About Us

We are a pottery studio, school, gallery, bookstore, and one of the finest clay facilities in sunny Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. 

We occupy a spacious, well lit, and professionally equipped building in the University/Nob Hill area with a vibrant and diverse community of artists. We offer resident and non-resident studio memberships, classes, and workshops. 

Our gallery is filled with works made in the shop by members, and other arts & crafts made by various, local artisans covering a variety of styles.

Homemade Culture is an open-to-the-public ceramics and pottery studio. Members enjoy access to electric pottery wheels (dual directions), two kick wheels, hand-building and wheel tools, slab roller, extruder, electric kilns, a full art library, Wi-Fi, break-room access, a gallery to sell works, and an experienced staff of technicians, as well as student instructors. Memberships includes materials costs for ceramics including instruction, clay, slips, glazes, and tool use. We provide everything needed in a pottery studio!

Please remember to come in clothes that can get dirty, as well as closed-toed shoes when visiting our studio.

Membership is open to the general public and their families – all members must be 13 years of age or older. Any persons under 13 years of age, must be under direct-parental supervision. 

We always welcome prospective members to come by the studio for a tour, or you can contact us to set up an appointment. (No experience required!)

Just show up in clothes you do not mind getting dirty, and you’re ready for good times! Classes for beginning and intermediate potters are taught on-site, and include lessons in throwing on the wheel, hand-building, sculpture, and surface treatments.

New members must go through a Clay Studio Orientation/Class before working at Homemade Culture (mostly to learn the studio rules, etiquette, and procedures.)

Homemade Culture hosts workshops, arts & craft shows, and Fine Arts Shows featuring hand-made art (not just pottery) throughout the year. Booths are open to non-members, and at a reduced fee for members. We always encourage our members to come out and pitch in for a few hours, having fun. 

Overview:

Homemade Culture is located in University Area of Albuquerque; open to the public for classes and available for studio use by members. We are a full service Cone 6 clay art studio. Volunteer Work Studies and Members manage and run the studio. We provide clay art classes for beginners and advanced artists in wheel throwing and hand building for adults and youth.

Membership includes use of all studio equipment and space, unlimited glaze, and firing privileges with studio-purchased clay. No outside clay or unapproved glazes are allowed without the Kiln Master’s approval.

Pottery Studio Equipment:

  • Electrical kilns
  • 6 electric wheels (Spins in both directions)
  • Slab roller
  • Extruder
  • Hand building area/ tables
  • Public and Rental-able Private Shelving
  • All Possible Tools Needed
  • Aprons and batts provided
  • Over 10,000 stamps and decorative tools
  • High-Speed Wifi, Art Library, Gallery & Break-room access
  • Experienced staff of technicians and student instructors ready to help!
  • Anasazi 5x (Deep Red color, lots of iron, Coarse, Cone 6 Clay Body)
  • Columbine Porcelain (Ice White color, Creamy texture, Smooth, Fine, Cone 6 Clay Body) 
  • Rainbow Pallet of Slips and Glazes, studio formulated for cone 6
  • All Slips, Glaze, and Clays are Food/Oven/Micro/Freezer Safe!

Outside Materials Do Require Kiln Master’s Approval.