Joy Friedman offers Pottery Classes!
Take a class and bring forms to life!
2017 Afternoon Spring Pottery Class
2017 Evening Spring Pottery Class
Classes are limited to eight people.
Private classes for wheel-throwing can also be scheduled. $40 an hour - all materials Included.
For registration call 413-548-9673 or click here to email Joy
Classes focus on promoting clay skills while enhancing individual expression. Participants will learn hand building techniques such as coil, pinch and slab construction, how to throw a variety of forms on the potter’s wheel, as well as glazing techniques. Form, function, surface decoration, altered forms, and group projects are also explored. Joy gives demonstrations each week to illustrate different techniques and projects for the students. Some of the projects offered have been masks, mugs, vases, lanterns, lidded jars, bowls, mirrors, plates, ocarinas, and more. There is a wide selection of glaze colors to choose from and all glazes are food safe.
Joy creates a class atmosphere that is supportive and informal, with students freely interacting with one another. She structures the direction of each class to meet the needs of the students and gives lots of individual attention. Joy loves to teach and believes everyone is inherently creative. Joy enjoys students' clay explorations and she likes to encourage them to discover something about their own creative style.
“Watching Joy’s beautiful hands form fluid shapes inspired
me to try new things. Joy is calm and patient and taught us “the
sky’s the limit!””
Joy Friedman has been teaching pottery classes for over 25 years. She has taught at Williams College, Williamstown, Mass., Amherst Community Art School, Amherst, Mass. and Mudpie Potters, Leverett, Mass., as well as currently in her pottery studio at the Leverett Crafts and Arts. She has given ceramic workshops for the elderly at Amherst Nursing Home, and offered “Artability” Workshops to students with disabilities in Amherst and Florence, Mass.
Spring Studio Sale
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2016 GARLIC & ARTS FESTIVAL
2016 Fall Open Studio Sale
2016 Winter Craft Fair
2016 Annual Holiday Studio Sale