A Private, Boutique Pottery Studio
Hi! I am Jamie and welcome to my studio page! I have been making and teaching pottery for over 20 years! I have taught at the UCONN Community School of the Arts, Farmington Valley Arts Center, and at my own studio! I have been a guest instructor (and tutor, substitute teacher) for several school districts and currently teach kids classes sponsored by the Manchester CT Youth Service Bureau! I am the creator of MYOM (Make Your Own Beer Mug) night which I have hosted at several local breweries! I love laughing, music, the smell of clay, rainy days, and cats! I have degrees in Art, English, and Communications. My studio is a home away from home where I love to create, mingle, chat or just chill out!
Please come by and say hello! I would love to meet you!
What makes my studio different? My studio is a private studio. Though I offer classes and workshops, it is really an extension of my home, a place for you to feel welcome, supported, heard, and of course creative! While yes, it is a business, it is super personal and kind of “exclusive.” My classes are small, and you receive all the information and knowledge I can provide to help you succeed.
First and foremost I want everyone to feel supported and welcome. This is really a casual, friendly studio where people make friends easily and build a community. Sometimes people prefer a quiet atmosphere and that is when it would be best to take advantage of the booking system for open studio time. Note that I am here always and again, you are kind of sharing my “home” so please treat it as you would your own.
If you would like to check out the studio before registering, give me a call or stop by during a class and say hello! The schedule is online!
Classes VS. Workshops
Workshops- In workshops we will build a specific piece/project in about 2 hours. This may be a glaze at the time piece or a come back and glaze it in 2 weeks piece. Everyone builds with the same technique. Workshops are also available for 6-10 guests for a private event/party/get together!
6 Week Class- In a weekly class you will learn about multiple pottery making techniques, hand building and try wheel throwing, different clay types, different glazes, firing, tips, tricks and everything I can teach you! We start with basic techniques and move up and you will work on your own project ideas.
4 hour Private-Semi Private Wheel Workshops for 1 or 2. Intensive individual instruction focused on throwing successful forms on the wheel. Includes 4 hours of open studio time.