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Hardie Clay Studio

Tour the studio, create your own work, engage with other artists!

About me

Linda throwing on potter's wheel


Hi!  My name is Linda Hardie, I'm a ceramic artist living just north of Ames, IA. I've created a wonderful studio on our property in a large morton building. Over the years I've been sharing this space with friends and kids in our neighborhood. Now that my daughter is becoming more independent, I'm very excited to start offering more services to the surrounding Ames/Gilbert community.




Hardie Clay Studio

Where is Hardie Clay Studio located?

All classes and workshops will be held at Hardie Clay Studios (5847 Arrasmith Trail, Ames, IA). Parking available in driveway and along street. The studio is located in the shop behind the house.



What classes/workshops are available?

Terrific Tuesdays - Open Studio

Since 2022, I've been offering "Terrific Tuesdays". This is a time where anyone can come visit my studio on Tuesday's from 11-4pm. During this time you can try your hand at the potter's wheel or hand-building. If you just want to play around with the clay, without keeping any creations, then there is no fee!! You only need to pay if you intend to keep your creation. The fee is $3/lb of wet clay (includes firing and glazing). 

Wheel Throwing Classes

Currently, I'm offering two classes:

More classes and one-day workshops will also be available soon!


Coming Soon - Wood Kiln

Over the next year, I will be building a wood kiln that I very much want to share with the community. If you would like to be involved in building the kiln and or in the firings, please contact me and let me know!