Ceramics Program

Registration for Summer Classes is ongoing, Registration for Fall Classes opens August 7, 2022 at noon

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

Seats are limited to 4 students in the wheel throwing and 6 students in the handbuilding class. 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 refund will be issued for withdrawals of more than 14 days before the class, minus a $20 cancellation fee.

Summer 2022



Beginner Wheel Throwing August Session

6 Mondays, August 8 - Sept 19 (no 9/5), or
6 Thursdays, August 11 - September 15
6:30 PM -9:00 PM
Monica Hewryk

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Interim Student Studio Use Aug/Sep

The FVAC Ceramic Studios 2A and 4A are available to current students who are ending a summer class in August 2022 and are enrolling in a fall ceramics class in October 2022.

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Fall 2022

Registration opens August 7, 2022 at noon



Handbuilding Ceramics

8 Thursdays, October 6 – Dec 1 (no 11/24)
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Monica Hewryk

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Intro to Ceramics: Handbuilding and Wheel Throwing

8 Thursdays, October 6 – Dec 1 (no 11/24)
10:00 AM -12:30 PM
Elyse Cote

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Wheel Throwing
All Levels

Starting week of October 3, 2022
12:00 PM and 6:30 PM classes
Erika Novak and Drew Darley

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Wheel Throwing
Intermediate to Advanced

8 Wednesdays, October 5 – Nov 30 (no 11/23)
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Drew Darley

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Creative Concepts in Clay

8 Tuesdays, October 4 – Nov 29 (no 11/22)
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Erika Novak

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Glaze Basics

4 Thursdays, October 6-27, 2022, or
4 Thursdays, November 3 - Dec 1 (no 11/24)
12:00 PM -2:30 PM
Drew Darley

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Teen Handbuilding Ceramics

8 Wednesdays, Sept 14 – Nov 9 (no 10/5)
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Stefanie Baechler

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Teen Wheel Throwing

8 Fridays, September 16 - November 4
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Stefanie Baechler

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Give it a Spin Clay Night

Bring a group of four people and try your hand at the potter’s wheel.
Date: On Demand
Time: 90 minutes

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Clay Coop

• January 1 – March 31, 2023
• April 1 – June 30, 2022
• July 1 – September 30, 2022
• October 1 - December 31, 2022

Registration for the October-December term opens on August 7, 2022, at noon.

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Reserve Ceramic Studio


Stoneware Clay

1 bag of 25 lbs stoneware for $25


 

2 bags of 25 lbs stoneware for $50




Porcelain Clay

1 bag of 25 lbs porcelain for $35




2 bags of 25 lbs porcelain for $70






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.