Wesleyan Potters, Inc. has been promoting and teaching the skill of craftsmanship to generations of students since 1948.
Wesleyan Potters, Inc. is an incredible non-profit school and cooperative guild that provides parents and their children with an opportunity to learn and develop the skills of craftsmanship. Founded in 1948, the school offers classes in a variety of media such as weaving, metalsmithing, and ceramics, as well as Youth Pottery, Jewelry, Weaving, and Sewing classes for students ranging from grade school up to high school. Additionally, they offer workshops featuring demonstrations and hands-on experiences with nationally known craftspeople.
Classes typically run 9 weeks and are offered year-round in Winter (Jan-Feb), Spring (Mar-May), Summer(Jun-July), and Fall(Sept-Oct). Qualified instructors design classes to accommodate all levels of experience and skill. The school is supported by the Connecticut Office of the Arts, which also receives funding from the National Endowment of the Arts, a federal agency. Through this support, Wesleyan Potters, Inc. has been teaching the skill of craftsmanship to generations of students since 1948.
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Programs at Wesleyan Potters in Middletown, CT
Let's upcycle used denim jeans and create a tote bag or pillow or jacket patch or whatever you can imagine. Decorate your denim piece with colorful embroidery stitches, shiny beads, and soft felt. Basic embroidery will be taught. Mostly hand stitching and machine sewing when needed. Materials provided.
Ages 10 and older
Each class offers both hand-building and wheel-throwing construction methods to create vessels, boxes, and draped forms, while also exploring surface design and textures. Various approaches to glazing will also be utilized.