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Edina Art Center

Pottery Studios

The Edina Art Center Pottery Studio is one of the premier pottery facilities in the Twin Cities metro area and the State of Minnesota. Currently under the direction of Pottery Studios Supervisor Sandra Shaughnessy, the studio has grown to be a regionally recognized pottery facility.

The Pottery Studio began in the late 1970s with an idea of two individuals, Maureen Brockway and Jo French, and it is through their inspiration and leadership that the pottery department has grown to be what it is today.

The Pottery Studios contain 24 electric, nine left-handed, one adjustable wheel for students in wheelchairs and one kick-wheel. The Edina Art Center is known for the plentiful options in kiln firing with one gas cone 10 soda kiln, two gas reduction cone 10 kilns, four electric cone 10, five electric cone 6, two raku kilns and a large pitfire kiln for alternative firing.

In the outdoor covered kiln yard sits the 30-plus-cubic-foot gas kiln built by Master Kiln Builders. Pottery classes are taught in three separate studios each equipped with a slab roller and multi-die extruder. The extensive selection of unique studio glazes and a spray booth makes the Pottery Studio one of the best in the state.

The pottery staff includes fourteen instructors who excel in their craft and in their skill at teaching. Ongoing classes and unique workshops from nationally and internationally known artists are held throughout the year.

Some featured workshop artists:

  • Sumi Von Dassow, Golden CO
  • Robbie Lobell, Widbey Island, WA
  • Ellen Shankin, Floyd, VA
  • Robin Hopper, Canada made his first visit to MN in 2011
  • Colleen Riley, Northfield, MN

 
Join us for a class or visit “The Biggest Little Pottery Department in Minnesota."

Click to view the Summer 2017 Open Studio Schedule

Edina Art Center

Google map of the Edina Art Center
4701 W. 64th St.
Edina, MN 55435
952-903-5780
952-903-5781 (fax)
ArtCenter@EdinaMN.gov

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