Ceramics Program

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

Seats are limited to 6 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 refund will be issued for withdrawals of more than 14 days before the class, minus a $20 cancellation fee.

Registration for Summer Classes opens May 21, 2023 at noon

Working with Clay
All Levels

8 Tuesdays, July 11 - August 29, 2023
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Monica Hewryk

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Intro to Ceramics: Handbuilding and Wheel Throwing

8 Thursdays, July 13 - August 31, 2023
10:00 AM -12:30 PM
Elyse Cote

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Wheel Throwing
All Levels

Starting week of July 10 2023
12:00 PM and 6:30 PM classes
Erika Novak, Monica Hewryk, Drew Darley, Logan Marcus

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Creative Wheel Throwing
All Levels

8 Tuesdays, July 11 - Sept 5, 2023 (no 8/15)
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Erika Novak

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Wheel Throwing
Intermediate to Advanced

8 Wednesdays, July 12 - Sept 6, (no 8/16)
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Drew Darley

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Teen Handbuilding Ceramics

8 Wednesdays, April 19 - June 7, 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Stefanie Baechler

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Teen Wheel Throwing

8 Fridays, April 21 - June 9, 2023
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Stefanie Baechler

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Give it a Spin Clay Party

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

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Clay Co-op

• January 1 – March 31
• April 1 – June 30
• July 1 – September 30
• October 1 - December 3123

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Reserve Ceramic Studio

Clay Co-op Task Form

Stoneware Clay

1 bag of 25 lbs stoneware for $28


2 bags of 25 lbs stoneware for $56

Porcelain Clay

1 bag of 25 lbs porcelain for $38

2 bags of 25 lbs porcelain for $76

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.