CLASSES

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Welcome to Classes and Workshops at Lucy Fagella Pottery.

At Lucy Fagella Pottery you will find a wonderful working environment, not only in the beautiful, light, sunny studio space, but in the supportive and positive teaching atmosphere which I create. Our classes are held in my studio space, which is equipped with five potter’s wheels, and two electric kilns.
Class size is limited to five students per class, so that plenty of attention is given to each student. Workshops are offered mostly in summer. Ten week classes are offered three times a year… Winter, Spring, and Fall.


 

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Weekend Workshops

 

2018 Weekend Workshop 1

Wheel Throwing Basics: (Beginners and Intermediate)

Saturday June 2nd and Sunday June 3rd

Learn the basics of making bowls, plates and mugs on the potters wheel.

Our workshop is Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am – 1:00 pm.

The first day you will learns how to make basic pottery forms on the wheel. The second day you will learn how to trim the pottery that you have made from the previous day. Time will also be spent on discussing glazes, and how the firing process proceeds. You will gain an understanding of making pottery from beginning to end. 

Cost for this weekend hands-on workshop is $180. Limited to 5 students. 

All clay, materials, and lunches are included in the price. Snacks will be served.

Pottery that is made during the workshop can either go home with you un-fired, or you can choose to have your pieces bisqued and glazed for $5 per pot. You may pick them up in 2-3 weeks! You can also have them shipped for a modest packing fee along with the cost of shipping.

Please email me at  lucyfagella@gmail.com to reserve your space. A 50% deposit is due at time of registration. The remainder is due May 1st. (one month prior to the workshop). At that time if you need to cancel there will be a $25 processing fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations after May 1st.

 


 

2018 Weekend Workshop 2

Wheel Throwing: Making Teapots (Advanced Level)

Saturday July 28th and Sunday July 29th

Teapots are the most difficult thing to make because there are so many parts that make a whole. Learn about all the little details of making a functional teapot. A tight fitting lid, a spout that pours, and a handle that is well balanced.

Our workshop begins on Saturday and Sunday at 9:30 am, with an hour lunch break at noon. Fabulous garden fresh vegetables and fresh sourdough bread will be served along with other healthy goodies to fill you for the afternoon session which ends at 4:00 pm.

Cost for this weekend hands-on workshop is $275. Limited to 5 students.

All clay, materials, and lunches are included in the price.

Pottery that is made during the workshop can either go home with you un-fired, or you can choose to have your pieces bisqued and I can send them to you for a $25 firing and packing fee along with the cost of shipping.

Please email me at  lucyfagella@gmail.com to reserve your space. A 50% deposit is due at time of registration. The remainder is due June 15th. (one month prior to the workshop). At that time if you need to cancel there will be a $25 processing fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations after June 15th.

 


 

2018 Weekend Workshop 3

Wheel Throwing: Learning to Make Lids (Intermediate and Advanced) 

Saturday October 13th and Sunday October 14th

We will learn how to make lids that sit in, sit on top, and even lids that are cut from an enclosed form.

Our workshop begins on Saturday and Sunday at 9:30 am, with an hour lunch break at noon. Fabulous garden fresh vegetables and fresh sourdough bread will be served along with other healthy goodies to fill you for the afternoon session which ends at 4:00 pm.

Cost for this weekend hands-on workshop is $275. Limited to 5 students.

All clay, materials, and lunches are included in the price.

Pottery that is made during the workshop can either go home with you un-fired, or you can choose to have your pieces bisqued and I can send them to you for a $25 firing and packing fee along with the cost of shipping.

Please email me at  lucyfagella@gmail.com to reserve your space. A 50% deposit is due at time of registration. The remainder is due September 15th. (one month prior to the workshop). At that time if you need to cancel there will be a $25 processing fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations after September 15th.

 


 

2018 Summer Five Day Workshops

 

Pottery for Foodies: Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill, Cape Cod

Monday June 11 to Friday June 15th, 9am – 1 pm. A week on the Cape… mornings in the studio, afternoons on the beach!

There is so much more to make than mugs and bowls on the potters wheel. Lets go to the next level while making very useful items for the kitchen. We will explore closed forms, one piece lidded forms, and tight fitting lids. Citrus juicers, salt cellars, spoons and butter keepers are just a few of the projects we will cover in this five day wheel-throwing workshop. This is geared for the intermediate potter.

 

Wheel Throwing Workshop: Vessels that Pour (Intermediate/Advanced Level)

Monday August 20th to Friday August 24th, 2018

In this 5 day workshop at my studio we will explore all sorts of pouring pitchers, from the tiniest little creamer, to a 12” lemonade pitcher, and everything in between… like teapots, gravy boats, oil decanters, soy bottles, and citrus juicers that pour. We will explore beaked spouts, pulled spouts, and thrown spouts… and how to make all of these styles function properly. We will work out all the details of making a handle, along with the many different kinds of handles there are…. and how to position that handle properly to make the pitcher well balanced.

Our workshop begins each day at 9:30 with an hour lunch break on the back porch. Fabulous garden fresh vegetables and fresh sourdough bread will be served along with other healthy goodies to fill you for the afternoon session. Each day will end by 4:00, with an option for students to come back to the studio from 7-9 pm for on your own studio time.

The first two days will focus on smaller items that will dry quickly in the summer sun, so they can be bisque fired to take home with you. Other pottery that is made during the workshop can either go home with you un-fired, or you can choose to have your pieces bisqued and I can send them to you for a $25 firing and packing fee along with the cost of shipping.

Cost for this 5 day hands-on workshop is $640 includes clay, materials, and lunches. Limited to 5 students.

Please email me at  lucyfagella@gmail.com to reserve your space. A 50% deposit is due at time of registration. The remainder is due July 15th. (one month prior to the workshop). At that time if you need to cancel there will be a $25 processing fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations after July 15th.

 

The Greenfield/Northampton/Amherst area of western Massachusetts is a cultural, yet rural happening place to be. Lots of music venues, theater, museums, restaurants, and beautiful scenic outdoorsy places to hike, bike, kayak, ski, zip line, and more!

There many B&B’s and Air B&B’s to stay in and around Greenfield. 

 


At the Studio-  Spring Classes 2018

Spring Classes are Filled… please email me to be put on a waitlist. Thank you for your patience!

All Levels Wheelthrowing
Wednesdays 7:00 pm–9:00 pm, March 28th – June 6th, ten weeks. ***No Class on April 25th, as I am setting up for the Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail

In this beginner to intermediate class, students will develop skills on the potter’s wheel. Lots of individual attention is given in this small class setting (max. five students). Students will create finished and glazed (food safe) functional and or decorative work. This class also includes two hours of practice time on your own, before or after class, or another time during the week. This class is for those only interested in pottery on the wheel, it is not geared for handbuilding.

Advanced Wheelthrowing
Thursdays 6:00 pm–9:00 pm, March 29th, June 7th, ten weeks. ****No Class on April 25th, as I am setting up for the Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail

This class is only offered to current students of mine who are ready for more independent studio time.

Tuition: Ten Week Class (2 hrs): $280 + $40 materials fee – includes 25 lbs of stoneware clay, all glazes, kiln firings, and tools.  


 Friends Day Workshops 

If you would like to get a group of 3-5 people together for a workshop at my studio contact me for details. Cost for a 3 hour workshop is $120 per person, with a minimum of 3 people. This includes all materials and a snack.

I am also available to give workshops at your school/art center in the New England area. Contact me for details and price.

 


 

Payment: You may pay by check with prior approval via phone or email. (I prefer checks for classes and workshops). Paypal may be used if you do not use checks, there is a surcharge of 3%. PayPal.Me/LucyFagellaPottery

Gift Certificates for any amount are available for all classes and pottery online through any of the above payment methods.

 


 

Registration and Policies for Classes and Friends Day Workshops

Full tuition is due upon enrollment, (this ensures your spot… my classes are known to fill up early.) All classes are posted on my website at least six weeks before the new session begins. A materials fee of $40 is due the first day of class. The materials fee includes: 25 lbs of porcelain clay, all tools, glazes, and kiln firings. The only thing you need to bring is an apron or a towel.

Students taking Friends Day Workshops need to give 24 hr. notice if they need to cancel for any reason and may reschedule. No Shows will be charged for the session.

Students taking classes may not reschedule due to illness etc., but can make up the class time they missed when the studio is free… (you may come in for a couple of hours on an open evening for wheel time practice).

Classes will be canceled due to bad weather and will be made up at a later date.

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To arrange a visit to the studio call or email Lucy at lucyfagella@gmail.com 413-522-8370.


About the Instructor

Lucy Fagella is a professional potter. Her work can be found in homes across the country, in various publications, and many galleries and shops throughout the country. Lucy has a B.F.A. degree from Alfred University College of Art and Design. She has taught children through adults at the elementary, high school and adult education level since 1985.

Why should I take a pottery class with Lucy

Learning the art of making handmade pottery is a skill that is both therapeutic for the mind and nourishing to the soul. Weekly classes are a welcoming time for you to relax and explore your creative side.

You’ll also have a lot of fun! What is better than spending time on something you enjoy in a peaceful, creative and inspiring and fun environment? Taking a pottery class is making a commitment to you, and to art, and the continuation of a wonderful craft and skill.

When you take a class with Lucy you are learning the craft from a potter who has made her full time living making pottery since 2001. With Lucy’s 30+ years of teaching pottery you will experience her knowledge and ability to explain ways and methods to make this difficult pottery process a little easier. As you advance in the pottery making process Lucy will always be present to assist you on your creative journey.

If you live in western Massachusetts you should consider enrolling in one of Lucy Fagella’s pottery classes.

Keep up to date with Lucy’s pottery class schedule and workshops. A new schedule is posted every few months, and of course, if you have any questions you can contact the pottery studio directly at 413-522-8370.

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