The Clay Yard was born when Lenny Larson and Ken Wagner, owners of Ceramic Services, decided to close their business and retire.  An intrepid group of studio members who didn’t want to lose their studio, and who wanted to keep it going for others, got together, and got to work.  We’ve painted, refinished tables, cleaned and rearranged things – even added a few plants . . . and are proud of our results.  The studio is spacious, with lots of room for work, and our excellent firing results will continue, as firings will be done or monitored by Lenny, Scott, Kriss and our new intern, Destiny.

We plan on continuing and expanding our services for people to enjoy.  Lenny Larson is a studio member now, and Ken Wagner stops by periodically to keep us all in line.  We plan on maintaining their good natured, responsible work ethic, and hope to inspire new ceramicists as well as provide a space for people who used to do ceramics in high school or college, loved it, and never continued to explore.  Now’s the time to stop putting it off and to get busy!

We look forward to meeting new and old friends here, and hope you’ll stop by soon.  These are exciting times – please let us know what you’d like to see here.  Call or email us at 909.391.1192 or use the email link at the bottom of the page to get in touch.  Thanks!

New Evening Hours!

Studio Hours

Monday 9 AM to 4:30 PM

Tuesday 9 AM to 9:00 PM

Wednesday 9 AM to 4:30 PM

Thursday 9 AM to 9:00 PM

Fridays 9 AM to 4:30 PM

Saturdays 9 AM to 4:30 PM

Sundays CLOSED

Contact Us

530 S. Palmetto Ave. Ontario, California 91762


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