FULL: Winter Wood Fire with Seth Rainville: Tuesdays (Winter)


A rare opportunity to fire your clay work in a wood kiln!

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Tuesdays, January 5 – March 9
6:00pm – 9:00pm (10 Weeks)

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
  •  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.

We are incredibly fortunate to be able to offer this class at the Falmouth Art Center! Join Seth Rainville in this immersive study and practice of wood firing, and the process of making wood fired pots. Few people have had access to wood fired kilns and have even less access to teachers who are able to teach it. Seth has been wood firing for over 20 years and has even designed and built the kiln we will be using! This class however, will be hands on and all students must be willing to engage in the entire process… this includes the cutting and stacking of wood, cleaning shelves, loading, and most importantly, firing. If you are an intermediate to advanced level student, and you are willing to put in the work, this will be a one in a lifetime experience!


A separate firing fee of $75 will be paid to the owner of the kiln, our very own Deb Hutchins.


**  Please note: an additional fee of $75 is to be paid directly to Deborah Hutchins, owner of the wood fire kiln that is being used for the 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  info@falmouthart.org  or call the art center at 508-540-3304.

Scholarship Information and Forms

Refund policy:

Refunds will not be given within one week of the start of a class. Classes are not pro-rated, and there are no makeups for missed classes. A $25 processing fee is withheld from all refunds.

The Art Center reserves the right to cancel any class or workshop due to insufficient enrollment, in which case tuition will be fully refunded.

If Falmouth Public Schools are closed due to weather conditions, we will be closed and the missed classes will be rescheduled.




Fee includes 25 pounds of clay, glaze and firing fees. 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

Seth Rainville is a professional potter, art educator, and independent curator living in New Bedford, Massachusetts. He has taught ceramics at multiple venues including the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, South County Art Association, Arch Contemporary Ceramics, the Mesa Art Center and Phoenix Center for the Arts. He has also conducted over 30 workshops across the country including recent workshops at Harvard Ceramics, Mudflat Ceramics Studio, and at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts. Seth’s teaching style requires students to enjoy the process while learning a strong base of fundamentals.

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