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
THE CITY OF AUBURN HAS CLOSED ALL BUILDINGS AND CANCELLED ALL PROGRAMS AND EVENTS THROUGH THE END OF APRIL. CITY SERVICES WILL BE PROVIDED ONLINE OR BY PHONE. QUESTIONS OR NEEDS? PLEASE CONTACT SARA HAND CUSTER, CULTURAL ARTS ADMINISTRATOR, AT (334) 501-2963 OR BY EMAIL: [email protected]
CANCELLED - Auburn CityFest is the City of Auburn's largest outdoor event. It is on Saturday, April 25 from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Rain or shine!
CANCELLED - Auburn CityFest Juried Art Show and Preview Reception will be held at the Historic Nunn-Winston House at Kiesel Park on Thursday, April 23 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Come out for a great art show with local and regional artists, live music, and delicious food! This event is free and open to the public.
14th Annual SummerNight Downtown Art Walk | Friday, June 12 from 6 - 10 p.m. in downtown Auburn | Starting Line Party and Parade from 5 - 6 p.m. at Pebble Hill | FREE and open to the public | auburnsummernight.org
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 [email protected]