New Clay Class: We Built This City on Slip & Score with Joe Welch–Saturdays (Late Summer)



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Saturdays • 1:00 pm -4:00 pm
August 8 – September 12

Our health and safety plan:

  • masks required for all
  • students and teachers will practice social distancing 6 plus feet)
  • students will be asked to do hand washing/hand sanitizing; staff will be frequently disinfecting
  • plus each student will have their own supplies (no sharing of supplies)
  • smaller class sizes
  • if weather requires indoor class, windows and doors open for air flow; and class spread over two rooms.

This class focuses on hand-built forms of ceramics. With review of basic and exploring some intermediate and advanced techniques, we will create work you will be proud to show off! Projects are geared toward the participants’ levels of skill with an emphasis in growing your own voice through clay. From small work to larger pieces, you’ll be surprised what you can make in this class!


Scholarship Information:

The Falmouth Art Center is very proud to have a scholarship fund supported by donations from members and friends.  It is available for both children and adults who have a great desire to create art.  Applications should be submitted to Laura Reckford, Executive Director of the Falmouth Art Center. If you have questions about our scholarship program, email us at  or call the art center at 508-540-3304.

Scholarship Information and Forms


Fee includes 25 pounds of clay, glaze and firing fee. A tool kit may be purchased for $20. Open studio time, which is scheduled several times throughout the week, is available at no extra charge.

Instructor Bio

Joe Welch is a ceramic artist from Tiverton, RI. He received a BFA in Artisanry – Ceramics at UMass Dartmouth and Associates in Fine Art at the Community College of Rhode Island with focus in ceramics. Additionally, he has taught ceramics classes at the New Bedford Art Museum. In his spare time, he makes sets for local theatre productions, teaches people how to throw axes, and has been a chef for over a decade prior to becoming a clay nerd. He will entertain you with chicken stories and kiln mishaps, too. You can find him at

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