The Wood Fire Experience with Seth Rainville: Tuesdays (Summer)


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

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Tuesdays, June 22 t0 August 24
6:00pm – 9:00pm (10 Weeks)

Our health and safety plan:

  • Students who are fully vaccinated do not have to wear masks. Masks are required for those who are not fully vaccinated.
  • Students who are not fully vaccinated are asked to practice social distancing, staying 6 feet from others.
  • All students are asked to keep hands washed and/or use hand sanitizer when needed
  • people who are unvaccinated need to wear masks and practice social distancing at the art center and in all classes.

This class will enhance your skills in both wheel thrown and hand built forms designed to fire in a variety of kilns, but with a focus on wood firing in particular. Although we will be working towards a wood firing at the Hutchins Wood Kiln, we will also be preparing for the new gas kiln being built in late summer, which will use similar clays, glazes and slips. Demonstrations and presentations will be given routinely throughout the session. This is a tremendous opportunity to learn about wood firing, and will be the last wood fire class until next spring. A separate firing fee will be assessed based on the total number of people firing and will cost between $100-$150. This fee will be paid to Deb Hutchins prior to firing. Students are not required to fire to be part of the class. All students should have completed a minimum of one beginning level class or equivalent.


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

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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