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Weekly Class
Pottery Exploration (Tuesdays)
Joyce Scalzo
Tuesdays 9am-12pm

Hand building and wheel throwing classes. All levels welcome. Instructor, Joyce Scalzo has been throwing pots for 50 years and would love to work with newcomers as well as experienced potters. We will experiment with paper clay, sawdust firing, scrafitto, texturing, bubble glazing, transferring images and embedding natural materials into the clay. We will explore all aspects of clay. Wheel throwing, hand building, slab work, glazing and firing. I will help you find what you excel in and we will go from there. You will receive individual attention. If you have an idea in your mind, we will help you create it. We have a slab roller, extruder and wheels. You will be encouraged to try them all.

It is a friendly atmosphere. We will provide all the tools needed to work and we have a great time.


Pre-Registration is Required. Click the button below to Sign Up!



Level: All

Age: 13+

(All Kids under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an Adult. If the Adult wishes to participate in the class, they must also register.)

Class Fee: $28 for Members; $35 for Non-Members

(Membership information is available HERE)

Supplies: Students must purchase materials from the Beach Art Center at the first class and each time more clay is needed.

Materials Fee: $25 includes, clay, glaze, and firing. 


Potters need 3 to 4 classes to complete ONE piece from creation to firing, so please plan accordingly.  Clay pieces that are left in the studio for 60 days or more may be thrown out or repurposed by the Beach Art Center.


We also offer "Pottery Open Studio" space to our Pottery Class Students only.  

As a BAC Member, students will receive 1 (free) Open Studio per 1 (paid) Pottery Class.  Non-Member students will be charged a fee of $10 for Open Studio.

Open Studio registration is required due to limited space. 

Click here for Info/Registration for Open Studio.

Student Supply List

Meet your Instructor...

Joyce Scalzo

I studied at Munson Williams Art Institute in New York. I have been a potter and sculptor for 50 plus years. I have owned art galleries and have curated shows including the American Embassy and the Library in Madrid Spain. I love teaching clay and enjoy all of my students.

Membership Benefit:

$7 OFF

Our Members receive a discount. Sign up and receive $7 off every weekly class, plus free Open Studio!

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Classes Policy

All fees associated with classes are non-refundable once the class has started.  In the event a registrant needs to change or cancel their registration, the registrant should use the link provided in the confirmation email to reschedule to a future class.  If the student needs to cancel for a refund prior to the start of class you must contact the Beach Art Center as far in advance as possible. Any agreement to cancel or transfer a registration after the class has taken place is made at the sole discretion of the instructor.  

Beach Art Center reserves the right to cancel classes if minimums are not met or for any other reason relevant to business needs. In the event of a cancellation initiated by Beach Art Center, the registrant will be rescheduled or will receive a full refund.  Beach Art Center does not hold credits on account for future use.

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