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Meet Scott Pangburn of The ClayYard in Covina

Today we’d like to introduce you to Scott Pangburn.

Scott, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I started my ceramic career at Citrus Community College where I took my first ceramics class just to satisfy my Fine Arts requirement for my GED. After that class, I was hooked on pottery and changed my major to Fine Arts. I then got the opportunity to do an internship with potter/kiln builder Lenny Larson at his company Ceramic Services where I learned the vast majority of my ceramic knowledge. After the internship, I became the Lab Tech at Creative Arts Group in Sierra Madre while simultaneously getting the opportunity to invest in a ceramic studio in Ontario called The Clayyard.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
It’s has been anything but a smooth road. Dropping out of college to start a ceramics studio without knowing anything about business and owning a company has been extremely challenging but also one of most rewarding and enjoyable things I’ve ever done.

The ClayYard – what should we know? What do you do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
The Clayyard is a pottery studio where potters can come to make and create their art. The Clayyard is a mid-fire to High-fire ceramic studio, but one thing we are known for is our alternative firing techniques like raku, horse hair, obvara and saggar.

What is “success” or “successful” for you?
For me success is simply doing something you love and enjoy.

Contact Info:

  • Address: 530 south Palmetto Ave, Ontario, CA 91762
  • Website:
  • Phone: (909) 391-1192
  • Instagram: the Clayyard

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