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About CIY Pottery
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What is CIY?

CIY is a community pottery and specialty arts studio in Ashburn, VA. CIY, which stands for Create It Yourself, brings novice and experienced potters together to engage and inspire each other in their shared craft.

The studio is available to members six days a week, granting full access to all equipment including nine throwing wheels, two large hand-building tables, two slab rollers, three kilns, several glaze options and other supplies.

Students can get in touch with their creative side in our beginner classes, while more experienced potters can refine their skills at our specialty workshops, mastering advanced design and decorative techniques.

At specialty workshops such as our ‘Dinner, Drinks, and Dirt’ workshop, students can have a little fun trying a new hobby with their friends— shaping take-home items like dog bowls, beer mugs, holiday platters, Christmas trees and ghosts while enjoying dinner and drinks from one of the excellent University Commerce Plaza restaurants. CIY is the perfect place to create a unique date night, birthday party, or private party.

Ceramics isn’t the only way to get creative at CIY.  On occasion, CIY offers workshops in other art forms, such as creative crafting, stained glass, wreath making, and resin art.

Shop for ceramic supplies in the studio or stop by to enjoy the beautiful artwork of local professional and resident potters. Periodic art shows will also display the work of our artists.

Come purchase that special hand-made holiday gift, or better yet, Create It Yourself!

Private Functions

What is it?

  • It’s what you design it to be. Be Creative!
  • This can be a 2–3-hour hand-building session or wheel tryout. It can be a 2-session event where the second is glazing the bisque fired pieces.
  • This can be a craft specialty, such as resin art event.
  • The options are endless, however the time slots for these types of events are limited. We do our best to schedule these events after hours to reduce the impact on our members.  Thus, they are typically scheduled for Friday and Saturday late afternoon to evening.
  • These events are specifically designed for each group. The group size is a minimum of 6 people.
  • Prices vary.

We welcome the challenge of specially designing a creative evening for your special group.  Please contact us to start designing your private event.

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Clay Supplies Available

At CIY, we understand the needs of our local potters. That’s why our store is fully stocked with high-quality clay and a selection of glazes. Whether you’re a seasoned potter or just starting your pottery journey, we have everything you need to bring your creative visions to life. Visit CIY today and discover the endless possibilities that await you as a potter.

About Us

CIY is a creative hub located in Ashburn, VA, where individuals can explore the world of pottery and specialty arts. The acronym stands for “Create It Yourself,” reflecting the studio’s mission to foster a collaborative environment for both beginners and seasoned artists.

Studio Hours

  • Monday – Thursday 10AM – 9PM
  • Friday 10AM – 6PM
  • Saturday 10AM – 5PM
  • Closed Sunday


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