Operating out of an old industrial building that once made packing “peanuts”, supplied sheet metal, and old Ford parts, Fountain Square Clay Center provides a fully equipped clay studio for exploring clay. Our studio offers beginning and intermediate classes, and studio rental opportunity for studio potters needing their own space, but wishing to be a part of a community of ceramists and potentially a much bigger gallery. With 30 feet of ceiling height, skylights pouring in natural light, and a large open area, the space lends itself to social gatherings and special events.
The owner, Chris DePrez, began teaching in Manhattan in 2001 at Union Square Ceramic Center, a studio with 30 potters and 90 students. For three years, Chris managed the studio, taught classes, and filled wholesale orders, making large vessels and platters for the owner, Marvin Schwam. Upon moving back to Indianapolis, Chris found the right home in Fountain Square with its urban pioneer spirit and fell in love with the industrial building next door
Fountain Square Clay Center sits a stone’s throw away from the new Cultural Trail behind the Mass Ave. Knitting Shop at 950 Hosbrook Street Studio A. The studio has all the amenities for a dynamic urban studio: an electric & gas kiln, 10 pottery wheels, a double sided slab roller, large work tables, a gallery and lots of space!