Working with Clay

8 Thursdays, September 21 - November 9, 2023
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Instructor: Monica Hewryk
Level: All (Minimum Age: 16)
Location: Studio 4A
Materials fee for 25 lbs stoneware clay: $33
Tuition: $345 includes glazes and firing, Members save 10%
Cancellation Policy


Class Description

Experience the rewarding process of working with clay and creating unique pieces! Beginner students will learn fundamental hand-building techniques like pinch, coil, and slab methods. Advanced students explore more complex forms, both functional and sculptural. Applied textures, colored slips, and glazing applications will be demonstrated as well.
Tuition includes the use of the ceramic studio during an active session. Reserve Time Slot in Ceramic Studio

Download materials list here
Potter's starter kit (they can be found at a Michael’s or any art and craft store or online)
• Medium size bucket
• Large sponge for clean-up
• Two large towels
• Appropriate attire, prepare to get dirty

About the Instructor

Monica Hewryk graduated from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania with a Master in Fine Arts in ceramics in 2021. She received a Bachelor of Arts from Central Connecticut State University with a concentration in ceramics in 2014. Monica previously worked as the University Assistant at Central Connecticut State University, the intern at Wesleyan Potters, and a Resident Potter at Guilford Art Center. She has been exhibiting work in juried exhibitions and group shows since 2013. Monica maintains a private studio at home and continues to exhibit her work nationally. Combining personal narratives about time and the human condition, Monica’s most recent work illustrates ideas of imperfection, inevitability, and disease. She intentionally leaves portions of the work visible underneath the grotesque textured surfaces on her ceramic pieces to portray what used to be. Visit Monica's website.