About Us


Come Discover Capitol Clay Arts Company

angle-storefront-300x280Founded in late 2008, Capitol Clay Arts Company is the love child of Mike and Karen Garnes who founded the company, initially, to bring clay and supplies to West Virginia potters. Their mission quickly expanded to offer adult wheel classes and, later, adult hand building and kids classes. Today, Capitol Clay Arts Company is a resource for potters throughout the state and a vital education source for professionals and hobbyists alike.

Learn more about Mike and Karen and their work. Keep reading to discover everything Capitol Clay Arts Company offers. Tour our studios, located in charming South Charleston, West Virginia.

We offer:

  –  Classes & Workshops in our studios
  –  Quality clays, kilns, wheel tools & glazes for sale 
  –  Gallery of hand made pottery & jewelry
  –   Skutt kiln repair services
  –  Wheel refurbishing: Brent, Skutt, Pacifica
  –  Kiln firing services
  –  Studio rental time