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Ashley Benton

Ashley Benton has been exploring the art of ceramics for over 4 years. Getting her start at a local community center, she quickly became passionate about the art form. Within six months she started building out a home studio with her own wheel at first, with a kiln to follow shortly thereafter. She now teaches at the community center and at CIY in the hopes to inspire and cultivate that same passion in others.

Ashley graduated with a degree in Interior Design and Art from Radford University. She has always been drawn to the creative arts and has expressed that through baking, woodworking, fiber arts, drawing, and photography. She draws her inspiration from her travels, exploring nature and everyday life experiences.

She loves the versatility of clay and working with a myriad of techniques. She believes in continual learning and improvement and never stops exploring.

Ashley Benton

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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