THE STONEWARE STUDIO:
CLASSES and COVID 19:
Classes are currently closed and will resume when health regulations allow for near full capacity. We hope this can be in September. Since the nature of the classes put students close together for an extended period of time, and hands-on instruction is given, we will be accepting only fully vaccinated people into the classes as a way to keep everyone protected, and will be requiring proof.
When operating, returning vaccinated students will be accepted first, and remaining spots will be filled with new vaccinated students from our waiting list. To get on our waiting list follow the instructions below.
The Stoneware Studio is a communal studio space privately owned by five partners. It adjoins the Stoneware Gallery, and together the two businesses work in a symbiotic relationship. It’s a dynamic community of students, teachers and professional potters who have practiced in this space since the foundation of both businesses in 1978. Today, its main focuses are classes, and the use of its large gas kiln.
The current studio partners are: Valerie Metcalfe, Marusia Foster, Kathryne Koop, Colleen Chamberlain, and Jennifer Johnson.
Regular classes – These operate from September to June where students pay at the beginning of each month, and continue for as many consecutive months as they are interested. For some this has become years, but for others, attendance is for a few months only. New students are contacted when someone quits, and must commit to two consecutive months as a minimum. (Click on link for more info on the regular classes.)
Summer classes – Three or four different classes are offered as an eight week session during July and August. This is a great time for new students to be introduced to throwing. (Click on link for more info on the summer classes.)
To get on the waiting list: email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone the gallery at 204-475-8088 (preferably on a Monday to speak to either Valerie or Kathryne). Please provide both your phone number and email address, and state whether you would like morning, evening, or summer classes. Also mention if you have some pottery experience, or are a beginner. Once we have an opening for you, you will be contacted by one of our instructors. Openings become available when one of our students quit. Names are kept for 6 months. If after 6 months you are still interested in joining our classes but have not heard from us, contact us again.