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Welcome to the
Michigan Art Center!

32129 Block Street
Garden City, Michigan 48135
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Hours of Operation
Monday        1p-10p, Open Studio 1p-6:30p
Tuesday       10a-10p, Open Studio 1p-6:30p
Wednesday   10a-7p, Open Studio 1p-6:30p
Thursday       10a-10p, Open Studio 1p-6:30p
Friday            Closed for Special Events
Saturday        10a-5p, Open Studio 1p-5p
Sunday          Closed

Open Studio Note: although there will be a staff member on site to answer questions and troubleshoot, open studio is a non-instructional time for enrolled students to work on their projects.  No demos will be given.

Block Street is off of Merriman Road in Garden City, 4 blocks north of  Ford Road and south of the traffic signal at Maplewood. There is an old, white rectangular schoolhouse on the corner of Block and Merriman. Turn there at the schoolhouse and then turn left into the driveway at 32125 Block Street (at the RL Sheridan Construction sign) and take the driveway back to the third building.



We are a family art center and offer classes to most all ages. In our ceramics studio, students will use a variety of tools such as the slab roller, extruder, spray booth, and over a dozen pottery wheels. Our facility is approximately 4,500 square feet and allows you to enjoy a spacious glaze and cleanup area, large wheel throwing area, glaze mixing and kiln room, cone 10 gas reduction kiln, cone 6 electric kilns, convenient break area with snacks and beverages, classroom, tool shop, gallery, and lots and lots of shelving space.

The Michigan Art Center provides ceramic or pottery classes in the Garden City, Livonia, Plymouth, Novi, Northville area. Our students come from all over southeastern Michigan to attend our classes and workshops.


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Thank you for visiting the Michigan Art Center
and we hope to see you soon!

What's happening at the MAC:

Registration is Open for
Spring Ceramics Classes
Runs April 6 - June 27, 2015
Register HERE

We will be CLOSED between semesters from Sunday, March 29 - Sunday, April 5, 2015
We now stock a limited supply of pottery tools!

Intro to Precious Metals Clay
(PMC) Class

Please join us for this 6-week class starting March 4th.
Click HERE for details and to register!
Gift Certificates

MAC gift certificates make great gifts!
Purchase one of our gift certificates and enable someone special to attend one of our classes
on you!  MAC gift certificates make great gifts
for birthdays, Christmas, Mother's Day,
Father's Day, or any other special day.
Click on the title to purchase!
MAC Bucks!

Students - refer a friend, get a $25 credit good towards upcoming class or workshop registration, clay, tools, and MAC merchandise when your friend registers and attends classes. Offer valid for new students only. See Mike or Carol for details.




Seeking Experienced Art Instructors and Lab Techs

Experienced art instructors and lab techs interested in becoming part of the MAC team, please complete our Application for Employment and submit along with your resume



Become a member and get early notification of upcoming workshops and special events.

Past Workshops:
August 2013 - Naked Raku
September 2013 -
Tom Krueger
January 2014 - Daniel Johnston Demo
April 2014 - Daniel Johnston Workshop
September 2014 - Marie Woo Lecture
October 2014 - Steve Olszewski Sculpture
January 2015 - Jeri Hollister Demo



Open Studio Pass Available
for Walk-ins

We offer an open studio hourly rate for experienced potters. Requires MAC membership ($50), includes 5 hours of open studio time, and all other membership benefits. Additional hours are available at the rate of $10 per hour. Firings available at an additional cost.


Check out our
Kids Page!


Friday Night Special Events
Girls Night Out
Mom's Night Out
Birthday Parties
Tired of doing the same old things? Looking for a creative, different, and fun experience for birthdays, Girl's Night Out, Mom's Night Out, or Family Night? 
Join us at the MAC on a Friday evening for a pottery extravaganza!  During this 3-hour event, participants will make a total of 2 clay projects: either wheel thrown or hand-built, or a combination of each. Participants will then select glazes for their pieces before they sit down and enjoy their meal.  The MAC will finish the pieces and call when they're ready for pickup. 
Friday evenings only,
 3 hours, 6p-9p or 7p-10p

Group size:  Minimum:  6; maximum: 15
Click on the links above for details.




Supply Donations
If you have pottery tools or equipment,
or other art supplies that you're no longer using or needing, we may be interested! 
Please give us a call @ 734.266.3500.



Become a MAC member and enjoy:

  • discounts and advance notice of upcoming classes and workshops, 
  • discounts on tools and glazes from Rovin Ceramics,
  • discounts from local businesses, and
  • a free MAC t-shirt!



Barefoot Pottery Tools

Daniel Johnston Pottery

Frank James Fisher

Jeri Hollister

Marie Woo

Michigan Ceramic Artists Association

Runyan Pottery Supply

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