Ceramics Program

Registration for our spring 2022 classes opens on Sunday, February 20, 2022 at noon

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 in the wheel throwing and 5 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 full refund will be issued for withdrawals of more than 14 days before the class.

Wheel Throwing

8 weeks, January - February 2022
12:00 PM and 6:30 PM classes
Erika Novak and Drew Darley

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Handbuilding Ceramics Mornings

8 Mondays, January 3 - February 21, 2022
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Elyse Cote

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Handbuilding Ceramics Evenings

8 Tuesdays, January 4 - February 22, 2022
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Monica Hewryk

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Teen Wheel Throwing

8 Fridays, January 7 - February 25, 2022
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Stefanie Baechler

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Give it a Spin Clay Night

Fridays in December
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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Clay Coop

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

Registration for the April-June term opens on February 20, 2022, at noon.

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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.

Reserve Ceramic Studio

Purchase 1 bag of 25 lbs clay for $25


Purchase 2 bags of 25 lbs clay for $50