Hickory Clay is a pottery studio designed around clay. Every inch of the layout focuses on the process of ceramics and how clay travels through the studio. Wheel throwers are given ample space to focus and breathe, handbuilders have a dedicated area with bright ceiling lighting, and glazing feels like a laboratory tucked inside a treehouse.
The palette is white washed and airy. Hardwood floors are white washed and offset by concrete accents. Worktables are simple parsons tables constructed of plywood with impervious tops. Materials are honest and solid. Exposed wood beams of richly toned redwood offset the light palette.
The studio is bathed in sunlight from all directions. The generous clerestory runs above the entire space and casts light into the double-height wheel area and the glazing area. Operable windows bring in fresh air.
Individual comfort is a focal point of the studio. Every work area has tables at both seated and standing height. The wooden boxes between wheels are at a comfortable height for use while throwing. All of our stools are height adjustable.