For over 35 years, the DECO Clay Craft Academy has been sharing the knowledge of clay crafting and expanding this art and our craft throughout the world. Master classes are currently available in over 40 countries!

The success and growth of DECO today is directly attributed to all of the dedicated Certified Instructors and members. See listings below for locations and class offerings.

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USA - Jacksonville, Florida
Diane Phillips
Instructor since 2015

2461 Bluffton Dr. W
Jacksonville, FL 32224

Certified to teach:

  • Flower Course Curriculum I & II
  • Flower Course Curriculum III
  • Flower Course Curriculum IV
  • Botanical Curriculum I&II
  • Tropical Flower Course I & II
  • Personal Style Gift Course Curriculum I & II
  • Introductory Discovery Classes
  • Private and Group Classes
  • Custom Orders
  • Retail: Product & Supplies


I have been a certified DECO  instructor since 2001. I took a 5-year break and returned to teaching in 2015. I’m very excited to share my love of the DECO Clay Craft Academy to all who are interested to learn. While I have moved around quite a bit, I am currently teaching out of my home-based studio in Jacksonville, Florida. I was featured in 2008 on the Martha Stewart Show which really helped to boost the awareness in the United States of this amazing art and clay. I feel very privileged to be able to teach the curriculums and help those who wish to become certified instructors. What I love most about this art form and the Academy is that the learning process never ends. It truly is “skies the limit” as to what you can create out of CLAYCRAFT by DECO products! So many possibilities.


What Curriculums do you teach?

I teach Flower Course I, II, and III and am currently studying IV. I also teach Tropical Flower Course I and will be offering Tropical Flower Course II in the Fall of 2018. If flowers aren’t your thing, I also teach Personal Style Gift Course I and II.


Do you create finished pieces to sell?

Yes, I enjoy creating custom pieces for my clients, whether it’s home décor or flowers for weddings. You can see some of my work for sale on my website ( or via my Etsy site (

I also am an official distributor of CLAYCRAFT by DECO clays and tools.

Deco certified instructors for February 2024

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Honolulu Academy

Practical and decorative art pieces that are one-of-a-kind which can easily made by anyone, have been the main focus of our development.

Classes are held in two-hour intervals with a maximum of six students in each class, allowing every student the opportunity to receive as much assistance as possible. We also offer private classes by appointment. Refer to the Learn How page for additional information on the types of classes offered.

Studio Hours

Mon & Tue: 9am - 5pm
Wed:  by appointment
Thur - Fri: 9am - 5pm
Sat*: 9am - 5pm *

*when class scheduled


1016 Kapahulu Avenue, Suite 280
Honolulu, Hawaii 96816

Phone: 808-735-7800

Class Dates & time

Mon: 10am - 12pm
3:30pm - 5:30pm
Thur: 10am - 12pm
Fri: 10am - 12pm
Sat: 9:30am - 11:30am
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Private and Group Classes upon request: Times and days flexible.

Download class schedule here

Tokyo Academy

Studio Hours

Tokyo Studio
Mon & Fri: 9am - 5pm

*when class scheduled


5-2-6 Kiba, Koto - Ku, Tokyo
Japan 135 - 0042

Phone: (+81) 3-3630-2082
Fax: (+81) 3-3630-2024

Upcoming Events

  • Personal Style Gift Course

    We are happy to announce that the Personal Style Gift Course classes are in full swing. Please contact us for more information on this popular course offering.