Workshops and Events

Clothesline Arts Festival

For more than 60 years, the M&T Bank Clothesline Festival has been MAG’s largest annual fundraiser and biggest celebration of artists. We are looking forward to seeing everyone on MAG grounds this year to feature creativity and art by over 300 artists. PLEASE NOTE: Tickets are required in advance! They will not be available for purchase at the entrance gates during the festival. Guests may purchase tickets online leading up to and during the festival,…

Beginner Pottery

Please contact Christin about Beginner Pottery Classes - New class registration will begin in September/2022.

Canandaigua Christkindl Market

Granger Homestead has held the Canandaigua Christkindl Market on our beautiful, historic grounds for 14 years. Covid-19 forced us to cancel our 15th & 16th Market but we excited to be back for 2022. Our volunteer-run, juried, holiday craft show has been successful in the past, drawing vendors and shoppers from miles around. No one can say at this time what fall will bring, however, we do know that COVID related regulations must direct our decisions. The size,…


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.

– Rachel

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.

– Cody

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.


Measure. Cut. Shape. Join.

The Woodworker

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.

The Potter

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.

Annual Craft Shows

Come See Us

Build With Us


Hours are subject to change.

Please schedule an appointment

Thursday: 10am to 3pm
Friday: 10am to 3pm
Saturday: 10am to 3pm
Sunday: 10am to 1pm

We also offer private lessons on Friday nights! Please contact Christin about classes or private lessons.

Telephone & Address

Christin (585) 414-8787
Bill (585) 794-2629

2183 N. Clinton Ave.
Rochester, NY 14617

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