The Potter's Wheel for Beginners with Holly Heaslip


  • $250.00  -  Non-Member
  • $210.00  -  Member


Six Wednesdays, beginning May 19
from 1:30-4pm


Have you ever been mesmerized while watching a pot being made on the wheel? Want to give it a try? All that’s needed is a playful attitude and patience! In this class we will cover the basics of making pottery on the wheel: wedging, trimming, glazing, and firing. You will gain an understanding of the process, equipment involved, and the magical material called “clay.” Come start a new chapter in your creative life!

Demonstrations, individualized instruction and plenty of hands on time round out our class. Books, handouts and examples of pottery will be available to reinforce lessons. All tools, materials, and & firings are provided. Students who are currently enrolled in class will be able to book open studio time through a private link. This class meets in the pottery studio on the lower level of the Education Wing.

All tools, materials, and firings are provided.


The safety of our students, teachers, patrons, volunteers, and staff is our highest priority. A number of adjustments have been put in place to keep everyone safe for in-person classes at the Cultural Center. We are disinfecting public spaces frequently and have installed hand sanitizer stations throughout the building. To ensure the safety of those around you, please wear a mask, practice social distancing, and in other ways follow CDC guidelines while at the Cultural Center. Thank you!


A Cape Cod native, Holly began her journey with clay as an apprentice at Brewster Pottery. Being completely smitten, she continued on to complete a Bachelors degree in Art Education at Skidmore College. From there it was on to The School for American Craftsman at Rochester Institute of Technology where she received an MFA. The next years were spent teaching in New York state and as an Artist-in-Residence at ArtPark on the Niagara River in Lewiston, NY. Eventually the ocean beckoned and she returned home to Barnstable Village where she established her studio, Bay Scallop Pottery. Working on the potter's wheel and with hand building techniques, Holly makes contemporary functional ware. Her inspiration comes from life near the seashore. It is her hope that her pottery speaks in a clear quiet manner reflecting her love of place.

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