Tucson Clay Art Center



friendly, open, creative space to learn and explore possibilities in clay, and a retail gallery offering unique locally made ceramics.

Gift Certificates Available


Enrolling Now For

March and May


Call 520-241-5481


email: tucsoncac@gmail.com


COVID-19 Studio Safety Protocols 

In times of stress such as the world is experiencing at this time, the practice of art can provide a much needed mental health break. It is our good fortune to have a wide open studio space in which social distancing is practical. This, along with mandatory masks, high quality air cleaners and a reduced number of students in each class, has allowed us to continue offering such an opportunity.

We ask all students, members and staff to commit to the following:

  • If you feel sick - STAY HOME! This includes any sort of symptom. Headache, nausea, aches, fatigue, anything out of the ordinary. 
  • Wash your hands with soap first thing upon arriving in the studio and through out class.

  • Observe minimum 6 ft social distancing

  • Wear your mask while in the studio

Please notify the studio immediately if you

test positive for the coronavirus!

   Communal tools and surfaces will be disinfected by staff after          each class.

Students and members must bring their own:

  • Apron and/or towel

  • Pen or pencil (for record keeping)

  • A SMALL bucket or large bowl for water 

  • Basic clay tools. You may buy a set from the studio for $18.69, order one online, or buy one at Marjons or Michaels.

  • You may also wish to bring gloves. The studio will have a supply of gloves available as well.

Thank you to everyone for your cooperation, and for making it possible for us to remain open during this pandemic in a safe and responsible manner. 


All levels welcome​! Whether you are a beginner or experienced potter,  our classes give you the freedom to create custom functional or sculptural pieces. Individual instruction allows students to learn the basics of ceramics as well as refine current skills. Wheel throwing, hand building, glazing and surface design are covered. 

We are located near the Campbell corridor, on Ft. Lowell just west of Campbell, at 1703 E. Ft. Lowell Rd.

Owner /Instructor Rebecca Pincus

I love throwing and hand-building equally! After more than 20 years working in clay, I find my excitement never lessens.

It's earthiness, and the magic of the glazes, still inspire me every day. I believe my strength as an instructor is in identifying a student's goals and encouraging their unique vision.

Welcome Shannon!

Tucson Clay Art Center is happy to announce the addition of instructor Shannon Black. Shannon has a Masters in Fine Art from Kent State University with a concentration in ceramic sculpture. Shannon is also an adjunct professor at the University of Arizona. We are very proud to have her in the studio!


COVID-19 Notice:  

We will be limiting the number of people in the studio at one time due to the coronavirus. Please contact Rebecca at 520-241-5481 by voice or text, or email us at Tucsoncac@gmail.com, so we may plan the class schedule to accommodate you. Thank you.

Class Schedule

All levels welcome! Whether you are a beginner or experienced potter, these classes give you the freedom to create custom functional, decorative or sculptural pieces. Individual instruction allows students to learn the basics of ceramics as well as refine current skills. Wheel throwing, hand building, glazing and surface design are covered.  Equipment, tools, glazing and firing are included. Due to COVID 19, students are asked to bring basic items of their own. Please see home page for the list of what to bring. 

SPRING SESSION  1 2021       MAR  9 -  APR 24        7 classes / $210

SPRING SESSION  2 2021       MAY  4  -  JUNE 19     7 classes / $210

SUMMER SESSION 1 2021      JUNE 29  -  AUG 14    7 classes / $210

FALL SESSION 1 2021            AUG 31  -  OCT 16      7 classes / $210

Tuesdays            10:00  -  1:00     and     6:00 - 9:00

Wednesday        10:00  -  1:00          

Thursdays            1:00  -  4:00     and     6:00 - 9:00    

Fridays                1:00  -  4:00

Saturdays            10:00  - 1:00     and     1:30 - 4:30        


OPEN STUDIO HOURS:       Thursday 10:00 - 1:00

                                          Wednesday 1:00 - 4:00


Student Work


Memberships to the studio are available for those who wish to work independently. TCAC provides a clean, spacious and friendly place in which to do so.  The studio  hosts a 30” x  50” slab roller and a separate glaze room. We offer two electric kilns, a Skutt and an L & L. The L & L accepts pieces as large as 25” x 25”. Members have unlimited access to the studio during studio hours. (except when workshops are scheduled in the space). Members may submit work to sell in the Gallery.

Give us a call to visit and check out this fabulous space!


Membership:  $200 monthly



2200 sq. feet of fully equipped studio

Hand building area

5 Wheels

2 Kilns

Glaze room

Slab roller


Phone: 520-241-5481

email: tucsoncac@gmail.com

1703 East Fort Lowell Road, Tucson, Arizona 85719


TUESDAY thru SATURDAY    10:00 - 4:00

Closed Sundays and Mondays



1934 - 2019

Artist - Educator - Mentor

Betsy founded the Clay Art Center in 2014, after a 60 year career in clay during which she ran numerous studios and clay organizations. Her work has been featured in many exhibitions around the country. She was a multi-faceted ceramicist, always exploring the possibilities of her medium.

Ceramics education was her passion.

A large selection of her ceramics are on display and available for purchase in the studio gallery.


Come shop for one-of-a-kind,          locally made ceramics in our


1703 E Ft Lowell Rd.         Ph: 520-241-5481          tucsoncac@gmail.com