Adult Clay

Adult Pottery Classes

Classes will be held at 2377 Rte. 7 South

Mugs from the Robust to the Delicate NEW

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.

Sat, March 21, 9-noon will be demonstrations and discussion and from 1-4 will be hands on.

Tuition $108

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 3-March 2-30, Tuition $155   REGISTER >

Sess 4-April 6-27, Tuition $124   REGISTER >

Sess 5-May 4-18, Tuition $93   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. In case of bad weather the snow make-up date will be the following Tues. evening. Teens welcome. From 6:00-8:30PM.

Tuition $155

Sess. 2 Feb 10-Mar 9   REGISTER >

Sess. 3 March 16-April 13   REGISTER >

Tuesday Daytime Hand Building
Instructor: Kathy Clarke

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

Sess. 3-March 3-31, Tuition $155 FULL

Sess. 4-April 7-28, Tuition $124

Sess. 5-May 5-26, Tuition $124

Thursday Evening Mixed Level Wheel
Instructors: Su Shannon & Saisorn Peemanao

Learn the basics and beyond on the potter’s wheel. In this class we will focus on making functional work including mugs, bowls, vases, and whatever your mind and hands can dream of. Whether you have always wanted to try the potter’s wheel or have been throwing clay around for years this class is for you. Clay can be purchased at the beginning of class. Teens welcome. Hours 6-8:30PM.

Sess. 3-March 5-26, Tuition $124   REGISTER >

Sess. 4-Apr 2-30, Tuition $155   REGISTER >

Sess.5-May 7-28, Tuition $124   REGISTER >

Garden Planters
Instructor: Kathy Clarke

Make planters for the garden in 2 1/2 hours. We can build a large planter, or several small ones for your deck. This will be made of classic red terra-cotta, decorated with stamps, colored slips, or appliqués. No experience is necessary. These will be hand built with a fast and fun method. For ages 12 to 98. Students can purchase clay at the beginning of class. Tuition $37

Sess 1-Sun. March 29, 1-3:30PM   REGISTER >

Sess 2-Sun. May 17, 1-3:30PM   REGISTER >

To register or for information email Barb Nelson at 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.