About the Tucson Clay Art Center

The Tucson Clay Art Center

is a partnership of Betsy Tanzer and her husband Marvin Tanzer

Betsy Tanzer is an experienced and credentialed artist who is the resident instructor at the Clay Art Center.


Betsy Tanzer plate

Betsy Tanzer attended the University of Michigan’s College of Architecture and Design and Brandeis University. She graduated Boston’s School of the Museum of Fine Arts, with distinction, in ceramics. She has taught pottery classes at Wesleyan Potters (CT), Canton Clayworks (CT), Farmington Valley Art Center (CT), Mendocino Art Center (CA), Sheldon Jackson College (AK), the International School of Liege, Belgium, and the Romero House Pottery Studio in Tucson. Her ware has been featured in various galleries on the east and west coasts as well as locally. Along with fine form and shape, her work features flowing handles, intricate chattering, slip and sgraffito design, and excellent glazing techniques.We invite you to visit the Clay Art Center and join us in the enjoyment of pottery.