Who We Are
Please click on this link to learn more about the 2023 Empty Bowls.
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!
Watch this video as our Art Education Specialist Emillie Dombrowski gives you a tour of our studio! This video was made for our first ever virtual kid's ceramics class offered this season here at the studio.
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
Empty Bowls 2022 - Each year this event alternates between Auburn and Opelika.
Saturday, April 9th, 2022
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Denson Drive Recreation Center I 1102 Denson Dr., Opelika, AL 36801
Tickets are $10 and include a handcrafted bowl, a bowl of soup, entertainment and raffle prizes.
For more information visit this LINK, or contact the Denson Drive Recreation Center at (334) 705-5549.
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 Emillie Dombrowski, Art Education Specialist, at [email protected]