The Way of Clay


The Way of Clay

Instructor: Maria Sparsis


Veterans – Have you ever wanted to create your own hand-crafted mug? How about a wheel-thrown dinner plate? Now is your chance to explore the limitless possibilities of clay and creativity in this class, The Way of Clay. All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary in this free class for Veterans. During the five-week studio class, students will learn introductory clay techniques through instructional demonstrations and guided projects. Beginning students will learn hand-build, pinch, coil, slab and other techniques such as wheel-thrown pottery. Intermediate and advanced students will focus on technique and expanding their clay expertise. All students are welcome to join in on hand-building projects as well as projects on the wheel, and everyone will have the opportunity to practice surface decoration and glazing. Emphasis for all students is on technique, exploring your creative boundaries, and making artworks that are a delight to keep!

The Way of Clay is free for Veterans.


Wednesdays, October 12 – November 9, 2022


Location: Studio 5

The VBMA will supply all registered Veterans with clay and all other class materials.

Materials and Supplies:

A twenty-five pound bag of clay is included in your class tuition. Registered students may purchase up to two more bags of clay during the duration of each course. Only clay provided by the Museum may be used in class or fired in the Museum’s kilns. 

Please contact School and Community Access Manager, Christina Kelley, at 772-231-0707 ext. 104 or email with any questions or concerns.