THE Y POTTERY STUDIO
CREATIVITY FOR ALL
The Y opened the Corning Inc. Foundation Pottery Studio and Jean Cairns’ Arts and Crafts Studio on January 17, 2011. The two rooms, located within the Y Center, provide community members an opportunity to express ideas, to communicate beyond the limits of language and to discover creative talents.
Pottery Classes Offered:
Wheel Thrown Pottery
Wheel and Hand Building
Sip N Spin - Give the Potter's Wheel a Spin
Y Pottery Studio Passes
Membership to the pottery studio requires taking a 6 or 8 week pottery class before signing up for a membership, regardless of prior clay experience. Monthly membership is $45/month with longer term membership discounts available. Only a few memberships are available at any one time, and usually there is a wait-list to gain access to a membership, so a class is the best way to gain immediate access to the studio. We fire to cone 6 and requires that your clay be purchased from the studio (no outside clay allowed). Clay can be purchased new in a 25lb. bag or recycled. With membership, you will get your own 2' x 2' shelf, and gain access to wheels, hand building tables, shared tools, glazes and more. Studio passes offer an affordable alternative to the set up and maintenance costs of individual studio space and provide a community of artists for learning, inspiration and companionship. Studio membership dues can be deducted by automatic payment or can be paid yearly. Please contact email@example.com for more details and/or to be added to the waiting list.
Studio Hours and Location
Pottery classes will be held at the Y Center (1000 N Main St, Blacksburg VA)
Pottery Studio Calendar
Meet the Instructor
Michael LaRoche manages the Pottery Studio while making functional stoneware pottery for Michael LaRoche Dirtworks Pottery, showing his work throughout Virginia. He has been a member of the Blue Ridge Potters Guild since 2012, and has been teaching pottery at the YMCA since 2008.