CLASSES

We offer a variety of classes for beginners, intermediates, and masters of their art in

pottery, hand building, sculpture, glazing, and more!

*any students signing up for summer classes must be vaccinated against covid19. We are planning comfortable, safe and mask-less summer classes. All of our teachers are fully vaccinated and seating is still positioned 6 feet apart. 

Cancellation policy:

Students must withdraw from class at least 2 weeks prior to class start for a full refund, unless we can fill your spot.

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HAND-BUILDING FUNCTIONAL WORKS

with Rose Esson-Dawson

Rose will guide students through several processes in Hand-building techniques. Various studio equipment will be utilized including the slab roller, extruder and hump molds. Students can expect to complete 5-10 functional plates, bowls, goblets or other works during this session.

Wednesdays Aug 4- Sep 8, 9:am-noon

$265 includes materials and firings as well as open studio time for practice or catch up.

TRANSFER SHEET WORKSHOP

Transfer sheets are a tissue paper like material with an underglaze design printed on it. Transfer sheets make for a uniform and easy to apply design for your work.

Learn where to get them, what glazes to use with them, and exactly how to apply them onto your pieces. 

This is a workshop only. There will be prepared slabs to apply the transfer sheets onto. Students can expect to complete 1 or 2 pieces.

Tuesday, August 10 at 6-7:30PM

$40 includes materials and firings.

*must be vaccinated against covid19

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DAYTIME BEGINNER POTTERY CLASS

With Ian Buchbinder

Learn the basics of making pottery on the wheel during this informative, 6 week class. Start with centering and move on to create simple cups and bowls and end up glazing your works. Students can expect to complete around 7-10 pieces.

Mondays August 16-Sep 20 2-5PM

$265 includes materials and firings as well as open studio time for practice or catch up.

*any students signing up for this class must be vaccinated against covid19.

FAIRY HOUSES

This fairy house class is for anyone 18+. Create a fairy house for your garden. The fairy houses will start from slabs of clay and will turn into your own new masterpiece. 

Students can expect to create 1 fairy house and will use different carving and stamping techniques to create the textures they want to achieve.

Tuesdays, August 17- September 7, 6-9PM

$175 includes materials and firings

*must be vaccinated against covid19

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INTRO TO MAKING POTTERY

Learn the basics of making pottery on the wheel during the hands on, 6-week class. Start with centering and creating simple forms. Then learn to trim and glaze. students can expect to complete several functional forms.

Mondays, August 16- September 20, 6-9PM

$265 includes materials and firings

*any students signing up for this class must be vaccinated against covid19.

INTERMEDIATE WHEEL-THROWING

If you have a couple of pottery classes under your belt and feel ready to take it to the next level, this class is for you. Ian will guide students in what makes a better piece. Students can expect to bring home several well finished works during this very in depth, 6 week class.

Wednesdays, August 18- September 22, 6-9PM

$265 includes materials and firings

*must have some wheel experience

*any students signing up for this class must be vaccinated against covid19.

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WOOD-FIRING OFF SITE IN WESTPORT

This 6-visit class will result in beautiful wood-fired pieces. All students must have bisque fired pieces made with cone 10 clay bodies. A picture of your clay label will be required. 

Saturday Sept 18 10AM- 1 Wood prep

Sunday, Sept 19 9AM-12PM glaze

Saturday, Sept 23 2-6PM load kiln

Sat&Sun sept 25/26 fire the kiln

Saturday, Oct 2 10AM unload kiln

$265 includes glazes and firing

*must have cone 10 bisqueware

*any students signing up for this class must be vaccinated against covid19.

POTTERY FOR KIDS (AGES 12-16)

Your child (ages 12-16) will learn the basics of making pottery on the wheel during the hands on, 6-week class. Start with centering and creating simple forms. Then learn to trim and glaze. students can expect to complete several functional forms.

Tuesdays, September 14-October 19 6-9PM​

$265 includes materials and firings

*any students signing up for this class must be vaccinated against covid19.

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MARKETING HELP FOR ARTISTS

Allow Hannah Powers of Seize the Clay Studios help you level up your arts business using social media. Hannah is a working artist who has over 27,000 Instagram followers and has sold thousands of pieces worldwide. She is a Bridgewater State University arts and marketing graduate that is passionate about helping you take your arts business to the next step. Hannah has experience in Etsy, website design, sales, marketing (Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, Email), branding, niches, hashtags, content creation, order fulfillment, monetization, and more!


Hannah offers one on one coaching sessions, digital downloadable courses (including a free one) that are specifically geared towards artists, and Instagram account reviews. Whether you need help with Etsy, monetizing your IG account, or branding, Hannah is your gal! She's done the hard work so you don't have to and is ready to help you on your creative business journey.

 

MEET OUR INSTRUCTORS

from all different backgrounds

At Mudstone Studios, our artist instructors create a well rounded experience for students of all levels. Take a beginner class in hand-building or pottery making with Hannah Powers or Ellen Blomgren. Learn the basics or take your skill to the next level with Ian Buchbinder or Rose Esson-Dawson. Get really technical with Gil Traverse or Wayne Fuerst. Enjoy a variety of visiting artists from the region when we offer intensive workshops.

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