This month’s Featured Member Business is Clayspace (located at 831 S Front Street). Owner Tami Knight talks about the origins of Clayspace and their location in the Brewery District.
Clayspace is a fully equipped ceramic studio offering classes and workshops to artists of all ages and abilities in a comfortable, supportive environment. Students are encouraged to explore their creative potential with support and instruction provided by ceramic artists.
We also offer teambuilding workshops, private workshops & instruction and bachelorette parties. The studio is a unique creative venue for family gatherings, school groups and private parties. Projects are tailored to the interests of your group.
Customers can expect a welcoming environment, friendly people, good times, local art in the gallery, a great value, excellent instruction, lasting memories, and an appreciation for hand crafted ceramics.
We opened at 831 S Front St October 1, 2006. I (Tami Knight) am the owner and sole proprietor. Clayspace is a not for profit company supported by myself and my husband. We moved to Columbus from Houston Texas in 2001. I was a registered nurse for 20 years and I took my first clay class at Columbus Parks & Rec. I was hooked immediately!
I bought a wheel but I soon realized that for me working with clay is a social activity so I bought this building in the Brewery District and 14 more wheels so that people could come to Clayspace and work with clay with me.
I have one employee, instructor and resident artist, Todd Hickerson. I met Todd at OSU when I was taking ceramic classes. Todd was finishing his BFA in ceramics and had recently returned from 2 years of active duty in the Middle East. Todd is the heart and soul of the studio, Clayspace would not be the same without him. He is a gifted artist and amazing instructor and he works harder than anyone I have ever met.
The Brewery District is the perfect location for Clayspace. We are zoned for business in the front and manufacturing in the back so our gallery is on Front St and the studio and kilns are in the back. We like the available parking, and all the restaurants, bars, and other interesting businesses. Having Shadowbox down the street has really improved the neighborhood! I love that the bike trail starts right here. It is unique location with easy access to downtown, the Scioto Mile, the Scioto river, and the Audubon Center.
Clayspace | 831 S Front Street | (614) 449-8144 | http://www.clayspace831.com