Next session of 8 week classes start *MONDAY March 5TH- Thursday March 8TH and end the week of April 23- 26th. $275   includes clay, glazes, firing + tool kit $20.00  Classes meet once a week. Missed classes can be made up during the same week during another scheduled class time depending on space. hallowell-clay-works-logohallowellclayworks3

All classes are a combination of hand-building and throwing except when specified. The beginner wheel classes are geared toward centering and handling clay, slabs, coils, etc. Depending on the class there will be additional techniques demonstrated. Expect to make some small bowls and cups, serving dishes. Throwing takes dedication and practice. We are happy to accommodate most learners and work individually on projects. Some larger projects may require additional firing and materials costs. We do expect conscientious use of materials and resources. Studio privileges are granted to current students.

The  workshops are more about introducing new techniques and ideas. In all classes we cover decorative and design elements that are the key to making great pots. We do offer 1 day workshops for families and beginners.

BRING AN APRON OR HAND TOWEL! You’ll want to trim your fingernails, dress for a mess, and pull long hair back. You will need a tool kit. I have them available here. Please include in your total. $20.00

We will be using Cone 5/6 clay and glazes in an electric kiln.

GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE FOR ANY AMOUNT. ADD IN A TOOL KIT FOR $20.00          You will need to pick up the tools and gift certificate unless otherwise arranged.




Mondays 6-8:30 pm  ( Mar 5-April 23)

Tuesday 6-8:30 pm (Mar 6-April 24)

Wednesday 6-8:30 pm (Mar 7-April 25)   *Hand-building class

Thursday AM 10-12:30   (Mar 8-April 26) 

Thursday Evening 6-8:30 pm  (Mar 8-April 26) 

4 WK KIDS CLASSES       $100 (no tool kit needed) (Feb 5-26)

Feb Vacation Classes   M-T-W  Feb 19-21 9-11:30am OR 12:30-3pm   $100


Studio Hours for current students. This is a practice time for enrolled students to use the studio outside of class. There is no instruction at this time and students are responsible for cleaning up and re-wedging clay. Times will change per session.

M-5:30-8pm                   Th 10-2/ 5-8        Sun 10-2pm


CLAY FIELD SESSIONS I work privately with clients/students to develop sensorimotor and haptic perception. We work in clay but not to create a product, rather to retrain neural pathways to alleviate trauma. This is not Talk Therapy and I am not a therapist at this time. I am enrolled in the Master’s Psychology and Counseling program at Goddard.  I am trained in Healing Trauma in the Clay Field  and studied with Cornelia Elbrecht.  More about Cornelia’s work here

For more info please email Malley at


VISITING ARTIST- Contact me for more information. I visit k-12 and Universities and Colleges to speak about using Maine Clay and working sustainably with Ceramics. $300 per day/$50 per hour.  Some scholarships/grants available.

UNIVERSITY OF MAINE-AUGUSTA-  next class is Summer 2017

WATERSHED – for more info about residencies and Education for Art Teachers

Teaching Philosophy –

My teaching philosophy is based on the work of MC Richards, Miles Horton, Paolo Friere, Pema Chodron, Shaun McNiff and bell hooks.  Creativity cures the soul. It is steeped in Jungian Philosophy. Each student and teacher brings their personal experience into the classroom. Developing and nurturing the needs brought out by these experiences deepens the quest for knowledge. Valuing each experience creates a safe environment of inquiry, exploration and challenge. It is my role as an educator to expose students to cultures and ideologies that may or may not be very different from their own. In the understanding of ‘other’ students discover their place in a larger context. Ceramics takes that one step further in educating the art of expression and making meaning through an active and physically trans-formative process.   I am a holistic educator. Learning takes place physically, mentally and emotionally. Emotional healing can be powerful when working in the arts and can facilitate physical healing and intellectual understanding. I acknowledge and embrace the learning that I receive through the process of teaching others.  My language is intentionally accessible and inclusive. I model to my students the value of individual experience and connection to a broad learning community through personal narrative, myth and archetype. The funny thing is…we don’t have to talk about any of that…it just happens when you make the space for mindfulness and respect.


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