Mainly Clay

Mainly Clay


I really miss Mainly Clay and my Mainly Clay friends!
My sister and I went to our first pottery introduction. Totally enjoyed ourselves, every body had a Great Time!! Especially for 2 people , it was their first time!!!! 🤭 wonder who they were?????? We’ll be back ♥️
thanks for putting me on this clay/art path, Randy.
Any chance of there ever being a ceramic knitting bowl class? :)

you might find this native american pottery channel interesting
Do y'all do gift certificates?
Wow just wow! Tracy Hylton brought me my pottery today! I had so much fun with this class and the stain is beautiful! I hope to see yall again soon! Thanks so much!

Pottery Classes & Supplies - Gift Shop Come delight yourself in one of the oldest artistic endeavors known to humans. Enjoy their beauty for years to come.

Watch your own creations take shape on the potter's wheel or hand-building with slabs of clay. We'll show you how!


Alzheimer’s Walk, Oct 21, FarmVille. Mainard and Terra-Cotta love purple! We made potholders to celebrate!


New class Sat, Oct 28, tree lantern, sign up online:


Ready Terra-Cotta? “What instrument does a skeleton play?…the trombone”! Ha ha says Mainard.


Space available Sun, Oct 8, make a serving platter, sign up online:


Openings for Tasting Set, next Sat, Sept 30, signup online:

Photos from Visit Farmville, VA's post 09/16/2023

Come relax and take a class!


Stained Glass Larger, Sat, Oct 21. Pick your piece now for this fun class!

Mainly Clay Pottery Classes & Supplies - Gift Shop


1 space available for Sat, Sept 16 -Try It Wheel. Sign up online:


3 spaces available in Try It Wheel class next Saturday, September 16, here is the link to sign up:


Make a casserole, oven and microwave safe, next Saturday. 4 spaces available.

Mainly Clay Pottery Classes & Supplies - Gift Shop


Look who was in town this morning, touching up the mural at the Farmer’s Market? The one and only, We are ready for back to school photos! Thanks Monty!


Mainard asks Terra-Cotta, ‘What do peanut butter and jelly do around the campfire?’ Hum…, ‘They tell toast stories’! Mainard is so funny!


Mainard and Terra-Cotta say, ‘come on and check out our sale’!


3 spaces just opened up for the Tree lantern this Saturday, July 22. Signup online:

Mainly Clay Pottery Classes & Supplies - Gift Shop

Home - Visit Farmville 07/14/2023

Home - Visit Farmville Farmville – home to both Longwood University and Hampden-Sydney College – is a distinctive place where college town vibe meets small town charm.


Come inside and save! Open Thursday & Friday 12-5 pm and Saturday 10 am- 4 pm


Another great potter visit with ! We loved touring his studio and his beautiful gardens.


Had a great visit with in his studio during our visit to Maine. He explained his making and firing processes. Loving these beautiful cups that he made; perfect for a cool drink on this hot day.


Where do you buy a birthday present for a cat? From a cat-alogue. We are 11 years old, how about that!


2 spaces just opened up for Try It Pottery Wheel class this Sat, May 13. Signup online:


2 spaces just opened up for Sat, May 20, stained glass sun-catcher class.
Sign up on line:


Special delivery from ! New Catawba and Dark Star clay is now in stock.


Make a flower pot next Saturday. Spaces available, sign up online:

Mainly Clay Pottery Classes & Supplies - Gift Shop

Empty Bowls Longwood 04/06/2023

We are so excited to help with this fundraiser for FACES.

Empty Bowls Longwood Longwood Design in Craft & Mainly Clay Present Empty Bowls 2023 April 20 6pm @ High Bridge Stables in Farmville VA


Spaces open for Saturday’s Clay Flowers class. Sign up online:

Mainly Clay Pottery Classes & Supplies - Gift Shop


Spaces are open for Sunday’s class, pet bowl, chili or ice-cream bowls. Sign up online:


Mainard asks Terra-Cotta, ‘What kind of tree has the best bark?’ Hum…’A dogwood!’


“what did the rabbit give his girlfriend?” Mainard laughs, “a 14 carrot ring”!


2 spaces opened up for the mug class Saturday, Feb 25, 10 am. Sign up online:


Knock knock…who is there?
Ben, Ben Who?
Been hoping I could come in!
Come on


This Sunday, make a cat, chicken, owl or a pig wall hanging!


Let it snow…let it snow …let it snow!


2 spaces just opened up for this class, today @ 10 am. Just show up if you want to make a snowman plate!


Space available for toad hut class next Saturday, Jan 28. Sign up online:


Great mug Adam Paulek, love our local partnerships!


New suncatchers for the stained glass class. 1 spot left this Saturday @ 1 pm. Sign up online.


Space available to make heart dishes, Saturday, January 14 @ 10 am. Sign up online: https://www.mainly


1 space opened up for try it pottery wheel, Saturday, Jan 7 @ 10 am. Sign up online:


Our hours: Open, Thursday & Friday-12-5 pm and Saturday Christmas Eve-11 am-3 pm. See you soon!


Mainard says to Terra-Cotta, ‘what is Santa’s dogs name?’ Hum… ‘Santa Paws’, Ha! Ha!

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Our Story

We carry handmade gifts; pottery, jewelry, knitted and woven by local artists. Clay, glaze and supplies for the home studio are here as well in Downtown Farmville.

Check out our upstairs Meeting Place. Renting for meetings, showers, and all types of get-togethers, from 8 am-5:30 pm.

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217 N Main Street
Farmville, VA

Opening Hours

Thursday 12pm - 5pm
Friday 12pm - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm

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