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
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.