The London Potters Guild (LPG) was founded in 1981 to provide a shared clay studio for Guild members and to foster an appreciation of the clay arts in London and region. As the organization grew, the need for a larger permanent home dedicated to the clay arts became increasingly clear. A major fundraising campaign, "Seize the Clay" began in 2000 and in 2008, the LPG purchased its current location and began the huge task of renovating an 1890s, Victorian-era building at 664 Dundas Street in the heart of London’s historic Old East Village. The building became known as London Clay Art Centre (LCAC) The organization installed a geothermal heating and cooling system, the first vertically drilled, commercially applied geothermal system in London’s downtown core. The accessible facility is open to all members of the community. In March of 2023 the organization consolidated the two names, London Potters Guild and the London Clay Art Centre into one name - Clayworx: Ceramic Arts Learning Centre. Today, Clayworx includes studios for classes and workshops, an open clay studio for studio members, a glazing area, a kiln room, a vitally important loading dock and a retail store. Clayworx is the culmination of many hours of work by passionate volunteers, contributions from many generous donors and hard work by our dedicated staff over many years!
A Project of Passion
Clayworx (previously London Clay Art Centre) is located in a century-old heritage building, which was lovingly restored through the hard work of many volunteers. See the transformation of the space at 664 Dundas Street from a dilapidated commercial space to the gorgeous community facility it is now.