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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At the Studio- Spring Classes 2019
SPRING CLASSES ARE FILLED! Please email me to be put on the waitlist.
All Levels Wheelthrowing
Wednesdays 7:00 pm–9:00 pm, March 27th – June 5th, ten weeks. No Class on April 24th. (It’s 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.
Thursdays 6:00 pm–9:00 pm, March 28th, June 6th, ten weeks. No Class on April 25th. (It’s 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.
Ceramic Basics for K-12 Art Teachers
At my studio Greenfield, MA
Saturday August 2nd, 9:30 – 4:00
This one day workshop is geared for the art teacher who needs to know a little bit more about teaching ceramics in the classroom. We will cover basic handbuilding techniques, with easy tips and tricks to build confidence in your students. We will discuss many topics from how to recycle clay, to proper glazing techniques, even how to purchase the right clay and glazes. I will answer all of your burning questions about the kiln, on how to fire it safely, properly, and how to avoid pots exploding in the kiln.
This is the perfect class to add to your professional development points!
Cost for the day $125, includes lunch and all materials. Bring a notebook!
Class size is limited to 8 students.
Please email email@example.com to reserve your space. A 50% deposit (check) is required at time of registration. The remaining balance must be paid by July 1st. A full refund is available, less $25 processing fee, if cancellation is made by July 1st. No refunds will be made for registrations cancelled after July 1st.
Pottery for Foodies
Monday August 12th to Friday August 16th. 9am -1pm.
Castle Hill Center for the Arts in Truro MA. (Cape Cod National Seashore… Ooh la la… that is one nice place to spend a week!)
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 a just a few of the projects we will cover in this five day wheel throwing workshop. This is geared for the intermediate potter.
Please visit the Castle Hill website for more information.
Pottery Making with the Foodie in Mind.
At my studio Greenfield, MA.
Sunday August 25th to Friday 30th.
Our workshop begins with a celebration of food and pottery Sunday evening on our back porch at 5pm. Wood fired pizza from our outdoor oven and garden greens will welcome you for the week of learning together. We will get to know each other and the studio before the work begins on Monday morning. Our daily workshop time begins each day at 9:30 am and will end at 4pm, with a lunch break on the back porch. After hours studio time is available each evening from 7-9.
Our workshop is geared for the intermediate potter who has experience on making lids, handles and spouts, and wants to hone down those skills to make very useful functional items for the kitchen. We will explore closed forms, one piece lidded forms, and tight fitting lids for storage jars. Citrus juicers, salt cellars, spoons, oil cruets, and butter keepers are a just a few of the projects we will cover in this five day wheel throwing workshop.
Cost for this workshop is $675, includes Sunday dinner, lunches, clay and materials. If you would like your work bisque fired and shipped to you there is an additional fee of $20 plus shipping.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your space. A 50% deposit (check) is required at time of registration. The remaining balance must be paid by July 15th. A full refund is available, less $25 processing fee, if cancellation is made by July 15. No refunds will be made for registrations cancelled after July 15.
Class size is limited to 5 students.
Making Lids that Fit
At my studio in Greenfield, MA
Saturday and Sunday October 12th-13th. 9:30 – 4:00
In this two day workshop we will discuss and create lids for many kinds of serving and storage containers. Lids are one of the most difficult aspects of making functional pottery. Come and spend two days with me to bring your pottery to the next level!
Cost for this workshop $295, includes, lunch, clay and all materials.
Class size is limited to 5 students.
Please email email@example.com to reserve your space. A 50% deposit (check) is required at time of registration. The remaining balance must be paid by September 15th. A full refund is available, less $25 processing fee, if cancellation is made by September 15. No refunds will be made for registrations cancelled after September 15th.
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 $100 per person, with a minimum of 3 people. This includes all clay, materials, firing fees, and a snack.
I am also available to give workshops at your school/art center in the New England area. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
To arrange a visit to the studio call or email Lucy at email@example.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.
Or you may sign up for her class/workshop/e-course newsletter information.