Winter and Spring Pottery Classes in Waynesboro

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The Nicodemus Center for Ceramic Studies will be offering introduction to ceramics studio classes for adults from February 5 through March 12, March 9 through March 23, and June 9 through June 26.

The February class will meet on Wednesday evenings from 6 to 9 PM in the center’s pottery studio, room 008, General Studies building, Penn State Mont Alto.

Mary Ashe-Mahr

Mary Ashe-Mahr

Mary Ashe-Mahr teaching "Introduction to Ceramics Studio" class

Mary Ashe-Mahr teaching “Introduction to Ceramics Studio” class

The March class will meet on Sundays from noon to 5 PM and Tuesdays from 5 to 7 PM at the Ceramic Arts Center of Waynesboro, 13 South Church Street.

The June class will meet on Monday and Thursday evenings from 6 to 9 PM at the Mont Alto pottery studio. The instructors for the February and June sessions are Tom McFarland, fine arts teacher at
St. Maria Goretti High School, Hagerstown, and the center’s James Smith. The instructor for the March session is Mary Ashe-Mahr, Waynesboro.

The classes are designed to introduce students to the art of making pottery and sculptural objects in clay. Students receive instruction and produce their own projects using various clay working techniques that include coil construction, slab building, press molding and throwing on the potter’s wheel.
McFarland holds both Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees from the Maryland Institute
College of Art, Baltimore. He has more than 45 years experience as an art instructor and free-lance artist and is internationally know for his ceramic and fiberglass sculptures. Smith holds both Bachelors and Masters degrees in Anthropology from the College of William and Mary and has spent the last 30 years as an historic archaeologist and museum director working in the field of historic folk pottery. He began creating his own works in 2003 and is the founder of the Mont Alto Pottery Guild. Ashe-Mahr began her career in clay while attending the Rhode Island School of Design in 1975. She is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and earned her MBA from Mount St. Mary’s University.

The ceramic studio classes are limited in size and preregistration is required. The cost of the class is $125 for center members and $150 for the general public with a $50 fee for materials for each registrant. All participants will be allowed access to the pottery studios outside class times.

For more information, e-mail James Smith at [email protected].

To pre-register for the February, March or June sessions, go to ttp://nicodemuscenterforceramicstudies.

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