Ceramics Program

Holiday Workshops

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

Seats are limited to 4-6 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.



Patterns, Colors, and Carvings!

3 Mondays, December 5, 12, 19, 2022
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM or 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Erika Novak

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Intermediate to Advanced Wheel Throwing Techniques

3 Mondays, December 5, 12, 19, 2022
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM or 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Drew Darley

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Combining Multiple Wheel Thrown Forms

3 Tuesdays, December 6, 13, 20, 2022
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monica Hewryk

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Winter Classes

Registration for Winter Classes opens November 13, 2022 at noon


Working with Clay
All Levels

8 Mondays, January 9 - February 27, 2023
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Monica Hewryk

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Intro to Ceramics: Handbuilding and Wheel Throwing

8 Thursdays, January 12 - March 2, 2023
10:00 AM -12:30 PM
Elyse Cote

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Wheel Throwing
All Levels

Starting week of January 9, 2023
12:00 PM and 6:30 PM classes
Erika Novak and Drew Darley

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Wheel Throwing
Intermediate to Advanced

8 Wednesdays, January 11 - March 1, 2023
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Drew Darley

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Creative Wheel Throwing
All Levels

8 Tuesdays, January 10 - February 28, 2023
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Erika Novak

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Teen Handbuilding Ceramics

8 Wednesdays, January 18 - March 8, 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Stefanie Baechler

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Teen Wheel Throwing

8 Fridays, Jan 20 - March 17, 2023 (no 2/17)
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Stefanie Baechler

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Give it a Spin Clay Party

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

Registration for the Winter term opens on November 13, 2022, at noon.

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Reserve Ceramic Studio


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.