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with Joyce Scalzo

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.

*PLEASE NOTE: Potters need 3 to 4 classes to complete ONE piece from creation to firing.

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

Materials Fee (paid to Instructor) of $20 includes, clay, glaze, and firing. 

Tuesdays & Fridays

9:00am-12:00pm (new time)

Starting in October 2020
Level: All
Supply Fee: $20 (initial and as needed)
Supply List: No

Class Fee: $30 Non-Member, $24 Member


We are following all CDC guidelines and safety protocols to ensure a comfortable and safe experience for all who enter the BAC. We will be practicing social distancing by limiting class size and separating class chairs 6' apart.  

All staff, volunteers and students will be required to wear a face covering or mask that covers your nose and mouth. Sick and vulnerable persons should not enter the building.  No-touch temperature will be taken.  All who enter must register upon entry.  Hand sanitizer stations will be placed throughout BAC.  



Joyce Scalzo throwing on wheel Oct 2019.



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.