CLASSEs And Studio Membership At the Handle Factory Community Clay Studio.


Studio Membership

We now have a studio membership option at our new studio at the Mill complex at 49 Conway St. (the old Lamson Goodnow Factory) in Shelburne Falls. Studio members pay a monthly fee of $60-$120/per month ($30 for those currently enrolled in classes), for use of the fully equipped shared studio space. Studio Membership is for those who have skills and knowledge enough to, once oriented, navigate the clay studio independently.  For More information, check out our website. If you are joining for the first time, please call (413) 625-2870 or email to schedule an orientation.


Adult Summer Sessions begin July 30th and run 6 weeks

Learn to work in clay in a fun, supportive and relaxed environment! Summer classes will meet for 6 weeks, with optional independent studio time. Classes can fill quickly, though there are sometimes last minute openings, so if the class you want begins soon, it's worth inquiring!

Summer Classes

Learning to Throw: Developing a Practice. Tuesdays 6-8 pm.

This class will be an introduction to wheel-thrown pottery with an emphasis on repetition, developing a practice, taking risks, and exploring the limits of the clay - to learn basic skills.  Students will learn how to center clay, shape basic forms, make handles, trim, and glaze pottery. Students may or may not go home with a finished pot.

Building Skills on the Wheel. Wednesdays 6:00-8:00pm Instructor Molly Cantor

For students with some clay experience who want to deepen foundational throwing skills. Practicing and re-learning centering, shaping basic forms, trimming, pulling handles, decorating and glazing.

Intermediate Wheelthrowing. Thursdays 6-8pm Instructor Molly Cantor

This class is geared towards experienced students who are looking to hone and refine wheelthrowing skills through a series of demonstrations, projects and practices. Some focuses this session: working larger and practicing handle making and courageous trimming.

Unless otherwise noted, Summer class sessions are $170 plus $20-40 for materials, which includes up to 3 hours of out of class practice time.  

2019 Summer ProGrams for Children!

Clay, Yoga & Art  
July 22 – 26, 2019

Monday – Friday, 9 am – 3 pm, ages 7 – 9. 
Cost: $325 per week

The Handle Factory Community Clay Studio,
Shelburne Falls Yoga and
The Art Garden collaborate to offer morning clay, midday movement, and mixed media art-making in the afternoons.


Clay, Yoga & Art

July 29 – Aug 2, 2019

Monday – Friday, 9 am – 3 pm, ages 9 – 12+. 
Cost: $325 per week

The Handle Factory Community Clay Studio,
Shelburne Falls Yoga and
The Art Garden collaborate to offer morning clay (focus on wheel throwing), midday movement, and mixed media art-making in the afternoons.

 Children are escorted to each studio.
They eat their bag lunches at The Art Garden. Snacks provided.


Clay & Art

Just like Clay, Yoga & Art, but without the Yoga.

August 5 – 9, 2019

Monday – Friday, 9 am – 2 pm
mixed ages (7 -12+ years old)
Cost: $275 per week

SPACES ARE LIMITED! Please register with a $50 deposit

at Molly Cantor Pottery, 20 Bridge Street, Shelburne Falls, MA 01370

or call Molly at (413) 625-2870, or email:  Inquire about Weekly After School Classes for Children Ages 8-12