Come on in, look around, and enjoy shopping locally, right here in Garden City, MI.
We are a Mayco distributor and also carry tools from Mudtools, Xiem, Dirty Girls, Groovy Tools, MKM, Kemper, GR Pottery Forms, Troy Bungart ribs, Piepenburg Trimming Discs, as well as Coyote glazes and Speedball underglazes.
In this 5-week class students will learn the fine art of slip trailing: mixing and consistency of slip, tools to use (and how to use them), basic slip trailing designs, as well as spacing and proportions (round and symmetric forms, asymmetric forms), organic forms, and lettering.
32129 Block Street
Garden City, Michigan 48135
Block Street is off of Merriman Road in Garden City, 4 blocks north of Ford Road and south of the traffic signal at Maplewood. There is an old, white rectangular schoolhouse on the corner of Block and Merriman. Turn west at the schoolhouse and then turn left into the driveway at 32125 Block Street (at the RL Sheridan Construction sign) and take the driveway back to the third building.
Open Studio Hours:
The Michigan Art Center is a family-owned art center and we strive to offer a fun, educational, and relaxing atmosphere where students ages 16 and up can express their artistic ability in community with other like-minded artists.
We're open to the public; we're not a guild, we don't require anyone to have a membership, although memberships are available to purchase that give discounts on classes, workshops, tools, and glazes.
Our students come from all over southeastern Michigan to attend our ceramics classes and workshops and we have several couples and families taking classes together! We hope you can join us!
In our ceramics studio, students will use a variety of tools and equipment such as slab rollers, extruder, spray booth, over 20 pottery wheels, and hundreds of texture items such as mats, rollers, and stamps. Our heated and air-conditioned facility is over 5,400 square feet, and allows you to enjoy a spacious glaze and cleanup area, over 70 glaze choices, large wheel throwing area, cone 10 gas reduction kiln, cone 6 electric kilns, Raku kiln, retail store, lots of shelving space, and a generous amount of open studio time for students to practice what they've learned.
In our retail store, we carry the following tools and glazes:
Glazes | Underglazes
You don't have to be a MAC Member to take a class, but a MAC Membership will give you discounts on classes, 50% off of workshops, 15% off of clay and retail purchases, 25 extra lbs. of clay per year, as well as a free promotional item.
Premium Members will receive all the above only instead of receiving 25 lbs. of clay a year, they'll receive 25 lbs. of clay each semester for one year.
We offer a generous amount of open studio time for registered students to work on their projects.
Open Studio Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 1pm-6:30pm
We also welcome opportunities for production potters. Production potters are defined as artists who create work for the purpose of resale such as galleries, boutiques, stores, internet, art fairs, Potter’s Market, etc., regardless of the quantity made. Furthermore, it is understood that production potters have separate prices for enrollment. If "production potter" needs further definition, please see Mike.
We are now selling clay bodies from Standard Ceramics!