Welcome to Lucia Pottery Classes. Here you will find a wonderful working environment, not only in the beautiful, light, sunny studio space, but in the supportive and positive teaching atmosphere which I create. (See student testimonials.)
Our classes are held in my studio space, which is equipped with five potter’s wheels, two electric kilns, and three work tables for hand building and glazing. Class size is limited to five students per class, so that plenty of attention is given to each student.
Classes are offered four times a year… Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. All classes are ten weeks long, two hours per class, except for summer which is eight weeks, Semi private lessons are flexible. Included in all classes is, “on your own studio time” (practice time… pottery can be a challenge.) These two extra hours outside of class time can be taken before or after class, or afternoons when the studio is free.
So come and enjoy some time out for yourself!
All Levels Wheelthrowing
Tuesdays 7:00 pm–9:00 pm, ten weeks,
January 13, 20, 27 February 3, 10, 17, 24 March 3, 10, 17
Wednesdays 6:30 pm–8:30 pm, ten weeks,
January 14, 21, 28 February 4, 11, 18, 25 March 4, 11, 18
In this beginner to intermediate class, students will develop skills on the potter’s wheel and have the option to learn methods of hand building. Lots of individual attention is given in this small class setting (max. five students). Students will create finished and glazed (food safe) functional and or decorative work. This class also includes two hours of practice time on your own, before or after class, or another time during the week.
Thursdays 6:00 pm–9:00 pm, ten weeks
Open ten Thursdays
This class/studio time is only offered to current students of mine who are ready for more independent studio time.
Bring a Friend, Pottery for Two
These semi-private lessons are $75 per hour and include all materials for the two of you! You may sign up for one two hour lesson, just to try your hands at the potters wheel, or learn about glazing along with wheel throwing in three two hour lessons. You set the time.
Pottery lessons are weekly lessons where full attention is given to two students. This mini session with only two students is a great way for the beginner to get a taste of basic wheel throwing, trimming, and glazing. Call for available times.
Ten Week Fall Class (2 hrs): $275 + $40 materials fee - includes 25 lbs of porcelain clay, all glazes, kiln firings, and tools. Advanced Wheelthrowing tuition: $220 + $40 materials fee
Payment: You can use your paypal account online or you may use your Visa, MasterCard, Discover cards over the phone.
Please Note There is a 3% service fee when using your credit card for classes.
Your payment is $283.
Cashiers checks and money orders are welcome.
Personal checks are accepted with prior approval over the phone.
If paying via PayPal: Click here for the PayPal site. Follow the prompts and send your class payment to Lucia Pottery (using firstname.lastname@example.org address). Please Note There is a 3% service fee when using paypal for classes. Your payment is $283. Thank you!
Gift Certificates for any amount are available for all classes and pottery online through any of the above payment methods.
Lucy Fagella is a professional potter. Her work has been exhibited in galleries nationally and can be found in many local shops. Lucy has a B.F.A. degree from Alfred University College of Art and Design. She has taught children through adults at the elementary, high school and adult ed. level since 1985.
• Full tuition is due upon enrollment, (this ensures your spot… my classes are known to fill up early.) All classes are posted on my website at least six weeks before the new session begins. A materials fee of $40 is due the first day of class. The materials fee includes: 25 lbs of porcelain clay, all tools, glazes, and kiln firings. The only thing you need to bring is an apron or a towel.
• Students taking lessons need to give 24 hr. notice if they need to cancel for any reason and may reschedule. No Shows will be charged for the hour.
• Students taking classes may not reschedule due to illness etc. but may call to make up practice time on the wheel.
Classes and Lessons will be canceled due to bad weather and will be made up at a later date.
To arrange a visit to the studio call Lucy at 413-522-8370.
Learning the art of making handmade pottery is a skill that is both therapeutic for the mind and nourishing to the soul. You’ll have the opportunity to learn the craft from a gifted Artisan and you’ll end up with a great sense of accomplishment as you see your time and effort become beautiful handmade pottery right before your eyes.
You’ll also have a lot of fun! What is better than spending time on something you enjoy in a peaceful, creative and inspiring and fun environment? Taking a pottery class is making a commitment to you and to art and the continuation of a wonderful craft and skill. If you live in western Massachusetts you should consider enrolling in one of Lucy Fagella’s studio pottery classes.
Keep up to date with Lucy’s pottery class schedule. You’ll see a new schedule posted every couple of months and of course, if you have any questions you can contact the pottery studio directly at 413-522-8370.