The Orlando Pottery Studio evolved some 37 years ago. Initially it was a slip-casting studio. All the work that was produced came out of molds and was painted by the participants. Then, in the early 70s, hand made pottery became very popular and the trends changed from slipware to taking a raw piece of clay and creating your own piece of work. A woman named Helen Bennett established a clay program over at Loch Haven Art Center. Helen, also established, what we know as Bennetts Pottery. She inspired Ann Robinson who was then in charge of the program, to change the course of the studio forever. She managed to acquire the small gas kiln across the hall and after that, the potters wheels arrived and the rest is history. Since that time, the studio has evolved and grown in many ways: weve acquired more equipment, expanded the work space, built the big gas kiln, developed loads of glazes, provided extended studio hours, engaged guest artist from all over the country to give workshops, etc., The City of Orlando is proud to support this first class studio. If you have had the opportunity to attend clay classes at any of the other local clay programs, youll have recognized that the Orlando Pottery Studio is a special place.