Colorado Clay Studio

A place of clay and community on historic Main Street of Durango, Colorado.

Behind the wheel in Durango, CO

Nestled in the vibrant town of Durango, Colorado, this pottery studio is a thriving hub where community, artistic excellence, and creative exploration converge. It serves as a gathering place where individuals of all ages come together to foster connections and forge lasting friendships.

The gallery proudly showcases a breathtaking array of fine pottery pieces, each one a testament to the talent and dedication of the studio’s founder.

Moreover, the studio offers pottery classes that cater to diverse skill levels, providing a welcoming space for individuals to unleash their creativity, learn new techniques, and embark on a transformative artistic journey. Whether you’re a seasoned potter or a curious beginner, Colorado Clay invites you to become part of a vibrant community that celebrates the beauty and craftsmanship of clay art.

Custom Orders

Whether you’re looking to add a touch of elegance to your home or seeking a special gift for a loved one, ordering custom pottery from Colorado Clay ensures you’ll have a cherished piece that sparks conversation and captivates the eye. Embrace the artistry and individuality of handcrafted ceramics with Colorado Clay’s custom pottery offerings.

Gallery & Shop

Discover the captivating world of Colorado Clay’s gallery and shop, where creativity and craftsmanship intertwine. Immerse yourself in a curated selection of stunning pottery pieces, handcrafted by the studios founder, Nick Schlau.


Kids Classes

Clay classes for kids focused on wheel throwing, sculpting, and more.

Adult Classes

Pottery classes for adults teaching wheel throwing, glazing, and firing.

Private Classes

Design your own private class with Colorado Clay Studio.


"A creative and cathartic experience. The process of making pottery from clay to my own pieces was amazing to learn. The instructor is brilliant and so great at sharing his skill & knowledge to help students to learn the art."

— Emily Hays

"Nick is an excellent teacher and awesome artist. We had a great time and I highly recommend Colorado Clay Studio & his gallery."

— John O’Connor

"I made a cup!"

— Nathaniel Thomas

Bring your vision to life

Unleash your artistic potential and bring your creativity to life through our pottery classes. Guided by experienced instructors, you’ll learn the techniques of working with clay, shaping it into unique masterpieces. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced potter, our classes provide a supportive environment where you can explore your creativity, learn new skills, and create pottery pieces that truly reflect your artistic vision.


One-of-a-kind pieces by Nick Schlau

Each of Nick Schlau’s rebellious creations is meticulously handcrafted, reflecting his unique vision and exceptional skill. From striking vases and intricately designed bowls to captivating cup sets, his work is a testament to the beauty of handmade ceramics.

Roll up your sleeves and make an artful mess with us.