Tuesdays 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
June 26 – August 28
This class is an introduction to the range of techniques used to form clay. We will work on the potter’s wheel, as well as learn basic hand forming techniques. All students will leave the session with completed, functional work, and a familiarity with the vocabulary and techniques used in a clay studio. Whether this is brand new to you, or you want to brush off skills you haven’t used in umpteen years, come join Hollis, a potter who discovered his passion for clay as an adult and still recalls what it feels like to be a beginner.
Fee includes 25 pounds of clay, glaze and firing fee. A tool kit may be purchased for $14. Open studio time, which is scheduled several times throughout the week, is available at no extra charge.
Hollis Engley was raised on Martha’s Vineyard, educated at Cape Cod
Community College and Lycoming College in Pennsylvania and worked
in journalism as a writer, photographer and editor for more than 25
years. He began making pots in 1990 at the Art League School in
Alexandria, VA, and established Hatchville Pottery in Falmouth, MA, in
2000. He joined Kimberly Jane Sheerin at The Barn Pottery in Pocasset
in 2014, where they make their individual and collaborative work.
Hollis makes functional pots – “good pots for good food”. He is
influenced by Japanese, Korean and English country pottery. He fires
with both gas-fueled and wood-fueled kilns.