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General Studio Support

Discover the Clay Studio, a cherished hub where creativity thrives and connections flourish. Originally established as a cooperative cannery by Cherokee County, our studio invites you to join us in supporting our mission of empowering artists and fostering a sense of belonging. Step into our spacious facility, equipped with workstations for both wheel and handbuilding classes, providing the perfect space for artists of all levels to unleash their imagination and bring their artistic visions to life. With modern electric kilns, convenient dry boxes, and nearby gas, wood, and raku kilns, we offer a diverse range of tools and techniques to inspire endless possibilities.

Unwind on our rustic front porch, overlooking a tranquil flower garden, offering a peaceful haven for artists and visitors to recharge and find inspiration. As part of Studio Row, alongside the Enameling, Woodcarving, and D.X. Ross Jewelry & Metals Studios, we foster a vibrant community that celebrates the richness of artistic diversity and craftsmanship. Your support as a donor to the Clay Studio will help us maintain our facilities, provide year-round classes, and expand our outreach programs, ensuring that the transformative power of clay remains accessible to all who seek to ignite their creativity and forge meaningful connections. Together, let’s build a brighter future for the arts and create a space where artistic expression thrives.

Week or Weekend Scholarships

Our scholarship program helps those who would otherwise be unable to attend have joyous and enlivening learning experiences. Examples of recipients might be young people without deeper financial resources, people burdened by the weight of medical debt, or those challenged by a significant life event who need respite. Imagine helping a passionate, burgeoning creative who’s poised to become a professional artist.

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Explore The Studio

Clay Studio

Originally built by Cherokee County as a cooperative cannery that served the community for many years, the Clay Studio includes plenty of workstations for wheel and handbuilding classes, along with a dry box and electric kilns. Gas, wood, and raku kilns are outside a few yards away. The studio’s rustic front porch overlooks a small flower garden and is a great place to take a quick break. Our Clay Studio is on Studio Row, alongside the Enameling, Woodcarving, and D.X. Ross Jewelry & Metals Studios.

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Clay, Sculpture & Mosaics Coordinator

Sienna Shute

Sienna grew up digging clay and air-drying small sculptures on the lake shores of Seven Lakes, North Carolina where she lived with her family until pursuing a degree at UNC Chapel Hill. After college she came to the Folk School as a clay student and, like many others, was pulled right in! In the years to follow she came back as both a Work Study and a Host. Sienna then found her way to Haywood Community College’s Professional Crafts Program where she took a deep dive into pottery and received a degree in Clay. Since graduation, Sienna has returned to the area and is working as a studio potter with a focus on functional tableware.

Locate & Contact

Please contact Development for more information.

John C. Campbell Folk School

Development Office

Barbie White, Development Manager

1.800.FOLK.SCH (365-5724) x39

Mailing Address
One Folk School Road
Brasstown, NC 28902

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