Hallowell Clay Works is a community clay studio. We now have some rentals, limited classes of smaller size, private tutoring, and small group events. We’ve closed the gallery to make space for our studio. We will sell work online and seasonally as the situation allows.

Malley Weber has an MFA in Interdisciplinary Art from Goddard College, She is a ceramic artist and educator.  Malley teaches adjunct at Univ. of Maine at Augusta, is a teaching artist for Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts  www.watershedceramics.org  and runs Hallowell Clay Works. Malley specializes in locally sourced clay and is a strong advocate for utilizing the arts for healing trauma and mental health issues

Malley is passionate about using and educating others about local clay. Her sacred clay work is powerful, humorous, and uses natural often shadow themes.  She also uses clay for therapy, healing trauma, and general stress reduction and helps others remove blocks toward their own creative energies.  Teaching others is a large part of Malley’s practice. Working with clay is a metaphor for life and learning/working in community can bring us great joy and satisfaction. It’s time we slow down and care for ourselves and our planet.  Let’s create more joy!  Life is short!

Malley Weber high above Vaughan Stream digging for clay

Contact by email at hallowellclayworks@gmail.com
CLAY FIELD and HEALING– Clay work utilizes a variety of important hand movements which is directly linked with healthy brain development for all ages. Understanding and following haptic perception (touch sense) one can unlock childhood traumas and PTSD by creating new neural pathways.  Clay has the power to heal. transform, and educate.  Ask about a private CLAY FIELD session. We’ll work with your therapist or psychologist to bring you a bottom-up (non-talk) approach to healing.

CLAY FIELD SESSIONS Owner Malley Weber works 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.  Malley is 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 Malley for more information. We visit k-12 and Universities and Colleges to speak about using Maine Clay and working sustainably with Ceramics. $350 per day.  Some scholarships/grants available.

UNIVERSITY OF MAINE-AUGUSTA-  next class is Spring 2021

WATERSHED – www.watershedceramics.org 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.



  1. Way to go,Malley!!! I am a potter at heart!!! It’s been a long time since i sat at a wheel. I do envy you!!! Great work!!

  2. Hi Malley,

    LOVE your website. When I finally have some free time, I just promised myself to take a pottery course. And, of course, it will be with you.

    Hope to see you this summer at the Wav!

  3. Hi Malley, My daughter,Sandy, sent you an invitation to my husband’s 80th birthday. I am your dad’s oldest sister. Your dad had three brothers: Robert (Bob) Weber, Bernard Weber (deceased) and Thomas Weber who lives in Conneticut.
    He also has another sister, Dorothea Dougherty, (deceased). So your dad was one of six siblings. His mom who was your grandmother passed away in 1990. Her name was – Margaret Agnes Weber. Her husband, Robert, was my stepfather.
    My biological father was Walter Powers. I never met him. My mother lft him when my sister and I were very young. Your dad was my favorite brother. He was a good, kindhearted and sweetest person. He was very even-tempered, not like my brother, Bobby, who had a short fuse. Also, he picked a wonderful person to be his wife – your mom. This is just a short bio on our family. If you have any questions just e-mail me. Love, Aunt Peg

    1. Aunt Peg!!! How great that Sandy reached out to my Mom! I’ve been really blown away with all the new information and I really look forward to re-meeting as many of you as I can. I remember bits and pieces. I’ll email you because I have a million questions! This is really wonderful.

  4. Glad to see other people digging their own clay. I would like to ask you a few questions, particularly about the program at Goddard. Would you mind if I called to speak with you about that sometime?
    Keep on digging, -Willi

  5. You are something else! Do you remember me saying that I would love to have you for my daughter, but your Mom and Dad got in the way. So I will settle for friendship, even though it has been awhile since we talked. You never fail to amaze me and your pottery is as much fun as always. Your whimsical approach is just what we are looking for. Lar & I are adding an additional product to our Oyster Shucker website, and we would like to talk to you about your pottery. Let me know if you are interested. OK?
    Love, Sherry

  6. We’d like to buy about 25 lbs of white, low-fire, clay (C 06). We’re local, so we’d pick it up.


    Keith Vallencourt

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