Classes and Workshops for Adults

Our classes are a great way to explore your creative side and have a good time. We invite you to join us for the fun! 

Fall Session Adult Classes 
September 16-November 24
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If a class is full (listed as "out of stock"), and you would like to join if a spot opens up, please email us to be added to the waitlist


Add the Coupon Code listed in your class description to receive your member discount

Interested in a ceramics class, but don't have time to commit to a full class session? Our short format Community Workshops may be just what you are looking for, where you can experience simple, introductory projects that will get you excited about clay!
There are opportunities for children aged 5-15 to enroll alongside an accompanying adult for select Community Workshops. Please review the specific workshop of interest description for details. Persons aged 16 years or older may enroll in a Community Workshop.
Visiting Artist Workshops give students a chance to learn new techniques and ideas from special guest artists visiting The Clay Studio of Missoula.

General Class Registration Information

Pre-registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. A student will only be registered for a class upon receipt of a non-refundable deposit amounting to half of the class tuition, or by paying in full. If you wish to just make a deposit, this may be done in person or by phone. All online registrations can only be paid in full.

Adult class tuition covers instruction during scheduled meeting times, use of the studio during open classroom hours (hours vary based on class and event offerings), and your first 25 lbs. of clay. Students are charged an extra nominal fee for glazing and firing, and additional clay, unless otherwise stated. For supplies included with special workshops, please refer to the workshop description.


In the event that the Clay Studio is forced to cancel a class, a full refund will be issued. If a student chooses to cancel for any reason prior to the first day of class, a non-refundable deposit will be withheld (see chart below for refund fees).

Refund fees for cancellations made prior to the first day of class:
For a 10-week class: $50
For a 5-week class or kids class: $25

Family workshops and one day community workshops: Credit issued by gift certificate towards future class or purchase

If you opt to receive credit towards a future class instead of a refund, you will receive the full amount back in a Gift Certificate toward a future class, minus a $10 processing fee.

PLEASE NOTE: There is no refund given after the first class meeting.

The Clay Studio will offer students a full refund, less an administrative fee ($25 for 1 day workshop, $50 multiple day) up to 28 days before the day of the workshop.  If the Clay Studio is forced to cancel a workshop due to under-enrollment or unforeseen reasons, registrants will receive a full refund.

Minors in Adult Classes

Under 13 years of age: May not enroll in any of our adult programming.
Minors Ages 13-15 years:  May only enroll if it is alongside an enrolled parent/responsible adult in certain classes that do not involve active firing processes or off-site activities. Their enrollment must be approved by the office.
Minors Ages 16-17 years: Individuals in this age group may enroll in certain classes that do not involve active firing processes or off-site activities. Their enrollment must be approved by the office.

Click here to access all rules and procedures concerning minors enrolled in adult classes

Policies differ for our Community Workshop offerings, as most community workshops are open to students 16 and over. Please see individual Community Workshop descriptions for details.  

Code of Conduct

It is important to us at The Clay Studio of Missoula to provide a safe working environment for all our students and members. Please review our Code of Conduct, and report any unsafe situation to a staff member. We reserve the right to refuse service and access to anyone who is in violation of our Code of Conduct. 

1106 Hawthorne St.

Missoula, MT 59802


Office & Gallery are open
Monday - Friday:
 10am - 5pm

Holiday hours:

The office & gallery will be closed 11/11 for Veterans Day

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