La Crosse Clay Center

Local Potter Shane Lamb Opening New Studio


Lee Neves

La Crosse Clay Owner, Shane Lamb
La Crosse Clay Owner, Shane Lamb

Pottery has become a passion for Shane Lamb, who’s been creating it since high school. Lamb says, “I had a really good teacher that got me addicted to it.” Beginning in 2012, he’s made a profession out of the art, becoming the general manager at a local studio. Recently, he decided to venture into business as sole owner of the La Crosse Clay Center saying, “This is something I’ve always wanted to do.” While Lamb is still in the process of painting, hanging fixtures and setting up pottery wheels, he plans to open to the public before the end of the year. He’s already started working on pieces that will be for sale in his gallery adjoining the studio, selling his work as a unique holiday gift-giving option.

La Crosse Clay Center will offer classes for newcomers as well as memberships for experienced potters, who will enjoy 24-hour keyed access to the studio, fully equipped with several pottery wheels, kiln, glazing supplies, and more. One-time date night or appointments will also be available.

Lamb is excited to continue teaching people the craft while trying his hand at “more artistic pottery.” When asked what his favorite thing is about working with clay, he shared, “It’s pretty peaceful. You can get consumed by it and forget about everything else.”

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La Crosse Clay Center

1201 10th Street, La Crosse, Wis.

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