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.



Purchase Online

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

  • Ghost and Pumpkins oh my!
    Sat, Oct 02
    Oct 02, 2021, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Johnston, 402 Calhoun St, Johnston, SC 29832, USA


Shaping Clay

Quarantine Clay Club

Take Home Some Clay!

Social distancing getting a little too boring? Do your kids need a creative outlet? How about the whole family? Join our Quarantine Clay Club! Each week we will prepare a box kit with a project, instructions, and tools to make it all happen. We have also prepared weekly videos on our You Tube Channel for each weekly project. The standard box is $35 and is for one to two people and covers glazing and firing fees as well. Order a 2 and box for more people.Week 1: Silly Soap DishesWeek 2: Make Your Own Mugs (or Adult beverage cups 😉)Week 3: Herb Garden PotsWeek 4: Fun Creatures of QuarantineWeek 5: Spoon Rests

Wheel Throwing

Wheel Throwing

Adult Day Time Class

We can’t all be a modern Picasso, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t give Wheel Throwing a shot. All of our classes focus on the process, rather than the end result of pottery. Here, we consider that each piece of pottery created is an honest masterpiece. Call us today to find out more. Spaces are limited, so it’s best to act fast! Click on the Button below  to book your class today!


Hand Building

Hand Building Basics For Adults

If you have always wanted to try your hand at pottery, but you are not ready yet for the wheel, this Hand Building class is for you! This class is taught by a truly unbelievable Pottery Instructors who are here to help you become the potter you always dreamed of being. You will learn the basics of Hand Building and Glazing techniques and build your self confidence for the next level skills. Pottery Wheel, here you come! Click on the Button below to book your class today!

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Mud Bugs

Ages 5-9

Our youngest potters learn by doing.  In this 8 week course, they will learn about studio etiquette, basic pottery hand building methods (slab, coil, pinch pots, scoring, firing and glazing).  They will explore and create fun as well as funtional pieces they can use! Call us today to find out more. Spaces are limited, so it’s best to act fast! Click on the button below and book today!


Mud Masters

Ages 10- Older

Your Child can dig in and get their hands dirty with a fun and interactive Clay Pottery class today. In this 8 week class, students will learn to center on the wheel and learn to create fun, functional pieces to enjoy.  All materials are included, All students love Mud Masters Class and feel extremely accomplished after leaving. Class sizes are kept small in order to ensure each participant gets enough attention from the instructor. Our Mud Masters class is also a great way to mingle and meet other talented kids in the Johnston community. Click on the Button below to book this class today!


Saturday Crafternoons

Saturday Mud Fun

If you have been thinking you would like to try pottery, a Saturday Crafternoon is the right fit. Every other Saturday, a themed Pottery class is set up just for you! Focused on Hand Building skills, these 2 hour Saturday afternoon classes will leave you feeling accomplished! Take a look here at the different class opportunities.

Check out our Class offerings on our Booking Page!

Birthday Party Table

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.