River City Clay 115 Franklin Street – – 931.542.6615 – – www.rivercityclay.com River City Clay is an art gallery and studio located in downtown Clarksville. We offer pottery classes for all skill levels with the…
River City Clay
115 Franklin Street – – 931.542.6615 – – www.rivercityclay.com
River City Clay is an art gallery and studio located in downtown Clarksville. We offer pottery classes for all skill levels with the goal of spreading our love for ceramics with our community.
River City Clay combines the passion and expertise of it’s three owners with over 80 years of combined experience.
Our three owners have a history that all began with our company’s reason for existence – pottery. Ken and Melody Shipley are internationally recognized potters that have shared their love of ceramics through teaching for over four decades. It is through their teaching that Shelby Crutcher, a business student, found her talent and passion for pottery as well. She has now been making pots for almost 10 years; all the while remaining connected with her ceramics family.
The threat of the pandemic brought unique challenges to their individual journeys in 2020, but it gave them the opportunity to think about what would come next. They all had the same goal in mind; each with a unique vision. All it took was one meeting to realize that their individual visions would make one great idea. That idea would be known very soon after as River City Clay Studio – an interactive pottery studio and gallery that would bring a new avenue for creating art to our community.