Hand Workshop Art Center
1812 West Main Street
Richmond, VA 23220


Consider these resources for art supplies and special discounts:

  • Membership Discount Card Program (see below)
  • Internet resources relating to art.
  • Ceramic resources in bookstores and on the web.

Membership Discount Card Program

Show your HWAC membership card at the following businesses and receive a discount on your purchases:

Main Art Supply & Framing
1537 West Main Street
Richmond, VA 23220
Plaza Artists Materials of Richmond
927 West Grace Street
Richmond, VA 23220
359- 5900
Art Market
1309 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23220
All Fired Up
3311 West Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23220
Fine Art Framing
4518 East Seminary Avenue
Richmond, VA 23227
Knitting Basket Limited
5812 Grove Avenue
Richmond, VA 23226

15 percent discount on framing and art supplies
(special supplies for classes at a larger discount)

15 percent discount (excludes sale items)

15 percent discount (excludes framing, sale

25 percent discount on studio fees (excludes

20 percent discount on customer framing (call for

10 percent discount

If your business is interested in becoming a part of our membership discount card program, contact our Development Office at (804) 353-0094.

Internet Resources

The HWAC shares the web with hundreds of excellent sites that can expand your interest and knowledge about art. Try a few of these links, or explore on your own. (NOTE: The HWAC is not responsible for any content on other websites.)

  • Virginia Art Education Association
  • Virginia Commission for the Arts
  • Virginia Association of Museums
  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • National Assembly of State Arts Agencies
  • Americans for the Arts
  • Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
  • Artspace Gallery
  • 1708 Gallery
  • Shockoe Bottom Arts Center
  • Art 180
  • Andrews Gallery, College of William & Mary
  • Ceramics Web
  • China Painting
  • The Pottery Studio
  • Mosaic World and Vision
  • Society for Photographic Education
  • International Institute of Photographic Authors
  • Drawing Materials and Drawing Techniques
  • Art History Resources

Ceramic Resources

Below is a list of suggested books about throwing on the potter’s wheel. These books have lots of helpful pictures. Look for these books at Richmond Pottery Supply, Borders, or on the web (check Axner Online).

  • Pottery on the Wheel, by Elsbeth Woody; Farrar, Straus and Giroux, NY 1975
  • Throwing Pots, by Phil Rogers; University of Pa Press, Philadelphia 1995
  • Wheel Thrown Ceramics, by Don Davis;Lark Books, Asheville, NC 1998
  • The Craft of the Potter, by Mick Casson;BBC, London 1977
  • The Spirit of Clay, by Robert Piepenberg;Pebble Press, Farmington Hills, Mich. 1996
  • The Craft and Art of Clay, by Susan Peterson;Prentiss Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 1992
  • The Complete Potter – Throwing, by Richard Phethean; University of PA Press, 1995
  • A Potter’s Workbook, by Clary Illian; University of Iowa Press Iowa City, 1999
  • Pottery Making Illustrated is a good how-to magazine with step-by-step instructions for various projects.
  • Claytimes and Ceramics Monthly provide an overview of contemporary ceramics.