Workshops and Events
At Bentley's Studio, Learn to Build.
100 American Craftsmen
The event takes place indoors at the Kenan Center Arena located on the 25-acre Kenan Center campus in the heart of historic Lockport, NY. It attracts an average of 4,200 avid craft lovers each year.
- ADIRONDACK CHAIRS
- CUTTING BOARDS
- CHESS BOARDS
- OR SOMETHING UNIQUE
- THREE BASIC METHODS OF HAND BUILDING; COIL, PINCH & SLAB
- WHEEL THROWING IN BASIC OR INTERMEDIATE LEARNING
- BOWLS, DISHES, CONTAINERS AND SCULPTURAL ART PIECES
- ASK ABOUT OUR OPEN STUDIO SPACE TO STORE OR COME AND WORK
Warm and Inviting
Bentley’s Studio has such a warm and inviting atmosphere! It is a wonderful place to learn new skills and to develop an understanding of the process of creating pottery. The Bentleys are knowledgeable and friendly, and Christin does a wonderful job teaching her students the skills needed to create beautiful works of art using clay.
Knowledge on building, tools and technique
After working with you over the weekend, you sent me home with a cutting board we built together, two tools that I still use excessively, a plethora of knowledge on building, tools and technique, and a happiness that I haven’t known in a very long time. I felt like a child on his first bicycle.
Give the Gift of Learning
Welcome to the Family
Bentley’s Studio is a place where not only woodworking and ceramics come together, but people do too. It was founded to carry on the legacy of Pat Bentley, a woman who truly believed in the power of connecting through the arts. At Bentley’s Studio, you can build something you’re proud of, whether it’s a ceramic art piece or a stronger community.
You know it when you see it, when you feel its weight, and when it brings joy to others. Come feel the heat from the kiln and distinguish the different of fresh cut cedar and red maple. It demands the artist, new or expert, to get a little dirt under the nails.
Measure. Cut. Shape. Join.
Having taught Industrial Arts for 33 years, Bill Bentley is a master at quality woodworking. Whatever you want to learn, Bill can teach, from building an Adirondack chair to fabricating and finishing an ornate cutting board. His goal is to create functional art that lasts and to teach others the joy of building things together.
Form. Throw. Shape. Fire.
With a studio arts education, Christin has been working with clay for over a decade and has educated people of all ages in the arts. She relishes in creating unique, quality pieces that bring a splash of creativity and fun into her community. At the studio, Christin teaches pottery lessons for beginners and the experienced alike.