Islamorada’s Ceramic Arts Center

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Located in the heart of Islamorada’s flourishing Morada Way Arts & Cultural District, Morada Way Clay is the place for pottery and ceramic art in the Florida Keys with classes, workshops, private instruction and studio access. Release your inner artist in our friendly, fun and creative environment!


Our Islamorada Florida Keys ceramics studio is fully equipped with two electric kilns and a gas-fired raku kiln plus slab roller, extruder and five wheels.

Studio manager Samantha Decker-Hoppen has been creating and selling ceramic art  for nearly 20 years and teaching for more than 10. Frank Shaw is a former production potter and equipment specialist. They can help you get started or take you to the next level.

We offer multi-session classes, one-day workshops, individual instruction and open studio access, which lets you work with our equipment and resources while immersed in our creative atmosphere.

Artists of all ages and abilities welcome!


Our Islamorada fine art gallery hosts some of the Upper Keys’ best pottery, sculpture and paintings, with exhibitions and guest artists throughout the year.

Let gallery director Erich Decker-Hoppen introduce you to some of the best artists creating art today in Islamorada and the Florida Keys, including potters Samantha Decker-Hoppen, Joan Purcell, Beth Kaminstein and Frank Shaw – plus legendary painter Dan Lawler.

Check out our GALLERY ARTISTS guide!


Islamorada art

A member of the Morada Way Arts & Cultural District, we are also the home of Morada Way Art School, which offers a full range of art classes. For more information, visit

Third Thursday Art Walks

Islamorada’s monthly street fair and gallery crawl is quickly becoming the most happening art scene in the Florida Keys with live music, artist demos and incredible art!

Get your ART FIX the third Thursday of each month, 6-9 pm at Mile 81.5 Oceanside.



Morada Way Clay is located in the Florida Keys at 140 Morada Way (formerly Industrial Rd) on Upper Matecumbe Key in Islamorada, one block off Old Highway at Mile 81.5 Oceanside. See MAP

The best Islamorada art & Florida Keys fun are at Morada Way Clay!


  1. skip weiner

    Judy & I went to the “Art of Love – Love of Art” last night. What a great experience – WOW. Under the guidance of master potter Frank Shaw I experienced the excitement of firing my first pot using Raku. I’m still excited about how it looks.
    Great food & drinks (Sams Love Potion was a big hit). The end high light was Erich reading a poem he wrote – We are still laughing & talking about it. It is nice to have such talented friends!

  2. Sharon Dash

    Best of luck to you and your husband, Samantha! Miss you at the League.
    Sharon Dash

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