The Clay School is a community studio teaching the art of working with clay. The studio was founded in 2005 in Lynn and quickly became the artistic hub of the Lydia Pinkham Building where it is located. Currently The Clay School teaches over 125 students each session and has 9 classes a week for adult. There is space for artists to just come and work on their own as well as participate in classes. Owned and operated by Marblehead ceramic artist Kirsten Bassion who established the studio to be a center for ceramic life on the North Shore after finishing her Master of Fine Arts degree in Ceramics in 2004. The studio has 24/7 access to all the students and resident artists to work whenever they want. There are 15 wheels, 3 large electric kilns, and all the other fun tools and equipment one could want in a fully operational studio. Classes are taught by highly educated and talented artists from the North Shore and beyond often coming from Harvard University and MassArt to teach at The Clay School. Most importantly it has a strong community of supportive creative people who enjoy working in clay.