Classes and Workshops

Virtual Workshops

Join us for an in depth look into these artist’s studio practice via Zoom. We’ll be discussing the ideas, techniques, and materials that propel these artists’ work forward. Our Spring 2021 schedule includes Wes Brown, Shikha Joshi, Mike Cinelli, Chanakarn Semachai, Tim Kowalczyk, Samantha Momeyer, Malcolm Mobutu Smith, Osa Atoe, Ian Childers, Jen Allen, Mark Arnold, Megan Winter, Eric Botbyl, Sam Lopez, Matt Shiemann, Lakyn Bowman, Andrew Clark, and more coming soon!

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Our virtual workshops take place using Zoom (downloadable HERE) which is a free application available on computers or phones. Participants will watch the artist demonstrate live and have the ability to ask questions. We will ask everyone to mute their audio and turn off the video feature during the demonstration but the moderator will relay questions asked through the text chat in Zoom. There will also be ample time to unmute and dialogue with the artist during the workshop.

  • Each workshop will last 2 hours.
  • Artists will provide material list and recipes from the demonstration
  • Replays will be available for 30 days after the workshop if participants miss the live demonstration or need a second viewing.
  • Live Q and A with artist

After purchasing you will receive an email confirming purchase. The week of the workshop another email will be sent that will have a link to the Zoom meeting and a PDF with the artists’ materials/recipe list and any other demonstration info.

For those in our clay family who self identify as marginalized or underrepresented, please use EQUAL2021 at check out to receive a discount.

East Mitchell Clay Classes

Welcome to East Mitchell Clay

East Mitchell Clay is a community ceramics studio in Humboldt, TN offering pottery classes to Jackson Tennessee and the surrounding area. We offer Weekly Classes (8 week session), Memberships, 1 Time classes (2 hours), Date Night, Ladies Night, Kid’s Classes and Team Building sessions for businesses or other groups. EMC is the educational wing of Companion Gallery, serving  Jackson & Humboldt, TN.

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About the Studio

EMC is a 2,000 square foot ceramics studio in Humboldt, TN. Our studio has 21 Brent pottery wheels, 5 large electric kilns, a 15 cubic foot salt/soda kiln, Soldner clay mixer and Shimpo pugmill. Students have access to a  wide variety of tools, colored slips & over a dozen glazes.

Meet our Instructors

Eric Botbyl (@ericbotbyl) is a full time studio potter, living and working in Humboldt, TN. He has exhibited his work in numerous invitational & juried shows & received the Best Thrown & Altered Award in the 2016 Strictly Functional Pottery National. He has taught over 20 workshops in the US & Canada and written articles for Ceramics Monthly & Studio Potter Magazine. Read More…     Read More…   Read More…        Read More… 

Andrew Clark (@andclark) is currently an Artist in Residence at Companion Gallery & East Mitchell Clay. He has exhibited his work widely and written articles for both Studio Potter & Pottery Making Illustrated.

Megan Peden (@mpedenpottery) is currently an Artist in Residence at Companion Gallery & East Mitchell Clay. She has exhibited her work at numerous craft fairs across the mid-south & worked as the studio technician of Union University’s ceramics department for 4 years. In 2018 she was an A.I.R. at STARworks in Star, NC.


Weekly Classes

Monday – Friday

Day Class 11am – 2pm

Night Class 6pm – 9pm

One session is 2 months (8 classes) of instruction with all materials included

$160/ month

Contact Eric Botbyl at (731)267-7784 or Andrew Clark at (423)762-5605

1 Time Class

A one time Date Night/ Ladies Night Out, for 3 couples or a group of 6 friends. The class is 2 hours and you can choose the time. 5-7, 6-8, 7-9, or 8-10, depending on your dinner plans. Contact Andrew Clark at (423)762-5605 to book your spot today. Yes, you can bring wine.