Classes are offered by The Stoneware Studio which is a communal studio space privately owned by five partners. It adjoins the Stoneware Gallery, and together, they work in a symbiotic relationship. Today, the studio’s main focuses are its classes, and the use of its large gas kiln.
Pottery classes are offered year-round, catering to both beginners and advanced students alike. Ten wheels are available for use, as well as a slab roller for hand-building. Students have access to dozens of glazes, and their work is professionally loaded and fired in the studio’s gas kiln. Work in this kiln is high-fired in a reduction atmosphere, a sophisticated process that is difficult to emulate in other firing methods.
The studio remains a dynamic community of students, teachers and professional potters who have practiced in this space since the foundation of both businesses in 1978.
The studio partners are: Valerie Metcalfe, Marusia Foster, Kathryne Koop, Inga Torfadottir, and Jennifer Johnson.