Adult Clay

Adult Pottery Classes

Classes will be held at 2377 Rte. 7 South

Monday Afternoon-Clay Hand Building
Instructor: Kathy Clarke

Come sit around the table in the time honored activity of making pottery and sculpture using hands, tools, stamps, slips. Appropriate for beginners and professionals. Project ideas will be offered, independent projects welcome, and serious fun will be had! Clay can be purchased at the beginning of class. From 12-2:30.

Sess 2-July 6-27, Tuition $124   FULL

Sess 3-Aug 3-31, Tuition $155   REGISTER >

Monday Evening Mixed Level Wheel
Instructor: Judith Bryant

This 5 week class will focus on making functional pottery using the wheel. Students will learn the basics on how to make bowls, cups, and plates. Appendages such as handles, feet, and lids will be considered in relation to form and function. Class includes open studio time, glazing & firing. Students can buy clay at the beginning of class. Teens welcome. From 6-8:30PM.

Sess. 1 June 22-July 20,  Tuition $155 FULL

Sess. 2 July 27-Aug 24,  Tuition $155   REGISTER > 

Sess. 3 Aug 31-Oct 5, Tuition $155   REGISTER > 

Tuesday AM Hand Building
Instructor: Kathy Clarke

From 10AM-12:30
Materials fee for clay payable at start of class

Sess. 2 July 7-28, Tuition $124 FULL

Sess. 3 Aug 4-25, Tuition $124 FULL

Thursday Evening Mixed Level Wheel
Instructor: Saisorn Peemanao

This class will focus on making functional pottery using the wheel.

Students will learn how to make bowls, cups, and plates. Several altering techniques will be demonstrated for making oval, square, and irregular forms in addition to round pots.  Appendages such as handles, feet, and spouts will be considered in relation to form and function. Students can buy clay at the start of class. From 6:00-8:30PM.

Sess. 2-July 2-30, Tuition $155  FULL

Sess. 3-Aug 6-27, Tuition $124   REGISTER >

Friday AM Clay Sculpture/Hand Building
Instructor: Kathy Clarke

We will start using techniques from the beginning of time and move through to present. Project ideas will be offered, independent projects welcome, and serious fun will be had! Clay can be purchased at the beginning of class. Teens welcome. From 10AM-noon. 4 classes

July 10-31, Tuition $108   REGISTER >

Salt Box Workshop
Instructor: Jeremy Ayers

In this hands on workshop we will focus on salt box forms and hard edged/angular forms. Students will explore wet techniques to create forms with hard edges and angular forms. We’ll be creating surfaces which are dynamic and textural but easy to decorate.

We will also be creating a two piece salt cellar jar form that relies on trimming to create its own angular forms and gives the lid and body a perfect fit. Students can purchase clay at start of class. From 1:30-4:30

Sunday, Aug. 9th, Tuition $63   REGISTER > 

Mugs from the Robust to the Delicate
Instructor: Noel Bailey

Grounded, substantive mugs insulate contents, exude durability and stability. Thin, delicate mugs suggest elegance, effortless lift, and visually float. In this one-day workshop we’ll trim, stamp, dart, alter and handle leather hard vessels of a variety of shapes. Through each form, we’ll assess their parameters of function, aesthetics, and general character. Students are encouraged to bring in a mug (or image there-of) for a show and tell discussion, as well as soft leather-hard vessels for hands-on work during afternoon open studio. Students can buy clay as needed.

A note from Noel, “As we are not focusing on glazes, cone 6 porcelain is great. Stoneware should be fine too, though if it has grog it won’t clean up as smooth after some of the alterations. A smooth stoneware is great.”

Sat, Sept ?, 9-noon will be demonstrations with discussion and from 1-4 will be hands on. Tuition $108

Date will change to Sept-to be announced

To register or for information email Barb Nelson at studioschool2377@gmail.com or call 802-247-3702. 

Classroom phone 802-458-8979 if no one answers it’s best to call Barb at 247-3702

Mail tuition check to:
Middlebury Studio School, 2377 Rte. 7, Middlebury, VT 05753

No refunds given for student cancellations less than 7 days from start of class.