Kit Cornell Pottery


Small classes take place in my working studio on a seasonal basis and are taught by me and/or my studio assistant. They generally run for 10-12 weeks, allowing time for all phases of the making process. (In our hurry-up world this sometimes seems confounding, but good things are worth waiting for!) Classes are 3 hours long, with additional practice time arranged if requested. Prices are between $300-$500 per session, with a small materials/firing charge. Work is fired in our cone 10 gas kiln. Contact us for information on levels, dates and times:Email , or phone (evenings best) 603-772-6323.

The focus of all classes is on gaining skills on the potter’s wheel and on using slab techniques. Our aim is to develop sensitivity to this remarkable material and to make actual the ideas you have in your mind and sketchbook.

Private/semiprivate lessons may be arranged. Fee is $50/hour. Classes/lessons make a great gift.

Studio Classes

Making marks on clay
the brick kiln
building a teapot
Lifting the walls of a mug

I've been teaching since the early '70s, enjoying interchange of ideas, skills & cameraderie. Sometimes I think that the future of ceramics (and our world?!) is in the hand of seekers like these:

Working with earthenware on Clay Day
A former apprentice gives a lesson to a friend
Using clay stamps


Forming a pinch pot at Rye Elementary.

Canoe, Spaulding Youth Center

This spring I served as artist in residence at two New Hampshire schools: the Spaulding Youth Center in Northfield, and Rye Elementary School. Working with children and their teachers is incredibly rewarding. I am able to share my skills, and be inspired by the creativity and enthusiasm of others working in clay.

As an artist on the roster of the NH State Arts Council, I am available to provide enrichment activities in the arts programs of public and private schools. Doing this on a regular basis, I feel I can contribute to the future of the strong craft/art tradition of the state. Programs are tailored to the specific needs or interests of the school or group.

Apprenticeships/Studio Assistantships/Internships

Over the years I have worked with many interested students/aspiring potters as apprentices. The tradition of apprenticeship is strong in our field, and there are important reasons to support its continuation. Apprenticeship can be a complement to formal clay education, and occasionally a substitute, if the desire to learn independently is sufficiently strong.

I am not currently accepting apprentices, but occasionally am looking for studio assistants with some clay experience.

Jessica Seaton
Jessica Seaton practicing throwing tea bowls
Milan Gary sieving apple ash
Sara Kaufman
Sara Kaufman testing her "trick mug" that soaks the drinker unless they know the secret

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