Blues Alley

Hinckley Pottery is a privately-owned urban studio, gallery and shop housed in a former stable, built before 1900. It is located in the historic Georgetown neighborhood of Washington DC, next door to the venerable Blues Alley Jazz Club.

It houses two studios for classes and work spaces in 5,100 square feet of well-lit, comfortable space. The first floor studio is furnished with 15 electric wheels, two kick/electric combination wheels, and one treadle wheel. The second floor has 10 electric wheels and tables for hand-building, as well as resident spaces.

There are three electric kilns and a new two-car shuttle gas kiln. We stock several stoneware clay bodies as well as porcelain. A wide selection of glazes is always on hand. 

Hinckley Pottery's gallery/shop is adjacent to the first floor classroom and sells work by Jill Hinckley and by visiting potters as well as assorted tools, t-shirts and other merchandise.  


Mondays 11:00 am - 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Tuesdays 11:30 am to 11:00 pm

Wednesdays 11:30 am to 2:00 pm and 6:00 to 8:30 pm

Thursdays 11:30 am to 11:00 pm

Fridays 11:00 am to 2:00 pm and 6:00 to 8:30 pm

Saturdays & Sundays 10:00 am to 5:30 pm.

Other times by appointment. Times are subject to change. Please call to confirm. 


Blues Alley - getting there

Map of Blues Alley