Clay Woodfire Class with Hollis Engley – Mondays (Summer)


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 Mondays, June 21 – August 23
1:00pm – 4:00pm (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 focus on a variety of forms, techniques, and skills, suited for firing in a wood kiln environment. Demonstrations will be given routinely throughout the session, and will include the use of slips, washes, paddling, faceting, and glazing. 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. We are aware that some students may be taking the class to prepare for other kilns and firings, so you are not required to fire with us. 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 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

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.

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