Next 8 week session starts *MONDAY April 24th-Thursday April 27th $275 includes clay, glazes, firing + tool kit $15.00
All classes are a combination of hand-building and throwing. 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 advanced classes and workshops are more about introducing new techniques and improving throwing skills. We will be working on decorative and design elements that are the key to making great pots.
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. $15.00
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 $15.00 Share information and pay through registration. You will need to pick up the tools and gift certificate unless otherwise arranged.
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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.
M-5-8pm T 2-6pm W 4-8 Th 10-2/ 4-8 Sun 10-2pm
CLAY FIELD SESSIONS I work privately with special needs or therapeutic students. My focus is on using clay to express unresolved issues. This is not Talk Therapy and I am not a therapist at this time. I have been accepted into the Psychology and Counseling program at Goddard and will begin studies in the spring. I am trained in Healing Trauma in the Clay Field and studied with Cornelia Elbrecht. More about Cornelia’s work here http://www.sensorimotorarttherapy.com/about/
For more info please email Malley at Hallowellclayworks@gmail.com
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 – www.watershedceramics.org for more info about residencies and Mudmobile Programs.
Teaching Philosophy –
My teaching philosophy is based on the work of MC Richards, Miles Horton, Paolo Friere, Pema Chodron, Shaun McNiff and bell hooks. 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 it.