Morada Way Clay


We will be closed beginning May 1 until our garage door is fixed.  Hopefully by May 14 we will reopen with a new door to let in the ocean breeze.  You may still find us open by chance until then, but without that door this time of year it is just too hot inside.

Morada Way Clay is the place for pottery and ceramic art in the Florida Keys with classes, workshops, private instruction and studio access. Release your inner artist in our friendly, fun and creative environment!


As Islamorada’s pottery and ceramic arts center, our mission is to provide for the study, advancement and celebration of clay.  Our ceramics studio is fully equipped with two electric kilns and a gas-fired raku kiln plus slab roller, extruder and five wheels.

We offer multi-session classes, one-day workshops, individual instruction and open studio access, which lets you work with our equipment and resources while immersed in our creative atmosphere.

Artists of all ages and abilities welcome!


Our Islamorada fine art gallery hosts some of the Upper Keys’ best pottery, sculpture and paintings, with exhibitions and guest artists throughout the year.

Artistic Opportunities

We offer a range of artistic opportunities to fit your style and schedule:

Classes and Workshops

We are currently having our side garage door replaced and will schedule classes once it is installed.  Estimated to be finished early May.

Studio Use

To arrange studio usage, call 305-900-9023 or email

Open Studio 1 visit:  $50 for one day studio access, includes use of studio equipment, up to 5 lbs of clay and/or studio glazes and electric firings. Previous clay experience required, no instruction given.  If a return visit is needed for glazing you must pay for another open studio visit.  Available during business hours.

Open Studio 4 visits: $160.00 for 4 open studio sessions within 2 months. A punch card is provided for access. These are single one day visits to the studio. Each visit includes up to 5lbs of recycled clay and or the glazes and electric firings. Previous clay experience required. Available during business hours.

Morada Way Clay Studio Artist

$200/month and includes 24 hour access to the studio. This is a month-to-month rental, previous clay experience is required. Access to the studio and use of studio wheels, extruder, slab roller and tools  when not being used by classes and a 2X4 foot shelf space.  Materials and firings are available at a discounted price.
Studio members should anticipate costs for clay, glazes and firing fees.

Members are given a 25% discount on classes and workshops.  Private instruction is available at additional cost.

P.O.P. – Paint Our Pottery

Spend a few enjoyable hours in our studio painting a piece of pottery made right here in Islamorada at Morada Way Clay.  You may choose to paint a piece in one of two ways:

  1. Apply glazes making items food safe. The piece then needs to be fired and it can be up to a week before it is ready for pick up.
  2. Apply acrylic paints which will be sprayed with a sealant and can be taken home the same day. Acrylic paints are not food safe. Cost is per item. Pieces can be mailed for an additional cost.

Private Lessons for All Ages

$ 20 for a 20 minute project consultation with one of our professional potters

$ 70 for 1 person; 1.5 hours of instruction, includes materials and bisque firing

$120 for 2 people: 1.5 hours of instruction, includes materials and bisque firing

$150 for 3 people; 1.5 hours of instruction, includes materials and bisque firing

Create a Class

Call us if you have a group of 4 or more (children and or adults) and we will personalize a class for you.  For 4-6 people cost is $40 each, and 7-10 people is $35 each.  Classes include 1.5 hours of instruction, up to 5lbs of clay per person and bisque firing.  Groups may want to schedule a second class to glaze their projects, pay to use the POP (Paint Our Pottery) glazes or pay an additional $10 per person to have our staff apply one glaze to each piece.  Pieces will be ready to glaze after they have dried and been bisque fired which usually takes 1 week.

Have Your Work Fired

A small kiln (17in. x 24in.) cone 04-06 firing is $40, and a cone 6 firing is $50 individual pieces are charged $2 – $10 depending on size and shape. Raku firing is available during our raku fridays, 2-3 small to medium sized bisqued pieces or 1 large bisqued piece for $20 and includes use of studio raku glazes.

Registration and Policies

To Register:  Call 305-900-9023 or come into Morada Way Clay during business hours.  Please call with any questions about a particular class before you sign up. Classes will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  Payment of full tuition reserves your space in the class.


Full tuition refunds will be issued if a class or workshop is canceled by MWC.

If a student drops a class at least 7 days before the start of a class session or workshop, or 14 days before an advanced workshop, tuition will be refunded less a non refundable 25% deposit.


No refunds will be given for missed classes. No refunds will be given for monthly communal rent.

Makeup Classes:

If a class is cancelled due to weather or other variables, a makeup class will be scheduled.

If a student is unable to attend a class, MWC is not responsible for providing a makeup class.


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