In this fun, creative class, students will learn how to handbuild planters, vases, and jewelry boxes with ceramic sculptor and mother Sheilah Bolger. Her belief is that every child is an artist. She enjoys working alongside kids in the simple fact that they just create and don’t over critique. Sheilah Bolger holds a bachelors degree of fine art in sculpture from the university of Massachusetts Amherst. She worked in the design industry for over 10 years designing women’s clothing and ceramic dinner wear. Beyond design Sheilah taught hand building and tile making in clay in an after school program with elementary age children in Cambridge. She loves knitting, working with textiles and recently exhibited a small series of paintings locally in Northampton. Sheilah is an avid swimmer but biggest enjoyment comes being a mom.
Register SOON!! (skips Memorial day May 3oth) 4 classes: $168
***Note that the original post had the date wrong for Session 3. It is now corrected!!
CyclePottery is fortunate to have Sheila Boldger, mother of Fiona age 12, using the CyclePottery studio to reignite her love of working with clay and to use her knowledge of ceramic sculpting she received in earning her Fine Arts degree in Sculpting. She is currently teaching her first handbuilding class to 5 junior high girls.
Sheila says, “After years of dreaming of working in clay again Cycle Pottery has allowed me the freedom to rediscover my love of hand building. Working in the studio and being surrounded by creative people and kids is exciting and inspiring.”
Kathryn welcomes other artists to use her studio for teaching their own classes, whether it be a series of classes or just a one day workshop. 50% of the class tuition is the fee for use of the studio, all materials, and firings.
******Paint Your Own Pottery Ornament Workshop****
Sunday, December 13th, Come to the CyclePottery Studio Holiday Open House and Paint Your Own Ornament Workshop. Drop in anytime between noon and 3 and you and/or your child, friend, relative can paint an ornament with acrylic paints and glitter to take home that day! Prices of ornaments range from $5-$20 per piece.
And while your child paints, or after you paint an ornament yourself, come upstairs to the new private room now for rent to bodyworkers, therapists and the like and get a massage from Ezra Prior who is a licensed Swedish massage therapist and certified Reiki Healer. 15 minute massage for $15: full back, or neck and back. 30 min. massage for $30: neck, shoulders, back and hands.
You can also see the kid, teen and adult student work as well as learn about classes, workshops, camps starting the first week in January. Gift certificates for workshops/ lessons make great gifts too! Don’t forget to check out the latest work and news on the CyclePottery Facebook page!
Six weeks sessions will start the first week in January.
Kids ages 7+ Tuesdays from four to 5:30 PM,
Teens and adults Thursday nights from 6 to 8:30pm pm with optional studio time on Sundays.
Homeschool classes can be arranged by contacting Kathryn
Check the Beginner Classes section for more information.