pottery studio staff and students

UVM's Pottery Co-op is an incredible resource for the campus and the wider community. Membership includes all materials, firings, and use of the pottery studio.


  1. If you have never been a member before, you must take a class at the Co-op. Any class will meet the requirement so long as your skills are commensurate with the skill level of the class.
  2. Your membership cost depends on your affiliate status, and covers 12 weeks of membership regardless of class length.
    • UVM Affiliates are current UVM students, staff, or faculty (not alumni): $110
    • Community Members are UVM alumni and anyone not a current UVM student, staff, or faculty member: $220
  3. Classes begin February 4 and run through May 10
  4. Learn more at an Info Session January 20 @ 10 a.m. in Living/Learning Commons 315
  5. Join the Pottery Co-op Listserv to receive updates and info!

Spring registration form opens January 28 at 9:00 a.m.



Introduction to Hand-forming Pottery
Monday 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - Bech Evans
An eight-week introduction to hand-forming and decorating pottery for absolute beginners.
Wheel-throwing will not be taught.


L/L Pottery Co-op Gallery 2019
Monday 6:30-8:30 p.m. - Becky Mulheron and Geoff Gordon
This 11-week advanced class will culminate in a gallery project, and is broken into two sections: one for hand-builders and one for wheel-throwers. Both sections meet at the same time each week (Monday 6:30-8:30 p.m.). Please be sure to register for the correct section. Students will first brainstorm project ideas that will then be refined to develop a design with sketches. Instructors will assist students to execute the project.
Members must have intermediate hand-building or wheel-throwing skills, including wedging and centering.


Pottery Troubleshooting Study Hall
Tuesday 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - Cait Fitzgerald and Patty Brushett

A 12-week intermediate class encouraging personal and individual skill growth of the students, through collaborative troubleshooting and brainstorming. Students will work on their personal projects, not dictated by the instructors.
Members must have intermediate hand-building or wheel throwing skills, including wedging and centering. 


Introduction to Intermediate Techniques
Tuesday 6-8:30 p.m. - Chris Behr
A 12-week intermediate class combining weekly skill and topic demos with an individual skill/project develo p.m.ent plan. Each potter in the class decides their goals, projects, and measures of success.
Members must have intermediate hand-building or wheel throwing skills, including wedging and centering.


Introduction to Hand-building
Wednesday 2-4 p.m. - Emilie Begin and Olivia Hartwig
An eight-week beginner class designed to teach the basics of hand-building, including cups, mugs, bowls and plates!


Dinner Time
Wednesday 6:30-8:30 p.m. - Savannah Maroun
A 12-week beginner class where, whether hand built or thrown, you will create your own dinner set!


At Your Service
Thursday 5:30-7:30 p.m. - Bethany Mihavics
A 9-week intermediate course in making serving vessels and utensils, such as teapots, butter dishes, spoons, and more while discussing the yummy treats we can make in/with them!
Members must have intermediate hand-building or wheel throwing skills, including wedging and centering.


Mean Muggin’
Friday 4-6 p.m. - Michael Greenberg
A 10-week class devoted to teaching how to make mugs and everything related to mugs. Beginners and intermediate students welcome!


Not available at this time. Important dates will be updated as it becomes available.


Memberships are open to all UVM students, faculty, staff, and community members 18 or older and include:

  • Non-credit instruction for all levels—from beginner to advanced
  • Studio access (unless a class is in session)
    •  Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-11 p.m.
    •  Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m.-11:00 p.m.



During the academic year: 

  • $110 per fall/spring semester for current students, current staff, and current faculty (does not include alumni)
  •  $220 per fall/spring semester for community members (including alumni)

During the summer:

  • $225 per summer term


Studio Manager: Olivia Hartwig, ohartwig@uvm.edu

Location: Living/Learning Center, Room 205