CLASSEs And Studio Membership At the Community Clay Studio


Studio Membership

Beginning in June, 2018 we'll 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 $80-$100/per month ($50 per 8 or 10 week session for those 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.  Please call (413) 625-2870 or email to sign up or for more info.


The next weekly adult class series begins October 3rd,2018. 

Learn to work in clay in a fun, supportive and relaxed environment! Classes meet for 8 or 10 weeks, with optional independent studio time. Classes can fill quickly. If you are a new student, sign up on a waiting list for a class as early as you are able. Six weeks before the class begins, I will let you know if there is space in the class for you. There are sometimes last minute openings, so if the class you want begins soon, it's worth inquiring!

Fall Classes

Just Added! Learning to Throw: Developing a Practice. Mondays 6-8 pm (this class begins Oct. 15th, and meets for 8 weeks) Instructor Paige Wilder

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.

Mixed Level Wheel Throwing and Hand Building. Wednesdays 4-6 or Thursdays 10am to Noon. Instructor Molly Cantor
These classes are geared towards all levels, from beginning students to those who want to refresh and deepen their foundational skills, or those who want to work semi-independently.  Skills taught include some hand building, wheel throwing, multiple decorating techniques and glazing. Two hours of independent studio time in addition to class time are included in tuition.

Supported Independent Projects. Wednesdays 6:30-8:30pm Instructor Molly Cantor

This class is geared towards experienced students who are looking to deepen practices or are working semi-independently on individual projects. Assignments are created upon request for individuals and instructor support is available. 

Advanced Beginner/ 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. This session, amongst other student interests, we will have an emphasis on creating vessels with lids.

All Class sessions above are $250 plus $20-40 for materials, which includes 2 hours of out of class practice time. Unlimited  open studio time is available for an additional $50 per session.  

New!  Weekly Fall After School Classes for Children Ages 8-12

Tuesdays, 4-6 PM. 10 Week Session Begins September 25th.

This 10 week class will meet on Tuesday Afternoons from 4-6. Students will be engaged with hand building projects and learning to throw on the wheel, with a dual focus on exploring creativity and building skills. Taught by Rhonda Wainshilbaum. $225 Includes materials.