Art & Wellness at Clay Pots
"Art is the only way to run away without leaving home"
Clay Pots views art and wellness as important tools in nurturing the whole being. By providing a place for people to explore and develop their own creativity and wholeness, we hope to cultivate an appreciation for art and wellness as a means for connection, stress reduction, and personal growth.
Clay Pots' first-floor Coffeehouse space doubles as a gallery for unique and inspiring exhibits. Everything from oil paintings to photography and mandalas have been displayed in the first-floor gallery. We are always eager to meet new artists.
Clay Pots Gallery
The first-floor community room, second-floor, and Peace Garden also play host to other art and wellness activities including community yoga sessions, mindfulness workshops, open mic nights, and jam sessions.
We are currently seeking acupuncturists, yoga teachers, nutritionists and other healing art professionals to volunteer to lead sessions as part of our Wellness Wednesday initiative. Contact for more information.
See the Clay Pots events calendar for a full list of upcoming events.
Music and Wellness
For those looking to become part of the mission, there is no better way than sharing your passions and talents.
Clay Pots is constantly on the lookout for artists, entertainers, craftsman and creative souls to lead programs or workshops.
Find out more about collaborating with Clay Pots art gallery or facilitating a workshop by visiting our Host an Event page.
WOM: Recent Plein Air and Fanciful paintings by William O. Miles.
About the Artist:
William O. Miles was born and raised in Fresno, CA, where he attended local schools. He graduated from Haverford College in 1970 and served in the US Army as a non-combatant hospital corpsman in 1971 -72. He traveled abroad and worked on archeological digs in Britain in 1973. He took graduate art courses at Fresno State for a year before moving to Minneapolis, MN, where he began his career as a stained glass crafter. After moving to Baltimore in1979, he continued working in stained glass as a sole proprietor until 1983 when, with a partner, he formed Artisan Glass Works, Inc. (AGW).
Bill has been called a ‘maker’. He began painting at a young age and has completed a few large murals and stage sets as well as small pictures and he has dabbled in other arts and crafts as well, including print making, woodcarving and leather & beadwork. Half of the paintings in this debut exhibition were done on Cape Cod, at Woods Hole where his family has a summer house. Since his retirement, Bill paints as he pleases and, until now, has primarily been collected by family and friends.