The Tuscarora Retreat and Summer Pottery School is a 501c3.

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Mission Statement -

The Tuscarora Pottery School strives to create an environment of

kinship, community & creativity

through the education and immersion of working with clay.

We offer one and two week long workshops every summer, devoted to throwing on the potters wheel as well as hand-building and shorter, long weekend, special topic classes.

Our small classes allow for the program design to be customized to fit the needs of each individual student.

The Tuscarora Retreat and Summer Pottery School was established in the summer of 1966 by Dennis and Julie Parks. They chose this place because of its quiet, vast open spaces, clean air, clear skies and rugged mountains.

Our aim is to provide a concentrated supportive atmosphere for both those seeking an introduction to ceramics as well as more seasoned practitioners wanting to expand their skills and confidence.



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We are grateful to the Nevada Arts Council for their support during these uncertain times. This school was supported, in part, by the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, and the state of Nevada.