Ceramics Program

Welcome to Farmington Valley Arts Center's Ceramic Classes. Members save 10% for a year on tuition (Clay Coop excluded).

Please help us keep each other safe: All students (regardless of vaccination status) are required to wear a mask. Don't enter if you are sick. Wash your hands/use hand sanitizer when you enter. Wipe down your work area when leaving.

Seats are limited to 4 students. Please take note that we cannot issue a refund for any reason if you cancel your registration with less than a week’s notice. Students withdrawing 7-14 days before the class will receive a 50% refund. A full refund will be issued for withdrawals of more than 14 days before the class.

Wheel Throwing

8 weeks, September - Nov 2021
12:00 PM and 6:30 PM classes
Erika Novak and Drew Darley

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Handbuilding Ceramics

8 Wednesdays, September 22 - Nov 10, 2021
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Sarah Rohlfing

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Teen Wheel Throwing

8 Fridays, September 24 - Nov 12, 2021
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Stefanie Baechler

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Clay Coop

• February 1 – April 30
• May 1 – July 31
• August 1 – October 31
• November 1 - December 31

• January 1 – March 31
• April 1 – June 30
• July 1 – September 30
• October 1 - December 31

Registration for the November 1 - December 31, 2021 term opens on October 11, 2021 at noon.

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Reserve Ceramic Studio

Purchase 1 bag of 25 lbs clay for $25


Purchase 2 bags of 25 lbs clay for $50

We are delighted to announce that Erika Novak of Round Trip Clay Works is our new Ceramics Program Manager! Erika brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the position and is an FVAC Studio Artist and Instructor.

Ceramics Manager Erika Novak

is a ceramic artist who focuses on wheel-thrown collections of pottery both functional and decorative. Her work includes series of cups and mugs as well as vases, bottles, and hanging objects such as lamps and planters. Erika pulls inspiration from patterns and textures found in Art deco architecture, early 20th-century design, as well as patterns found in American Southwestern textiles. After studying ceramics and art in college Erika now works as a full-time potter creating and selling her work at nationally ranked art fairs and showcases. She and partner Drew Darley were recently featured in the highly regarded magazine Ceramics Monthly.