Learn to work in clay in a fun, relaxing and supportive environment!

Adult classes meet for 2 hours once a week for 10 weeks unless otherwise noted. Skills taught include wheel throwing, hand building, decorating and glazing. Class registration includes up to 3 extra hours per week of independent work time.

First dibs on class spaces go to current students–if you are a new student, please contact Molly directly to inquire about space before registering. Email at or call (413) 625-2870.

Spring classes begin the week of May 6th.

 Learning to Throw: Developing a Practice. 8 weeks Mondays 6-8 pm. Instructor Paige Wilder  

This class will be an introduction to wheel-thrown pottery with an emphasis on repetition, developing a practice, taking risks, and exploring the limits of the clay – to learn basic skills.  Students will learn how to center clay, shape basic forms, make handles, trim, and glaze pottery. Students may or may not go home with a finished pot. $250 for 8 weeks includes materials.

Stuck in the Mud Throwing Mini-Clinic Mondays, 1-3pm. Inquire about dates. Instructor Paige Wilder

A three class series for experienced students. Unlearn old habits and spend 3 weeks practicing and rebuilding basic skills. $75 for 3 classes.

Building Skills on the Wheel. Wednesdays 6:00-8:00pm Instructor Molly Cantor

For students with some clay experience who want to deepen foundational throwing skills. Practicing and re-learning centering, shaping basic forms, trimming, pulling handles, decorating and glazing.

Mixed Level Wheel Throwing and Hand Building. Thursdays 10am to Noon. Instructor Molly Cantor
These classes are geared towards all levels, from beginning students to those who want to refresh and deepen their foundational skills, or those who want to work semi-independently.  Skills taught include some hand building, wheel throwing,  decorating techniques and glazing.


Advanced Beginner/ Intermediate Wheelthrowing. Thursdays 6-8pm Instructor Molly Cantor

This class is geared towards experienced students who are looking to hone and refine wheelthrowing skills through a series of demonstrations, projects and practices.

All Class sessions (other than “Stuck in the Mud” and “Learning to Throw”) are $280 plus $20-40 for materials, which includes up to 3 hours of out of class practice time per week.  Extended open studio time for those enrolled in classes is available for an additional $30 per month.  A limited number of work-study positions are available, please inquire.

Clay, Yoga & Art for Kids

July 22 – 26, 2019

Monday – Friday, 9 am – 3 pm, ages 7 – 9. 
Cost: $325 per week

The Handle Factory,
Shelburne Falls Yoga and
The Art Garden collaborate to offer morning clay, midday movement, and mixed media art-making in the afternoons.

Clay, Yoga & Art for Kids

July 29 – Aug 2, 2019

Monday – Friday, 9 am – 3 pm, ages 9 – 12+. 
Cost: $325 per week

The Handle Factory,
Shelburne Falls Yoga and
The Art Garden collaborate to offer morning clay (focus on wheel throwing), midday movement, and mixed media art-making in the afternoons.

Children are escorted to each studio.
They eat their bag lunches at The Art Garden. Snacks provided.

 Clay & Art

Just like Clay, Yoga & Art, but without the Yoga.

August 5 – 9, 2019

Monday – Friday, 9 am – 2 pm
mixed ages (7 -12+ years old)
Cost: $275 per week


SPACES ARE LIMITED! Please register with a $50 deposit

at Molly Cantor Pottery, 20 Bridge Street, Shelburne Falls, MA 01370
or call Molly at (413) 625-2870, or email:

 Weekly After School Classes for Children Ages 8-12

Tuesdays, 4-6 PM. Inquire about dates.

This class will meet on Tuesday Afternoons from 4-6. Students will be engaged with hand building projects and learning to throw on the wheel, with a dual focus on exploring creativity and building skills. Taught by Rhonda Wainshilbaum.