pm to 9pm but the class must be pretend as we arrange an instructor to come in on Saturday. Students will make up to two bowls, the cost of the class covers two 3lb lumps of clay, the trimming of these bowls by studio staff, the bisque firing, and the glazing and glaze firing. This class is not a gaurentee of a finished project this is art and we can not be responsible for what happens in our kiln. No refund will be issued for projects that explode or stick to the kiln shelf. By the time you get this schedule these classes may already be full please be sure to allow the studio a weeks notice before class date for booking. It will take one to two weeks for your pottery to dry and be fired. After which we will email you to arrange another date for you to come in and glaze. You must come into glaze 30 days from our email notification or your pottery will be donated and no refund will be issued we have limited space in our studio.


The price of the class is $45 per person, no refund will be given for a cancelled class once the spot is booked. We are a small studio and depend on our classes staying full.  Please do not bring dogs or small children to our class. We love both at the studio but need to have students focused in this class. Students can check out seperately or email us and we can send them a paypal invoice which makes it easier to check out for large groups.


Students must pay for class at the time of booking, if you cancel two weeks before your class we can issue a refund but we must have a form of payment before we receive the spot as we deny it to other students wanting to book.


Fridays 6:00pm to 9:00pm




Pottery Class Sets


Wheel thrown class groups meet on Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6pm to 9pm. These class sessions run for three weeks. Once this class is purchased classes that are not attended by students will not be refunded. By purchasing the class below you are committing to the dates listed. Each student will be given a 25lb bag of clay to use for the duration of the class. All firing, glazing, and class time are included with this purchase. You may also use your personalized passcode to use the warehouse from 9am to 9pm seven days a week on projects. Please note that Friday nights the wheels may be full but they are most often open on Saturdays and Sundays from Noon to Five as we host our stained glass class on those dates. Students will be assigned a cubby.  The cost of this class is $275.00 for everyone person you bring with you your tuition will be lowered by $25.


What we will be making:  We will start with making bowls the first week as well as trimming them, the second week we will be making mugs and learning how to add and make handles, and the third week we will be making plates. The fourth we will be trying hand built pottery such as a napkin holder or something to go with our dish set.




Watercolor Class


Our watercolor classes are held from 11am to 1pm on either Saturdays or Sundays. We have two pricing options for this class. We recommend that students purchase their own supplies so that they can practice at home. A list of these supplies is on our website. If you bring your own supplies these classes at $15 per person. Classes and what we are painting are listed below. We will spend the first 30 minutes of class working on brush stroke and technique. We will then be spending the remainder of class painting. Please try to bring something to store your watercolor paintings in as this will keep them safe during transport. If you only want to take a few classes you can attend class for $35 a class and the studio will supply you with enough supplies to make one painting only. These paintings are 16 x 20 in.


The price of the class is $15 per person with your own supplies or $35 per class using studio supplies. If you sign up for a class set of three you will get a $5 discount on either class option. Refund policy: no refund will be given for a cancelled class once the spot is booked. We are a small studio and depend on our classes staying full.  Please do not bring dogs or small children to our class. We love both at the studio but need to have students focused in this class. Students can check out seperately or email us and we can send them a paypal invoice which makes it easier to check out for large groups.




Stained Glass Class


This class includes all supplies and is $75 per person.  Students can pick their glass colors from a selection of colors at the studio. This is a four hour class and may require an additional trip depending upon how students use their time. Student must bring a face mask, work gloves, and safety glasses to class. The studio can supply safety glasses but we prefer students bring a pair that they are comfortable in as they need to be worn at all time. Students must be sixteen years of age or older to attend this class. Under no circumstance should someone participate in stained glass while pregnant. Once this class is purchased we save the spot in our class for the purchaser and we can not refund or reschedule the class. If students would like they can gift it to another student but must let the studio know. Students are responsible for reading the class description and requirements before purchasing the class. If you have any questions please let us know. Unless this class space is purchased your space will not be reserved. You can sign up through our website or call us during business hours to book your appointment. If we do not answer PLEASE leave us a message.  These classes are from 2pm to 6pm and can hold up to 6 students. These classes fill up very quickly so please allow enough time for us to accomodate you.