About MSS

Our Mission is to promote the creative process and community through art and craft education for people of all ages and abilities. We offer classes and workshops year-round in pottery, fine arts and craft .


Janelle Mandigo-our fabulous volunteer this summer of 2015!

Janelle-throwingI found out about the volunteer opportunity after my mom read your ad in the Front Page Forum. She thought it would be a great idea for me as I am very interested in art and had not yet lined up a job for the summer. Once she told me about it I became very excited too because I loved the idea of learning new things and still having a relaxing summer before going off to college.
The studio has such a nice and creative atmosphere, plus it is located right on route seven. I come in for open studio hours on Mondays and Fridays, which is three hours, to clean and take care of pottery. As far as cleaning goes I sweep, mop, organize, and take care of dirty dishes, towels, and aprons. For pottery, I wedge and bag recycled clay, unload and load kilns, glaze, and package the kids’ work. If I finish before open studio hours is over, I get to throw or work on my own pieces. I also have been able to take a class on Wednesday nights, which I have learned so much from and enjoyed tremendously.
I love working for Middlebury Studio School. Everyone is very kind and welcoming. I’ve gotten to learn so many new things, meet new people, and indulge my own hobby. I look forward to when I return.
At the end of August I leave for Boston where I will be a freshman at Simmons College. Although I am an undecided major, I am thinking of double-majoring in history and political science. However, I plan on taking studio classes at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design at some point, which is in a consortium with Simmons College.

Thank you so much for allowing me to have this opportunity. I have really enjoyed working at MSS this summer and can’t wait until I can come back.