Classes

“A good teacher must not only know what she teaches, but also be able to set afire her students’ interest and dedication. Such a spark does not generate itself alone; no, the teacher has to be aflame herself. She must not only know but must love her profession passionately.”

teaching Bob Dunn

– Marguerite Wildenhain
“The Invisible Core”

Next class session: Fall 2019

Please call to register 413-824-6506

 

Creating on the Wheel: Beginner and Beyond 

Adults (and teens ages 16+) 8 week session with 2.5 hour class

October 8 – November 26 (This class is full, wait list available)

Tuesday evenings 6:00 – 8:30 pm 

$325 includes materials*

Try the potter’s wheel for the first time or get more practice with the basics of bowls, cups and plates. This is a very accommodating class with lots of demonstrations, individual instruction and opportunities to focus on your specific goals. The emphasis of the class will be on functional pottery using high-fired stoneware and glazes.  Beginners are welcome.

Intermediate / Advanced Wheel

Photo by Lynne Graves

October 3 – November 21 (This class is full, wait list available)

Thursday evenings 6:00 – 8:30 pm 

$350 includes materials*

Take your skills to the next level with more advanced demonstrations. Small class size allows for lots of individual instruction and goal setting. Learn to make sets, lidded jars, teapots, and improve handles and glazing skills.

$350 ($300 tuition plus $50 materials and firing fees)*

*Some large projects may require additional material or firing fees.

2019 WEEKEND WORKSHOPS at my Florence studio

Take your skills to the next level! Some wheel experience required. Small class size allows for lots of individual instruction. Both workshops will be hands on with lots of demonstrations and time for you to work on your own pieces. You will be taking home greenware or you can arrange to fire with me for an additional fee. 10am-4pm both days. BYO lunch or we can order locally. $225 includes materials. Call or text to register 413-824-6506.

July 20 & 21   –   Jars, Lids, Handles and Knobs! Intermediate wheel throwing (One space left in this workshop!)

Let’s focus on throwing better jars and fitting lids of different styles. Make bigger, bolder knobs and handles with more confidence!

Aug 17 & 18   –  Thrown & Altered: Combining wheel and hand-building skills

Oval Jar

Learn to throw parts on the wheel and assemble them into oval, squared, or organic shaped pots by combining slabs and hand-building skills. We will also learn how to fit oval lids to make a jar or casserole dish.

 

 

Policies:

  • Tuition is due upon enrollment. Materials fee is due the first day of class and covers 25 lbs. of clay, glazes and kiln firing fees.
  • Students taking regularly scheduled classes may not reschedule missed sessions.
  • 24 hour notice required to cancel any “date night” or private lessons. $75 cancellation fee for less than 24 hour notice. Sessions canceled due to weather may be rescheduled with no fee.
New studio in Florence, MA
Studio in Florence, MA

“Date Night” / “Girls Night Out”  Florence, MA

$150 for two adults (includes materials, firing fees, and a few finished pots!)*

Available for two adults to have a fun night out playing with clay and working on the wheel together. Good times guaranteed! Finished pots will be available for pick-up at a later date, or shipping may be arranged. Call or text to schedule 413-824-6506.

Friday or Saturday Nights 6:00–8:00 pm. Many prefer 4:00 – 6:00 pm and go to dinner after. Days and times are fairly flexible…just text me!

*Please note 24 hour cancelation policy.

*Some projects may require additional material or firing fees.

“We’ve known Tiffany and her beautiful work for a long time in the valley. When we realized she had a date night pottery class we signed up to celebrate our anniversary. We had never made pottery before and were super excited for the experience. She is an awesome teacher, very patient and knows when to step in to support you. It was really fun to have this experience together and our pottery turned out amazing! Tiffany is very generous with her time, knowledge and what you leave the class with. She sets up the whole experience to have fun and to connect with your partner in a new way. It was one of the best anniversary gifts we gave each other. We can’t say enough about how much we enjoyed our clay date!” ~S&B

Check out my YELP reviews for my “Date Night” pottery classes!

 

2019 WEEKEND WORKSHOPS

May 25 – 27 in Williamsburg, MA at Snow Farm

Out of Round: Thrown and Altered 

Working on and off the wheel, we will play with altering thrown pots to create oval, square or other forms. Combine wheel thrown elements with slabs to make vessels, planters, serving pieces, and lidded jars. Handles, knobs, and texture will also be explored. Basic wheel throwing skills required. Students will gain skills and confidence to create more complex forms in their own style. We will use cone 6-10 stoneware. Students should bring packing materials to take home their greenware pieces.


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TESTIMONIALS from STUDENTS

“Tiffany is a excellent teacher who truly cares about helping her students gain deeper understanding of how clay moves and works.  She is patient, kind, flexible about what her students want to create, and knows exactly how to help people with varying skill levels all along the way.  She is very attentive and careful with everyones pieces, and does a lot to ensure that her students create beautiful work they will love and enjoy.  I absolutely love the things I created in her class and I am now totally hooked on working at the wheel!  I would highly recommend her to anyone interested, and will be taking my third class with her again very soon.”-Nathalie  

“Tiffany helps shift your mindset about how to interact with the clay itself, which shifts so much about the whole process.  The techniques she taught in 3 months were clearer, more effective and more creative than any I learned in 2 years of classes with other teachers.  She taught such a range of things clearly and thoroughly – from how to consistently center balls of clay to how to think about the design in teapots.  She helped each student grow where they needed to and at the speed they wanted.”  –Rachel

“I have taken multiple classes from Tiffany. (I just never wanted to stop!)  She is a fantastic ceramicist and teacher.  The studio space is inviting, clean and well organized and Tiffany provides not only excellent instruction for beginners and advanced students alike, but also creative and inspiring pieces and books to reference for ideas and techniques.  In the two plus hours of each class you can really just immerse yourself in the process and after the eight weeks really feel like you have accomplished so much!  It is so exciting seeing everyones work at the end! A great experience all around :)” –Caitlin

“Over the past few years, I have taken three of Tiffany’s multi-week classes, and in each case, I felt inspired  and connected to the process, and I had fun.  Tiffany has a true passion for teaching, and her love of pottery is contagious.  As well, she is a fabulous instructor:  she is extremely good at working with a group of potters of all skill levels, teaching the basics in an easy-to-understand way, and engaging each student in their own process.  Tiffany’s classes are efficient, productive, and enjoyable; I would recommend her as a teacher to anyone who wants to learn more about, and experiment with, all that goes into making a beautiful clay pot.” -Michelle

“Not only is Tiffany an amazing potter, she is also an amazing teacher. Her patience and positive demeanor are wonderful, and she is able to achieve the balance of articulating specific instructions and inspiring creativity and individuality. And the icing on the cake – she is organized and her classes run smoothly and on-time!” -Amy

“I absolutely loved your classes, and I think you are a fantastic, patient teacher!  And I was really impressed at the quality of the pieces that I produced in your class, thanks to your wonderful guidance.” –Mara

“Somehow Tiffany manages to keep an eye on all her students and be always available at the right time. She provides the perfect mix of support and encouragement to be independent, and instills confidence.” -Romy