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ClayLab Detroit was founded in 2002 on Grand River Avenue in downtown Detroit.  


Carrie Armstrong has her BFA from Detroit's College for Creative Studies and a Master of Art Education from the University of Florida.  With over twenty years of passionate work in the field of ceramics, she has been a featured artist in renowned public and private spaces worldwide.

From architectural/sculptural to functional housewares, the possibilities in clay are endless... and so are the directions we can comfortably take in our work for you.

Locations past and present:

  • Pewabic Pottery featured artist for over 17 years

  • Art design for JPRA Architects, Farmington MI

  • CA Muer Big Fish restaurants throughout the country

  • American Museum of Ceramic Art, California

  • Detroit Artist Market, Detroit

  • Local hip craft shows, such as Detroit Urban Craft Fair and DIY Ferndale 

  • Pewabic Pottery, Detroit 


Our studio has moved from years in Downtown Detroit to our new adult community education studio in downtown Royal Oak.

Private appointments are welcome. 


We proudly continue to serve the Greater Metropolitan Detroit area and beyond.



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