2023 Summer Camp Registration is now open!

Kids Summer Clay Camps

These camps 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 fill out online.  You can also find the emergency contact form here.


July 10th – 14th, 9AM-NOON: Make your Pet or Farm Animal for submission to the Washington County Fair
July 10th – 14th, NOON -3PM: Pottery Camp
July 17th – 21st, 9AM-NOON: Richard Scarry’s “Cars & Trucks and Things that GO”
July 17th – 21st, NOON -3PM: Pottery Camp
July 24th – 28th, 9AM-NOON: Lighthouses & Pirate Ships
July 24th – 28th, NOON -3PM: Pottery Camp
July 31st – August 4th, 9AM-NOON: American Girl Dolls
July 31st – August 4th, NOON -3PM: Pottery Camp
August 7th – 11th, 9AM-NOON: Under the Sea
August 7th – 11th, NOON -3PM: Pottery Camp
August 14th – 18th, 9AM-NOON: UFOs, Aliens & Rocket Ships
August 14th – 18th, NOON -3PM: Pottery Camp

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!


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 one 6 week sessions on Thursday nights from 6-8pm beginning July 13th.  

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.