Adult Clay

For students at every stage of the creative process

Spring

Raku fired bottle vase with red, gold & pearlescent tones

Alternative Firing Workshop

with Guest Instructor: Bob Green
Friday-Sunday
Tuition: $375
Location: Clay Studio

Join Bob Green, for this exciting pottery workshop to explore a variety of alternative firing techniques. These include raku, naked raku, saggar & horse hair firing. Take your pottery to a new level while you experiment with applying terra sigillata and burnishing. Learn about age-old Japanese and Native American firing & glazing methods and discover the beauty and magic of this process. Students will bring their own greenware & bisque-ware; see details below. A list of other materials for students to bring will be provided. Int./Adv.

Students will need to bring their own pieces for terra sigillata & firings

-Greenware* 3-4 bone dry pieces for burnishing
-Bisque-ware* 4-5 pieces(fired to cone 06 for raku)
*Clay body: high fire white stoneware with fine grog, Cone 6-10
(Recommendations for white stoneware with fine grog include: sheffield 20231g, or laguna 510)

May 31-June 2  FULL/WAITLIST>

heart shaped clay bowl on a potter's wheel with tools

Date Night: Wheel Throwing

Instructors: Abigail Wentz 
Friday, 5-7PM
Tuition: $80/couple
Location: Clay Studio

Have a date night at the studio! Couples will explore this captivating medium and learn about wheel throwing while spending some quality time together. Experience using a wheel while getting your hands in some clay.  Learn about centering, shaping, and the process of making a pot on a wheel. Create memories and possibly some masterpieces to treasure in this 1-night class! Clay will be provided and each participant will be able to fire 1 piece.
All levels/no experience required. BYOB Ages 21+
Tuition includes registration for 2 people.

April 19  FULL/WAITLIST>
May 10  REGISTER>
May 17  REGISTER>
June 7  REGISTER>

Hands working with clay and tools on a table

NEW! Date Night: Hand Building

Instructor: Kristi Tolgyesi
Friday, 5-7PM
Tuition: $80/couple
Location: Clay Studio

Have a date night at the studio! Couples will spend some quality time together while learning the fundamentals of hand building with clay. Students will be guided through the steps of making a specific piece, but are welcome to get creative with their own ideas. Pieces may be personalized by decorating them with colored slips. Create memories and possibly some masterpieces to treasure in this 1-night class. Clay will be provided and each participant will be able to fire 1 piece which will be glazed by a staff member.
All levels/no experience required. BYOB Ages 21+
Tuition includes registration for 2 people.

May 10  REGISTER>
May 17  REGISTER>
June 7  REGISTER>

Hands picking up wheel thrown clay bowl

Monday Evening Wheel

Instructor: MSS Staff
Mondays, 6-8:30PM
Tuition: $225
Location: Clay Studio

This class is for students of all skill levels. For beginners the focus is on basic skills. Students who have mastered centering will be challenged with projects that match their interests. We will all stretch and grow no matter where we begin! All levels/Teens welcome

Students may purchase clay at the start of class. It is recommended that students bring their own aprons for class. Aprons are available at the studio for students who are unable to provide their own.

Spring Session 1: March 25-April 29 RUNNING
no class on April 22 due to school break

Spring Session 2: May 13-June 17  REGISTER>

Hands working with clay creating a sculptural face

Monday Afternoon Hand Building

Instructor: Kathy Clarke
Mondays, Noon-2:30PM
Location: Clay Studio

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! All levels

Students may purchase clay at the start of class. It is recommended that students bring their own aprons for class. Aprons are available at the studio for students who are unable to provide their own.

Session 1: April 1-29*, Tuition: $225  RUNNING
*Due to the eclipse, there is no class on April 8-makeup class will be on April 10
Session 2: May 6-20, Tuition: $135  REGISTER>

NEW SESSIONS ADDED:
Session 3: June 3-24 Tuition: $180  REGISTER>
Summer Session 1: July 1-29: Tuition: $225  REGISTER>
Summer Session 2: August 5-26: Tuition: $180  REGISTER>

women's hand making pottery using lace for texture with tools on a table

Tuesday Hand Building

Instructor: Kathy Clarke
Tuesdays, 10AM-12:30PM
Location: Clay Studio

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! All levels

Students may purchase clay at the start of class. It is recommended that students bring their own aprons for class. Aprons are available at the studio for students who are unable to provide their own

April 2-30, Tuition: $225  RUNNING
May 7-28, Tuition: $180  REGISTER>
June 4-25, Tuition: $180  REGISTER>
July 2-30,  Tuition: $225  REGISTER>
August 6-27, Tuition: $180  REGISTER>
September 3-24, Tuition: $180  REGISTER>

Aerial view of person making pottery on a wheel

Thursday Morning Wheel

Instructor: Kathy Clarke & Kathy Carpenter
Thursdays, 10 AM-12:30PM
Location: Clay Studio

This wheel class will focus on improving skills as needed for each student to grow in their abilities. We will cover centering, pulling up, shaping, trimming, surface treatment before bisquing and glazing after. Gaining confidence in the basics allows for self exploration in specific areas: rims, feet, lids, handles, spouts, altering, throwing larger and generally challenging yourself. Historic and contemporary pottery will be our inspiration. Join us for a fun class! All levels

Students may purchase clay at the start of class. It is recommended that students bring their own aprons for class. Aprons are available at the studio for students who are unable to provide their own.

Spring Session 1: April 4-May 9  RUNNING
Spring Session 2:
May 16-June 20  FULL/WAITLIST>

NEW SESSIONS ADDED:
Summer Session 1:
July 11-August 1: Tuition: $180  REGISTER>
Summer Session 2:
August 8-29: Tuition: $180 REGISTER>

Aerial view of potter's wheel with clay trimming shavings

Thursday Evening Wheel

Instructor: Saisorn Peemanao
Thursdays, 6-8:30 PM
Location: Clay Studio

This class will focus on making functional pottery using the potter’s 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. Clay can be purchased at the beginning of class. All levels/Teens welcome

Students may purchase clay at the start of class. It is recommended that students bring their own aprons for class. Aprons are available at the studio for students who are unable to provide their own.

Spring Session 1: March 28-May 2  RUNNING
no class on 4/23 due to school break
Spring Session 2:
May 9-June 13, Tuition: $225  FULL/WAITLIST>

NEW SESSIONS ADDED
Summer Session 1:
July 11-August 1, Tuition: $180 REGISTER>
Summer Session 2:
August 8-29, Tuition: $180 REGISTER>

We have classes that are suitable for beginners and more experienced artists and potters. There are two comfortable studio spaces at the main building and an offsite painting studio. We encourage all students to go at their own pace in a relaxed environment.

Gift Certificates: Gift certificates are available to purchase. To use a gift certificate, please get in touch. We can tailor your gift to suit you.  

Open Studio is for currently enrolled clay students, and monthly independent study. Independent Study students are invited to sign up on a monthly basis.

How to Register:  Come join us! Sign up for classes at middleburystudioschool.corsizio.com.

How to pay?
Credit cards are accepted when registering at middleburystudioschool.corsizio.com. Payments can also be made by cash or check. Checks should be made out to the Middlebury Studio School and mailed or delivered to the Middlebury Studio School, 2377 Rte. 7, Middlebury, VT 05753. Please pay promptly to guarantee your space.

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

Questions? Please email info@middleburystudioschool.org or call us at (802) 458-8979.

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Middlebury Studio School

Clay Studio
2377 Route 7 South
Middlebury, VT 05753

MSS Marble Works
63 Maple St #8A
Middlebury, VT 05753

Office/MSS Marble Works Phone:
802-458-8187

Clay Studio Phone:
802-458-8979


info@middleburystudioschool.org