Moving Clay provides the unique opportunity to create one-of-a-kind ceramic pieces in the comfort of your own home or other space. We offer a number of projects (and always growing!) for adults and kids that encourage individual creativity. Our event service brings the clay class to you, offering a fun experience on your terms. Whether it's munching on your food, wearing pajamas, or kicking back with beers and such, you are able to enjoy the comforts of home while creating your project. Book a class to try a different type of entertainment today! We serve over 2,000 square miles of the Willamette Valley, including Benton, Linn, Marion, Polk, Yamhill, and Clackamas Counties.
We lead our classes with fun, enthusiasm, encouragement, and a positive attitude. Clay is an amazing material and Moving Clay loves to share that excitement with our students! There is no wrong way to be creative with your clay work, only technical considerations to keep in mind and work within. Our instructor, Karen Mahoney, helps guide participants through the challenges of working with clay and the numerous possibilities that the medium of ceramic offers. We believe that half of the fun is creating and decorating ceramic pieces and the other half is getting to live with these special pieces in our homes.
How It Works
You choose the project and class date, we arrive at your home or space to teach the clay project to your participants, and you receive projects back after we fire them in our kilns, transforming them into ceramic. More information is available on our Booking Info and FAQ pages
Instructor/Owner, Karen Mahoney
Karen is a professional ceramic artist for the last fourteen years with extensive knowledge in the field. Being a community art educator in Polk County, Oregon she's taught hundreds of adults and kids in public schools and centers, teaching on site and transporting work to her studio to fire in kilns. It was this on-the-go instruction that gave her the idea for Moving Clay, expanding her classes to individuals and groups. Karen's own ceramic artwork has been published multiple times, including Better Homes and Gardens, and exhibited around the world.