All adult students must purchase clay at $17.00 for 25 lbs. Only clay purchased through the Fitton Center may be fired in the facility’s kilns.
Clay is provided for all youth and teen classes.
Instructor: Carol Waldorf
Have fun with clay as you explore its endless possibilities. Discover hand building techniques such as coiling and slab building. Create original tiles, pinch pots and more! Students will learn how to finish their project with underglazes and glazes and take home their very own works of art. Using these methods, students will create sculptures and useful decorative items as they develop their artistic abilities through self-expression.
Instructor: Stephanie Strong
This class is geared towards those with previous pottery experience and abilities who are interested in further developing their talents in the pottery studio. The instructor will work with students at their individual levels and enable them to progress to more difficult projects. New techniques in clay and methods of finishing will be introduced each session, along with pottery wheel demonstrations. This class will improve students’ pottery skills, giving them the confidence to progress and grow further as artists.
Instructor: Carol Waldorf
Learn the basics of the pottery wheel and hand-building pottery techniques. Students will create their own functional pieces or sculptures as they progress at their own rate to more challenging projects. Some experience with clay is suggested; beginners to pottery will start with basic skills and hand-building and then have an introduction to the pottery wheel experience at the end of the session.
Session I Instructor: Margie Gallo
Session II Instructor: Mary Cartherine Ruby
This class is for the adult who is completely new to pottery. Master the basics of hand-building with clay to create pots, platters and more. Learn to work with coils and slabs and create surface textures with a variety of tools. Finished work will incorporate various glazing and decorating techniques.
Instructor: Linda Hanson
This class is for intermediate to advanced students interested in learning a potpourri of functional and decorative techniques such as slab building, exciting surface decoration techniques, glazing methods and more! Make tiles, platters, bowls, and other decorative pieces. Come join fellow pottery lovers in our studio!
Independent Clay Study
Instructor: Haruko Mizoguchi
For individuals with experience in pottery and/or clay work who just want to come and play, release creative energy, or are looking for a place to enhance their skills. Independent Clay Study provides a great setting where potters can develop their own ideas and interact with other artists. An instructor will be available for assistance on Mondays; additional open studio hours will be posted.
Please note: In order to register for this class, students must have completed at least one guided adult class (Pottery Basics, Functional Pottery or Wheel Throwing).
Instructor: Julie Blair
For the new, nearly new, and “haven’t done it for a while” student. Learn the basics of the pottery wheel or fine tune your skills. Create bowls, tumblers, mugs, vases, or whatever you are ready for. Beginners welcomed and encouraged.
Instructor: Joe Paushel
This class is for the adult who has some basic experience with clay. Learn to combine multiple hand building techniques including: slab, coil, additive, and subtractive methods in order to create many different sculptural forms. Students are welcome to explore their choice of sculptural imagery including both representational and abstracted forms. Sculptures will be finished with glazes or other exploratory surfaces.
Ages: 7 – 12
Instructor: Kate Toensmeyer
Learn basic hand-building techniques to create your own clay Pokémon! This class will focus on basic ceramic construction and glazing methods to make functional and decorative pieces, inspired by Oddish, Dratini, Pikachu, and more. Gotta create ’em all!