COVID-19 Update as of March 16th, 2020 ALL Classes will be suspended for at least a week and potentially longer. No studio or gallery hours. We are working a plan for this session. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need more information. Thanks for your patience. It’s our first pandemic. Be safe.
NEXT 8 week SESSION BEGINS WEEK OF March 2-7th (weather dependent) $275 FOR 8 weeks 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. Sometimes we can accommodate your crazy schedule. 🙂 We get it. As we enter into the winter there are other safety things to consider so we do what we can to give you options.
Upcoming sessions- ***Weather dependent March 2-7 through April 20-25th
after that there will be May-June/July-Aug Sept-Oct/Nov-Dec
All 8 WEEK 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 ADULT 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! You’ll want to trim your fingernails, dress for a mess, and pull long hair back. You will need a tool kit for 8 week classes. I have them available here. Please include in your total. $20.00+tax
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.
TO REGISTER/PAY ONLINE OR SEE MORE WORKSHOPS CLICK HERE
8 WK ADULT/TEEN (14 and up) CLASSES (class meets once a week on these days and times)
Monday 6-8:30pm (BEGINNER)
*Tuesday 6-8:30 pm w Malley Weber **Intermediate/ advanced class only (FULL)
Wednesday 6-8:30 pm (BEGINNER) w Byron Gray (FULL)
Thursday 10 am-12:30 with Lori Watts (BEGINNER)
Thursday 6-8:30 pm w Malley Weber (Intermediate) (FULL)
*Friday 10am-12:30 with Malley Weber ( **Intermediate and advanced class only)
Saturday 10am- 12:30 (BEGINNER) w Lizzie Malvicini
Saturday 7-9:30pm (BEGINNER) w Emily Baker
KIDS AFTERNOONS – Try our Saturday family class
- Ages 6-13 3:30-5 $100 (on hold look until May) Summer program coming!
- 1 Day 1 time Wheel Intro Family friendly Workshop Every Saturday 4-6pm $35 each
FRIENDS NIGHT is the 3rd Friday of each month 5-7pm Winter hours $35 each
TO REGISTER/PAY ONLINE CLICK HERE
Studio Hours for current adult 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.
WED 5-6 THURS 2-6 FRI 12-3 SAT 1-3:30 SUN 10-2
*Occasional scheduled events so not always guaranteed
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 2020
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.