Lakeside Pottery is a ceramic art and craft educational resource focusing on clay art. We offer a one-time experience potter’s wheel workshop, weekend and during the week, for the beginner and for those who have taken beginning pottery classes in the past and would like a refresher lesson. This workshop will introduce the basic skills of working with clay on the potter's wheel and will provide you with the understanding of what it takes to use the potter's wheel. No previous experience required.
Workshop includes a demonstration and hands-on clay experience. Tools will be provided - participants need to bring their own towel. Your pots will be glazed by our staff with your glaze choice and will be fired (high fire functional stoneware).
Morty Bachar is a proprietor of Lakeside Pottery. After leaving the corporate world, he pursued his passion for art and pottery and is now an accomplished ceramic artist and pottery teacher. His work is exhibited and sold in shows. He instructs beginner and advanced pottery students on the potters wheel, conducts corporate team building workshops, and is a consultant to schools, businesses and studios. Morty trains teachers and advises in studio design, equipment and material selection and use. To see Morty's work.
Patty Storms, proprietor of Lakeside Pottery, is a painter and ceramic artist. She began her love for pottery under the instruction of Ken Kantro, (Lovell Designs) in Portland, Maine. After graduating from Wesleyan University she worked at both Christie's and light Gallery in New York City in the field of 19th and 20th century photography. She teaches the potters wheel and handbuilding/sculpting in both children and adult classes. She manages open studio, conducts corporate team building workshops and birthday parties and trains teachers in ceramic techniques. Patty's work is sold in galleries and in exhibits. To see Patty's works
Jon Puzzuoli an accomplished ceramic artist and a teacher. Before making the transition to clay he studied and worked with black and white photography for four years. Jon has been working at Lakeside Pottery for nearly five years climbing up the ranks. He started as an intern and then went on to teaching children’s and beginners classes. Currently he teaches several adult programs (include handbuilding and advanced classes), manages open studio time, and teaches an after school and camp programs for children. Jon’s work is displayed sold through local galleries and commissions work. To see Jon's work
Andrew Maglathlin teaches ceramics at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven in an adjunct faculty member capacity. He has also taught at the Community College of Rhode Island and Salve Regina University. Andrew received a Master of Fine Arts in ceramics from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in Illinois, he completed a Post-Baccalaureate program in ceramics at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in studio art from Salve Regina University in Newport, RI. Although he is trained in the traditional discipline of functional ceramics, Andrew is influenced by the modern era of abstract art and is dedicated to ceramics as a sculptural medium. Andrews’s work is actively shown in galleries and exhibits nationally. Andrew is skilled at the potter’s wheel, slip casting, mold making, handbuilding, and firing most kilns including gas, electric, raku, wood and soda.
Juan Andreu is known for his large-scale public works of art, which are placed in churches, public displays and private collections. Juan has shown his work extensively since 1974 in Spain and the USA receiving numerous awards. His works range in size from small tabletop pieces to large bronze and wood sculptures. Juan is specialized in classic sculpture in ceramic, wood, bronze and stone mediums. He also paints both small and large scale works in oil, watercolor and pastel. Juan Andreu holds a Ph. D. in Fine Arts from the University of Valencia, School of Fine Arts, in Spain. Juan is a Professor of Art at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut & Housatonic Technical Community College in Bridgeport, CT. He has also taught art at Silvermine Guild and the Farmington Valley Arts Centers
Lily Schor learned ceramics with Bruno La Vediere and Tom Suomalnin at the Cooper Square Art School in NYC, and with Mikhael Zakin at Greenwich House Pottery. Lily opened Stepping Stone Pottery in Brooklyn, NY where she taught and made her own work. Lily later moved to Westchester, NY where she held several positions teaching pottery to adults and children. She was a production potter selling her work to galleries in NYC & Maine. Lily's work was exhibited in several shows, galleries and museums. Currently she teaches pottery at Lakeside Pottery in Stamford, CT, is a member of Portchester Clay Art Center, Hudson River Potters Assoc., Blue Door Gallery and N.C.E.C.A. To see Lily's work
Rachel Watts, originally a Tennessee native, graduated from UConn with a degree in Linguistics and Psychology. She has a passion for both teaching and art and animation. Since graduating she worked in Boston as a special education teacher for students diagnosed primarily with Autism. She worked in both private and public schools as well as in the home collaborating with behaviorists, teachers, and parents to assess the educational and structural needs of children and their families. Rachel is a student at Lakeside Pottery and an intern helping to manage Open Studio. She is also working at Lakeside Pottery as a teacher's assistant for children's classes and special events programs.
- Beginners, intermediate and advanced pottery and sculpting classes for adults education, day, evening and weekend.
- After school ceramic art classes for children.
- Summer Camp and school break camps for children and teens
- Workshops (Raku, Sculpturing, tile making, masks, tall forms, Glass Beading, Mosaic, etc.).
- Corporate team building venues workshops and events.
- Birthday parties for adults and children.
- Private lessons and custom activities (ideas such as, book club, Girls or Boys Scout, wine and cheese, fun date idea).
- Open Studio for uninstructed pottery work for qualified ceramic artists. Kiln time share.
- Art teachers professional development courses - can be designed to the teacher's needs.
- Gift certificates (some gifts ideas are: Christmas, Valentines Day, birthday, Mother's and Father's Day, graduation and anniversary presents).
- Consulting services - design of pottery studios and ceramic art class room.
- Ceramic art gallery with our instructors art work.
- Baby/toddler foot and/or hand imprints keepsakes.
- Custom made and commission pottery work including birdhouses, bird feeders, garden pottery and portrait sculptures.
Lakeside Pottery is a ceramic art and craft educational resource for the community focusing on clay art. We seek to inspire creativity, foster self-discovery, and nurture an appreciation to learn about art through our pottery programs, special events and access to our studio, clay center and gallery.
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Learn the art of pottery through our ceramic art classes and workshops. Instruction activities include group classes, private lessons for adults or children covering the potter’s wheel and / or sculpting. Corporate events and team building workshops are also offered.
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