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Clay Critters: Figurative Vessels, Vases, and More! with Lora Shelley

June 4 - June 25

| $195

Instructor: Lora Shelley
Class Type: Four-week handbuilding class
Skill Level: All Levels
Time: Tuesdays 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Dates: June 4 – 25
Make Up Date: July 2

In this class, Lora Shelley will guide students to make the form of their dreams! Develop the skills to help you achieve a variety of new forms and create unique figurative vessels. Make your work come to life with glazes, underglazes and textures. Using additive and subtractive sculptural techniques, including slabs, coils and form hollowing, make your own salt and pepper shaker set, sugar bowl and spoon, custom mug for your darling or sculpt your dog into a lidded jar! The possibilities are endless!

$195.00 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”.



Lora Shelley

Lora Shelley is a RISD Graduate, (BFA – Illustration ’94), currently residing in the beautiful Hudson Valley in NY state in a retro ranch-house from the 1950s shared with her adoring Cat, Charley and writer/partner, Rob. She has been exhibiting her original paintings and prints both Nationally and Internationally for over 30 years and can be found in private collections around the globe.


While primarily a Painter/ Printmaker, Lora has experimented in diverse media — including fiber, wood and clay. Through all of her work the thread of her passion and style is evident in her narrative imagery drawn from dream worlds. Worlds of a kinder nature- where one has a moment of reflection to ponder life and feel in each work one’s own story. Her clay work is more playful in nature. She is inspired by everyday moments. An animal lover, she depicts our shared experiences and relationships with the creatures around us.


You can learn more about Lora’s work at https://www.lorashelley.com and instagram @lorashelley


June 4
June 25
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Women’s Studio Workshop
722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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(845) 658-9133