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Come and learn with me… take a class, a workshop, or just watch a video.


Welcome to Classes, Workshops and Video Instruction

At Lucy Fagella Pottery you will find a wonderful working environment in the beautifully renovated 1895 barn. The studio is a light-filled, sunny working space.

My teaching style is both positive and supportive. I encourage each student to explore what interests them. This is a place to come and relax, to find your inner peace and creativity.

Classes and workshops are both held in my studio space, which is equipped with five potter’s wheels, and two electric kilns.
Class size is limited to five students, so that plenty of attention is given to each student.

Ten week classes are offered three times a year… Winter, Spring, and Fall.

Workshops are offered mostly in summer.

I have many free videos on Youtube and Instagram, and will be expanding my longer instructional videos via Teachable.com. These videos are a one time price and are streamed for an unlimited time. I currently have one video available, “Making Ceramic Spoons on the Potters Wheel” Click on the button below to watch a promo and purchase the video.


At the Studio-  Fall Classes 2019

Fall CLASSES ARE FILLED! Please email me to be put on the waitlist.

All Levels Wheelthrowing
Tuesdays 7:00 pm–9:00 pm, September 10th – November 12th, ten weeks.

In this beginner to intermediate class, students will develop skills on the potter’s wheel. Lots of individual attention is given in this small class setting (max. five students). Students will create finished and glazed (food safe) functional and or decorative work. This class also includes two hours of practice time on your own, before or after class, or another time during the week. This class is for those only interested in pottery on the wheel, it is not geared for handbuilding.

Advanced Wheelthrowing
Mondays 6:00 pm–9:00 pm, September 9th, November 11th, ten weeks.

This class is only offered to current students of mine who are ready for more independent studio time.

Tuition: Ten Week Class (2 hrs): $280 + $40 materials fee – includes 25 lbs of stoneware clay, all glazes, kiln firings, and tools.  


Workshops 2019

Pottery for Foodies

Monday August 12th to Friday August 16th. 9am -1pm.

Castle Hill Center for the Arts in Truro MA. (Cape Cod National Seashore… Ooh la la… that is one nice place to spend a week!)

There is so much more to make than mugs and bowls on the potters wheel. Lets go to the next level while making very useful items for the kitchen. We will explore closed forms, one piece lidded forms, and tight fitting lids. Citrus juicers, salt cellars, spoons and butter keepers are a just a few of the projects we will cover in this five day wheel throwing workshop.  This is geared for the intermediate potter.

Please visit the Castle Hill website for more information.

 

 

Pottery Making with the Foodie in Mind.

At my studio Greenfield, MA.

Sunday August 25th to Friday 30th.

Our workshop begins with a celebration of food and pottery Sunday evening on our back porch at 5pm.  Wood fired pizza from our outdoor oven and garden greens will welcome you for the week of learning together. We will get to know each other and the studio before the work begins on Monday morning. Our daily workshop time begins each day at 9:30 am and will end at 4pm, with a lunch break on the back porch. After hours studio time is available each evening from 7-9.

Our workshop is geared for the intermediate potter who has experience on making lids, handles and spouts, and wants to hone down those skills to make very useful functional items for the kitchen. We will explore closed forms, one piece lidded forms, and tight fitting lids for storage jars. Citrus juicers, salt cellars, spoons, oil cruets, and butter keepers are a just a few of the projects we will cover in this five day wheel throwing workshop.

Cost for this workshop is $675, includes Sunday dinner, lunches, clay and materials.  If you would like your work bisque fired and shipped to you there is an additional fee of $20 plus shipping.

Please email lucyfagella@gmail.com to reserve your space.  A 50% deposit (check) is required at time of registration. The remaining balance must be paid by July 15th.  A full refund is available, less $25 processing fee, if cancellation is made by July 15.  No refunds will be made for registrations cancelled after July 15.

Class size is limited to 5 students.

 

 

Making Lids that Fit

At my studio in Greenfield, MA

Saturday and Sunday October 12th-13th. 9:30 – 4:00

In this two day workshop we will discuss and create lids for many kinds of serving and storage containers. Lids are one of the most difficult aspects of making functional pottery. Come and spend two days with me to bring your pottery to the next level!

Cost for this workshop $295, includes, lunch, clay and all materials.

Class size is limited to 5 students.

Please email lucyfagella@gmail.com to reserve your space.  A 50% deposit (check) is required at time of registration. The remaining balance must be paid by September 15th.  A full refund is available, less $25 processing fee, if cancellation is made by September 15.  No refunds will be made for registrations cancelled after September 15th.


Friends Day Workshops 

If you would like to get a group of 3-5 people together for a workshop at my studio contact me for details. Cost for a 3 hour workshop is $100 per person, with a minimum of 3 people. This includes all clay, materials, firing fees, and a snack.

I am also available to give workshops at your school/art center in the New England area. Contact me at lucyfagella@gmail.com for details and price


Payment: You may pay by check with prior approval via phone or email. (I prefer checks for classes and workshops). Paypal may be used if you do not use checks, there is a surcharge of 3%. PayPal.Me/LucyFagellaPottery

Gift Certificates for any amount are available for all classes and pottery online through any of the above payment methods.


Registration and Policies for Classes and Friends Day Workshops

Full tuition is due upon enrollment, (this ensures your spot… my classes are known to fill up early.) All classes are posted on my website at least six weeks before the new session begins. A materials fee of $40 is due the first day of class. The materials fee includes: 25 lbs of porcelain clay, all tools, glazes, and kiln firings. The only thing you need to bring is an apron or a towel.

Students taking Friends Day Workshops need to give 24 hr. notice if they need to cancel for any reason and may reschedule. No Shows will be charged for the session.

Students taking classes may not reschedule due to illness etc., but can make up the class time they missed when the studio is free… (you may come in for a couple of hours on an open evening for wheel time practice).

Classes will be canceled due to bad weather and will be made up at a later date.

Sign up for my class/workshop/e-course newsletter information here.

To arrange a visit to the studio call or email Lucy at lucyfagella@gmail.com 413-522-8370.


About the Instructor

Lucy Fagella is a professional potter. Her work can be found in homes across the country, in various publications, and many galleries and shops throughout the country. Lucy has a B.F.A. degree from Alfred University College of Art and Design. She has taught children through adults at the elementary, high school and adult education level since 1985.

Why should I take a pottery class with Lucy

Learning the art of making handmade pottery is a skill that is both therapeutic for the mind and nourishing to the soul. Weekly classes are a welcoming time for you to relax and explore your creative side.

You’ll also have a lot of fun! What is better than spending time on something you enjoy in a peaceful, creative and inspiring and fun environment? Taking a pottery class is making a commitment to you, and to art, and the continuation of a wonderful craft and skill.

When you take a class with Lucy you are learning the craft from a potter who has made her full time living making pottery since 2001. With Lucy’s 30+ years of teaching pottery you will experience her knowledge and ability to explain ways and methods to make this difficult pottery process a little easier. As you advance in the pottery making process Lucy will always be present to assist you on your creative journey.

If you live in western Massachusetts you should consider enrolling in one of Lucy Fagella’s pottery classes!