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Creative Arts

The Clay Studio

Youth Programs

Throughout the year, the clay studio offers classes in handbuilding and wheel throwing as well as theme-based clay classes for youth in grades K -10.

Adult Programs

The clay studio’s adult programs include wheel throwing for all levels of experience.

Custom Classes

Are you looking for a fun activity for a party? Or a scout group looking to earn a pottery badge? We offer a variety of single day classes for groups of 10-20 students and for all age groups.

Clay Open Studio

Even if you just wish to try your hand at working with clay, Open Studio is a place that you can gain extra instruction or work independently. All skill levels are welcome. Come prepared to get dirty. Clay is $25/bag and includes all glazing and firing fees. Open Studio attendance is paid for by the purchase of punch cards. Children 8-14 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult. Valid for immediate family members only.


Open Studio is closed on all major holidays and a few other days throughout the year.
Saturdays 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Tuesdays 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.


The Clay Studio is located in Room 201 at the
Discovery Center
5050 Independence Street
Maple Plain, MN 55359

Click here for Clay Studio Guidelines

Contact Orono Community Education at 952-449-8350 for more information.

The Glass Studio

The Glass Studio, located in the Discovery Center, offers classes and open studio time in both stained and fused glass.