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Friday, March 4, 2011

Update from the Dirt

And by dirt, we mean Maho Bay Clay Works!

Studio News for March and April:
This has been an active and fun filled winter at Maho Bay Clay Works. From our workshops with Garold Amsberry and Ara Cardew, our fabulous 2011 Winter Season Potter and Teacher, Stephanie and our brief visit from our friend and potter has flown by too fast. There are a few cool opportunities coming up before we scatter in different directions, so please check out the following announcements. Thanks to all of you who have joined in by taking a workshop or coming to open studio, or participated in the wood firing we had on January 22. The next wood firing is scheduled for April 9, just before many of you head back to your homes in the States. I hope you will plan some of your pieces for a wood/salt glaze firing. Its a rare opportunity and the results can be really striking. Its also a good experience to volunteer for a firing duty'll learn a lot and gain a stronger sense of appreciation for this age-old craft.
Thanks again for your participation, All the very best to you! Gail

Maho Bay Clay Works Spring classes

Special Workshops Start this Week!

Sconce Making with Catherine Perry 3 Sundays March 6, 13, 20 1:00-3:00 PM $200.00 Learn to make beautiful , personalized

ceramic lighting fixtures ! Includes Clay and firing for one sconce. 3 additional open studio sessions included. one opening available!

Watercolor Landscape Painting One Day Beach Workshop Wednesday March 9, 10:00AM- 4:00PM , Full Day $90.00 Half Day $50.00

10AM-1:00PM Gail Van de Bogurt watercolor instructor at both Caneel Bay and Maho Bay, Guides you through the steps of landscape painting at Francis Bay Beach. bring your beach chair , bathing suit and sandwich. all painting supplies provided.
4 Week March & April Classes:

Potter’s Wheel Techniques 4 Tuesdays 6:30 PM-9:00PM Stephanie Seguin

Mar. 15, 22, 29 April 5 $175 This class is for those who have taken the beginners class or need a refresher course. designed for improving skills on the wheel, trimming, pulling handles, glazing. (Includes 4 open studios, clay & firing of pieces made in class)

April 6, 13,20,27 $175 Gail will demonstrate tall forms, things with lids, thrown and altered forms, surface decoration,designing sets, “finding your style” (Includes 4 open studios, clay & firing of pieces made in class)

Local Open Studio Schedule: Saturdays and Wednesdays at 9am-12noon & 1pm-4pm, Mon. and Thurs. 6pm-9pm, For more information or to sign up for classes please call us 776-6226 ext. 226 or email

Maho Bay Clay Works Winter 2011

Weekly Class Schedule and Information


Mondays, 6 pm - 9 pm OR Wednesdays, 9 am - 12 noon There is NO INSTRUCTOR $40 per person includes 5 lb. stoneware , glazing and firing. Work with the island clay studio potters. Ages: 15 and up you may attend another open studio just to trim or add handles etc. (we will ship your fired work to you for a reasonable fee) if you are here all winter, ask for our complete open studio schedule.

Clay Whistles Thursdays 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm Minimum 4 students - Maximum 8 students $45 per person meet at clay studio Ages: 8 and up Make Dolphins, Conch Shells etc. that are also Whistles! (we will ship fired work to you at a reasonable rate)

Kids and Family Potters Wheel

Wednesdays 6:30pm - 8:30pm (Also Fridays by request) Minimum 4 students - Maximum 10 student $45 per person Ages: 10 and up meet at clay studio. fun in the mud! bring your camera and wear sneakers! (we will ship fired work to you at a reasonable rate)

Ceramic Pendants and Wind Chimes February 15 thru March 29 Tuesdays, 2 pm - 4 pm Minimum 4 students - Maximum 8 students $45 per person Ages: 10 and up meet at clay studio use local plants and sea life impressions. (we will ship your fired work to you at a reasonable rate)

Watercolor Landscape Painting

Fridays 10:00 am-1:00 pm Minimum 3 students - Maximum 6 students$48 per person meet at dining pavilion beginners and experienced painters welcome. Professional quality materials.Paint your view of the Virgin Islands. Take home your art to frame and new skills to keep on painting!

Watercolor Painting Kits available for rent at clay studio $15 per day, Ages: 15 and up .

Class Schedules may change, Advance registration by telephone recommended

Because pottery takes time for drying and firing, expect to take advantqge of our convenient shipping service. Average rate per person is $25. Depending on destination.

Call Maho Bay Camps: Activities 340-776-6226 ext 212. Pre-Registration is required.

Most classes have a minimum of 4 students, if you are here all winter, ask for our complete schedule: Maho Bay Clay Works 776-6226 ext. 226 email ­

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