Local 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 are of West TN. We are committed to making EMC a safe place for all people to learn and create.

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One Time Class

Join us at East Mitchell Clay for a fun filled and creative clay experience with your friends or family! One Time Classes are adult pottery classes geared towards Bridal/Bachelorette Parties, Date Night, Birthday Parties, Ladies Night, Corporate Team Building events or any other reason you have to celebrate.

Available dates are listed below. When an available date and time has been chosen, purchase the event and share the link with your group! If you have a kids group or other special event planned please contact us by email to schedule: eastmitchellclay@gmail.com

Each class is 2 hours long and for adults only. We also have a large table in the studio if your group would like to bring food or desserts. Yes, you can bring wine 😉


Weekly Classes

Monday – Friday

Day Class or Night Class

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

$160/ month

Please email us at eastmitchellclay@gmail.com for availability

About the Studio

East Mitchell Clay is a 2,000 square foot ceramics studio in Humboldt, TN. Our studio has 15 Brent CXC 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, clay bodies & over a dozen glazes. We are committed to making EMC a safe place for all people to learn and create.

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.

Juan Barroso (@juan_barroso_art) is currently an Artist in Residence at Companion Gallery & East Mitchell Clay. He received his BFA in art at the University of Oklahoma and his MFA in ceramics from the University of North Texas in Denton, TX. He has appeared in several publications, including the 2021 July issue of Studio Potter, the November issue of Ceramics Monthly, and the spring issue of American Craft magazine.

Candace Gooch-Ward (@cgwpottery) is currently an Artist in Residence at Companion Gallery & East Mitchell Clay.

Ashley Akerson (@ashleynicolepottery) is a former Artist in Residence at Companion Gallery & East Mitchell Clay and serves as instructor for all Summer Kid’s Clay Camps.