Weekdays 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday - Closed
CLAYWORKS Studio/Gallery has been practicing the art and craft of architectural ceramics on East Sixth Street for over 30 years. Located just east of downtown Austin, our showroom is stocked with handmade sconces, address numbers, decorative tile, garden art, murals and more.
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Established by John and Chris Gray in 1979, the studio is known for custom architectural work, including historic tile restoration and large scale seals and murals. Among other Austin landmarks, our custom tile work can be seen at the Texas State Capitol Building, The Driskill Hotel and the University of Texas.
Everything is made and fired on the premises, beginning with the task of clay mixing. Sconces are shaped by hand, tiles are individually cut and stamped and plaques are inscribed by hand. We apply glazes we have developed ourselves and fire all our ware in gas kilns. The mild Central Texas winters allow us to accomplish all of this in an open air covered studio nearly every day of the year.
Clayworks pavers, calligraphically inscribed with the names of donors, have helped to raise millions of dollars for public projects such as schools, libraries and churches. With the advent of the Internet and the help of Stewart Gray, who handles our graphic design and web work, our reach has extended, and we do a healthy online business across the country, especially in custom tile address numbers and sconces.