Wheel Throwing

Rooted in the Ridge - The Ridge Clay Arts

Your Clay. Your Way

Johnston, South Carolina

Ceramic Art

Who We Are

Founded in 2019, The Ridge Clay Arts is a community of artists and students working side-by-side in a friendly environment that encourages and inspires artistic growth. We believe everyone has an artist inside them, looking to express himself and we want to help you find your artistic voice. Each and every one of our potters has experience in the studio and in the classroom meaning you get not only teachers with great art technique, but also great teaching technique too. Studio rentals and educational programs are also available upon request with prior reservation. Please get in touch today to learn more about our offerings.



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The Ridge Clay Arts is located in Edgefield County in South Carolina. Edgefield County is known for its history of Pottery.  We are proud to carry on the tradition of this historic trade. All of our work is made right here in our studio in Johnston, South Carolina.  Check out our wide selection.  If you would like to commission any one of our potters for some personalized work, give our studio a call.  Click on the button to take you to our store!

Upcoming Events
Quarantine Clay Club - Let's Make a Garden Bell!
Tue, Jun 23
402 Calhoun St
Jun 23, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
402 Calhoun St, 402 Calhoun St, Johnston, SC 29832, USA
We love Garden Bells! Make one from the safety of your home.
Quarantine Clay Club - Lets Make Garden Angels!
Tue, Jun 16
402 Calhoun St
Jun 16, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
402 Calhoun St, 402 Calhoun St, Johnston, SC 29832, USA
Everyone needs a Garden Angel! Join us this week for our Clay Club activity safely from your home!
Quarantine Clay Club - Let's Make Tealights!
Tue, Jun 09
402 Calhoun St
Jun 09, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
402 Calhoun St, 402 Calhoun St, Johnston, SC 29832, USA
We miss you! We would love to have you here with us at the studio, but until we can gather safely again, take home a "Quarantine Clay Club" activity box!



Check out our Class offerings on our Booking Page!

Birthday Parties

Group or  Individual Instruction

Looking for an engaging Birthday Party experience for your child? Do you have a group of friends that want to get together for a great clay experience?  Call us to reserve your own "Clay Day"!  Birthday or group experience includes 1 1/2 hours of pottery instruction and 1/2  an hour for cake and ice cream or adult "social time". Birthday boy or girl get a Pottery T-Shirt for all their friends to sign.  For more information, call us today! 803 334 7060


Our Staff

Our Pottery Staff


Bob Taft

Wheel Throwing Instructor, Glaze Guru, Kiln Wizard

A longtime professional potter in the Johnston/Greenwood area, let Bob Taft guide you through getting "centered" on the potter's wheel. With more than 15 years experience, he is  a talented instructor.

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