Set at the very back of the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge’s campus is a ceramics studio, a mini-Mecca for artists of all ages and skill levels. Some of the students have participated in the ceramics program there for just a few months, others for more than a decade.
Miriam Ellis, who signs her works “Mims,” discovered the studio 12 years ago when she enrolled her son in a children’s ceramics course. She quickly began to envy the fun her son was having creating works of art and started taking classes herself. Today she spends about eight hours a week in the Community Center’s studio.
“I live very close; I could practically walk here if I didn’t have to schlep all my stuff,” said Ellis, a La Cañada resident. “It’s great having this here. I didn’t know this existed until my son started taking a class here. It’s kind of tucked away.”