2023 Class Registration is now open!

Kids Clay Club

These classes are held in my garage studio (Em’s Art Shack) located at 28 Gray Ave.  Class size is limited to 8 and class costs include material and firing fees.  My philosophy around these classes is that art is for EVERYONE and my goal is to create pieces with your children that will walk with them through life, whether it’s a gift for a family member or friend, or whether it’s a functional piece that they interact with daily.  No paper weights here!  

When registering, please enter your child’s name in the ‘comments’ section of the order form.  I will send you emergency contact forms after you sign up, to email back to me or to bring with you when you sign up.  You can also find the emergency contact form here.


Looking for something fun to do with your friends?  We know how busy teenagers are these days, so we are offering one time sessions on Tuesdays from 6-8pm to give the teens of our area an opportunity to experience throwing pottery on the wheel.  We also know what a time crunch it is to fit everything in, so we decided to bring TACO’s (in a bag) into the equation!  While Emily is doing her wheel demonstration, you can eat tacos!  Then it’s YOUR TURN to throw! The cost is $25/person for each Tuesday session with a minimum of 4 participants!

ClayDates & ClayMates – Friday Clay for Adults!!

Looking for a fun night out with your date or your friends?  Em’s Art Shack is now offering adults a night out to throw pottery!  During this 2 hour session, each of you will throw at least one pot on the wheel.  Emily begins this session with a half hour wheel demo, Then it’s YOUR TURN to throw! The cost is $50/person. Maximum class size of 6!  These sessions run once a month, so grab your date, grab your dinner and come on over!  Reservations now open!


NEW!!! Sunday FUNDAY Hand Building for Adults

If you have ever wanted to make pieces out of clay, without having to master throwing pottery on the wheel, this class is for you!  Join me on Sundays from 11am – 1pm to explore hand building techniques including coil pots, pinch pots and slab building.  We will explore different surface decorations through texture, slip, and use of underglazes. 

I am offering two, 6 week sessions on Sundays from 11am – 1pm beginning March 5th.  Session 2 begins April 24th.

For more information, click here.

Thursday Night Adult Pottery Classes!!

If you have ever wanted to learn how to throw pottery, or you have already tried it and want to get back to it, this beginner pottery course is just for you!  I am offering two, 6 week sessions on Thursday nights from 6-8pm beginning March 2nd.  Session 2 begins April 20th.

For more information, click here.

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Artist Statement

Having grown up spending every summer at our ancestral home in Nova Scotia, Canada, my summers revolved around the 40 foot tides of the Bay of Fundy.  My days were spent in, on, and around the ocean and whether it was the feel of the fog, the sound of the seagulls, or the taste of salt water on my skin, the sea has always calmed my soul. 

Living a landlocked life in NY, I find myself longing for the ocean to right my spirit.  I find solace in creating functional pottery with glazes that reflect the greens and blues of the ocean, the whites of the waves crashing, and the trio of sea birds flying into the sunset.