The DAP is supported in part by awards from the MICHIGAN COUNCIL FOR ARTS AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS and the NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS.

Inspire • Visualize • Create

At the DAP Pottery Studio clay is our passion. Whether novice or experienced, our comprehensive selection of offerings ensures there’s something here for everyone.

Located in the basement of the Downtown Art Place, our Pottery Studio offers 1,000 sq. ft. dedicated to ceramics. We offer 6 pottery wheels, 2 electric kilns, plenty of storage, and a classroom area.


No matter your skill level, you can partake in and benefit from our diverse pottery classes. Our class sizes are small to ensure  one-on-one instruction. Never thrown on a wheel before? – try a pottery class. Experienced and want to expand your pottery ability? - book studio time and use our facilities.


The Pottery Studio's mission is to encourage creativity and an understanding of quality handcrafted art through its pottery classes. Take one and experience the clay between your fingers.

DAP Pottery Studio

Pottery classes are taught by Karis Kampfer and Candace Jacobs.

Karis Kampfer pottery samples

Potter + Art Educator: Candace Jacobs