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Plein Air Pottery: Boxes Three Ways with Avery Wells

July 12 - August 2

| $135 – $159

Instructor: Avery Wells
Class Type: Four-week handbuilding class
Skill Level: All Levels
Time: Tuesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Dates: July 12 – August 2
Make Up Date: August 9

Are you ready for an outdoor clay adventure?! Take advantage of the inspiring golden hours to express yourself creatively during our Plein Air Pottery sessions at WSW. While we work on our new and improved studio, our ceramic program is setting up camp on the back deck outside of the silkscreen studio! In case of inclement weather: the outdoor space is shaded in the afternoon and evening and has a covering adequate to provide shelter from light rain. In case of a heavy rain storm and winds or thunderstorms; class will be rescheduled at the discretion of the instructor for the listed make-up date.

In this class, students will create three unique boxes using three different methods: coil-building, slab-building, and carving. Special attention will be given to the surface of each box, and we will cover techniques such as slip trailing, sgraffito, and paper masking. We will also explore creative approaches to knobs and handles, with the goal of having your personality shine through in every element of what you create!

$135.00 members/$159.00 non-members. Tuition includes one bag of clay and firing fees. Registration is online only, and is first come first serve. To inquire about the wait list call WSW at (845) 658-9133 or email [email protected].

Kilns will be fired on a weekly basis. One 25 lb bag of clay will be provided with the class. Additional clay can be purchased for $30/25lb bag  if needed. The outdoor class area will be available for students to use throughout the week during daylight hours. There will not be access to our basement studio at this time as we are working to build a better space. There will be some personal shelving space for each student to store clay tools and some work in process. Shelving dimensions are approximately: 17” x 10” x  24”.

Join WSW for a member’s discount on your workshop and other great benefits!



Avery Wells

Avery Wells is an educator and ceramic artist from the mountains of North Carolina, and now resides in the mountains of the Hudson Valley where she is an MFA Ceramics Candidate Spring 2022 SUNY New Paltz and Resident artist at the Clay Arts Center in Westchester 2022-2023. She creates goofy vessels and botanical sculptures that celebrate craft and women’s history in the decorative arts. She has taught ceramics to all ages and in a variety of settings, and is committed to increasing accessibility to the arts. 


July 12
August 2
$135 – $159
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Women’s Studio Workshop
722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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