Info. on event and program cancellations and facility closures
We know that artists, arts organizations and arts-related businesses are facing significant financial challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center and the Auburn Arts Association are consistently reviewing local, state and national resources for information relevant to our local and regional artists. Please visit COVID-19 Artist Resources for a list of resources.
Who We Are
The Dean Road Ceramics studio, located inside the Dean Road Recreation Center, is a creative space with many artistic and educational opportunities offered to the community. The studio offers a wide variety of ceramic classes for the absolute beginner as well as experienced potters. The Dean Road Ceramics Studio is the perfect opportunity to introduce yourself or your children to the creative possibilities of clay!
Independent studio memberships are also available pending approval from the studio coordinator. Our studio is equipped with seven professional pottery throwing wheels, a stainless steel extruder, a slab roller, multiple hand mixed glazes, commercial-grade firing kilns, and two pug mills. Our studio space serves the artistic needs of the community, providing residents with the creativity, inspiration, and encouragement to create ceramic works. The studio is designed so that individuals may work in a relaxed environment where ingenuity soars.
Dean Road Ceramic Studio Classes
Our instructors offer a selection of top notch classes that range in skill level and age. Please take a look at the links below for more detailed information on the many classes we currently offer. Head over to Harris Center to sign up.
Dean Road Ceramic Studio Annual Events
Day in Clay
JDCAC Sidewalk Chalk Challenge - This summer, the JDCAC and the Auburn Arts Association challenges the Auburn community to see who can create a masterpiece out of sidewalk chalk. Individual artists, children, families and local businesses are invited to participate in this challenge. Submissions are due by July 26 with judging July 27 and 28 with winners announced on July 29. No entry fee required and registration is encouraged. FREE chalk art kids will be given to participants who register and can be picked up at the JDCAC. Kit giveaways and registration will also take place at Auburn Parks and Recreation's City Market on Saturday, June 27 from 8 to 11 a.m. at Town Creek Park. Download an application here. See all guidelines for challenge. For more info., call 334.501.2963.
RESCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 18 - 14th Annual SummerNight Downtown Art Walk | Friday, Sept. 18 from 6 - 10 p.m. in downtown Auburn | Starting Line Party and Parade from 5 - 6 p.m. at Pebble Hill (tentative due to COVID-19) | FREE and open to the public | auburnsummernight.org
CANCELLED - 11th Annual Day in Clay | Saturday, June 27 from 1 - 4 p.m. | Dean Road Ceramics Studio | One day open house where participants can tour the studio and create a clay project | Clay projects taught at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. and you must pre-register at the Harris and reserve a spot | $10 per participant | For more info., call 334.501.2944.
Make sure to check out everything happening in the Auburn and Opelika area and visit Auburn-Opelika Tourism's calendar of events.
Dean Road Ceramic Studios Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Please note that after the quarter has begun, extended hours in the evening may be added to the Ceramic schedule. An updated calendar will be available upon request after the start of the quarter.
For more information about the Ceramics Studio or the City of Auburn Parks and Recreation Department, please contact Sara Hand Custer, Cultural Arts Administrator, at scuste[email protected]