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.

UVM Affiliates and Vermont Community Members: Welcome!

Interested in learning about pottery? You don’t have to be a current, former, or prospective UVM student, staff, or faculty member to join. All are welcome here! No previous clay experience required.

 

SUMMER REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

REGISTER FOR SUMMER

  • Summer terms are a flat cost of $225.00 per term, regardless of UVM affiliation status.
  • Register for one term or both!
    • Term 1 registration ends May 19 at 9 p.m.
    • Term 2 registration ends July 7 at 9 p.m.

 

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SUMMER CLASSES TERM 1: MAY 20-JULY 7

Summer Term 1: May 20th-July 7th
Ceramic Jewelry with Becky Mulheron/Geoff Gordon - Monday 6-8 p.m.

This all-levels class will predominantly use hand building and sculpting techniques to make an array of jewelry. We will also focus on a variety of glazing techniques for the pieces (high fire and low fire).
Students are strongly encouraged to come with ideas, photos and sketches about what they want to create.

 

Skills and Projects with Chris Behr/D Bouchard - Tuesday 6-8:30 p.m.
Members of this all-levels class will get individual attention developing self-selected skills and projects. We will start planning and making right away so that we have a good understanding of our skill building and project goals. As a group and individually, we'll check and share our progress each time we meet.

 

Handbuilding Outside the Box with Erica Cummings - Wednesday 5:30-7:30 p.m.
This all-levels class will go through the different handbuilding techniques of pinching, slabs, and coiling. Projects that will allow students to practice these techniques will be given after each demo. These projects are designed to not only to help students learn techniques but also to allow for creative expression.

 

Pinching the Pot with Chloe Foster - Thursday 4-6 p.m.
In this beginner class, artists will learn the basics of hand-building while also exploring the connection between sculpture and functionality. This class may be creatively challenging at times, but will be worth it when you get to drink out of a cool sculptural mug and gift someone a unique, functional piece of art.

 

It’s a Par-tea with Savannah Maroun - Thursday 6:30-8:30 p.m.
In this beginner class, you will learn how to make your own tea set- where you can enjoy your favorite teas. In this class, you will learn how to make teacups, creamers, sugar jars, mini-spoons, and teapots.  We will focus mainly on wheel throwing, however, hand-building aspects will be incorporated depending on student designs. Everyone is welcome!
This class will be for mainly beginners to lower intermediate level students (or really anyone that either struggles with teapots or wants to learn more).

 

Intro to Handbuilding with Liv Numa - Friday 2-4 p.m.
Members of this beginner class will learn many skills and techniques for creating work.  Each week, members will be able to create something within the class period using a different technique, which means by the end of the semester members in this class will have around 5-7 pieces just from our class time. In addition to these pieces, members will learn many decorating techniques, using oxides, slips, and glazes safely. 

 

Beginning Throwing with Bethany Mihavics - Friday 5:30-7:30 pm
Members of this beginner class will learn wedging, centering, pulling up walls, shaping forms, making handles, trimming, and glazing.

IMPORTANT TERM 1 DATES

Term 1 Member Orientation Sunday, May 19
Start of Term 1 Monday, May 20

Last Wet Clay Day

  • Takes place the end of Week 5
  • The following week is for trimming, attachments, and drying
Sunday, June 23
Last Bisque Monday, July 1
Last Day to Glaze Sunday, July 7
Last Term 1 Glaze Kiln: info to be announced Week of July 8-12

 

SUMMER CLASSES TERM 2: JULY 8-AUGUST 25

Planters Galore with Becky Mulheron/Geoff Gordon - Monday 6-8 p.m.
In this intermediate class we will focus on a variety of planters: hanging, low profile, traditional and whimsical.  We will incorporate both wheel and handbuilding skill sets. There will also be an emphasis on surface design and decoration.  Glazing techniques for terracotta will be explored.
Members must have intermediate hand-building or wheel throwing skills, including wedging and centering.

 

Skills and Projects with Chris Behr/D Bouchard - Tuesday 6-8:30 p.m.
Members of this all-levels class will get individual attention developing self-selected skills and projects. We will start planning and making right away so that we have a good understanding of our skill building and project goals. As a group and individually, we'll check and share our progress each time we meet.

 

Intro to Handbuilding with Liv Numa - Wednesday 6-8 p.m.
Members of this beginner class will learn many skills and techniques for creating work.  Each week, members will be able to create something within the class period using a different technique, which means by the end of the semester members in this class will have around 5-7 pieces just from our class time. In addition to these pieces, members will learn many decorating techniques, using oxides, slips, and glazes safely. 

 

Pinching the Pot with Chloe Foster - Thursday 4-6 p.m.
In this beginner class, artists will learn the basics of hand-building while also exploring the connection between sculpture and functionality. This class may be creatively challenging at times, but will be worth it when you get to drink out of a cool sculptural mug and gift someone a unique, functional piece of art.

 

You’re Adbora-bowl with Savannah Maroun - Thursday 6-8:30 p.m.
Whether for your soup, cereal, or candy, this beginner class will explore the different shapes and forms your bowls can take. This class will consist of making cereal bowls, ramen bowls, French onion bowls, candy bowls, mixing bowls, and a chip and dip bowl. This class is mainly for beginners, but all are welcome to come learn more about bowls!

 

I’m a Little Teapot with Bethany Mihavics - Friday 5:30-7:30 p.m.
This intermediate class will focus on teapot making using both hand-building and throwing skills.
Members must have intermediate hand-building or wheel throwing skills, including wedging and centering.

IMPORTANT TERM 2 DATES

Term 2 Member Orientation Sunday, June 30
Start of Term 2 Monday, July 8

Last Wet Clay Day

  • Takes place the end of Week 5
  • The following week is for trimming, attachments, and drying
Sunday, August 11
Last Bisque Monday, August 19
Last Day to Glaze Sunday, August 25
Last Term 2 Glaze Kiln: info to be announced Week of August 26-30

 

LOCATION AND CONTACT

UVM Pottery Co-Op Location:
Living/Learning Center Commons
Room 102 (1st floor)
633 Main Street
Burlington, VT 05405

Studio Manager: Olivia Hartwig, ohartwig@uvm.edu

Phone: 802-656 4150

MEMBERSHIP DETAILS

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.

 

MEMBERSHIP FEES

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