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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.




Check out our Class offerings on our Booking Page!


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!


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

Upcoming Events
Date Night! Perfect Pairings with Juniper's Chef Brandon
Fri, Feb 21
402 Calhoun St
Feb 21, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
402 Calhoun St, 402 Calhoun St, Johnston, SC 29832, USA
Salt and Pepper, Wine and Cheese, Juniper and The Ridge Clay Arts... Perfect Pairings!
Saturday Crafternoon - Deja-Brew! Make a set of Heart Warming Mugs
Sat, Feb 15
402 Calhoun St
Feb 15, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
402 Calhoun St, 402 Calhoun St, Johnston, SC 29832, USA
Warm your Heart and Soul with a Warm Mug that you make yourself!
Saturday Crafternoon - Make a Heart Box!
Sat, Feb 01
402 Calhoun St
Feb 01, 1:00 AM – 3:00 PM
402 Calhoun St, 402 Calhoun St, Johnston, SC 29832, USA
Make something for your Sweetie for Valentine's

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.