Lucy Fagella | Lidded Jars and Vessels
The Clayfolk Workshop Committee is pleased to announce a virtual workshop with clay artist, Lucy Fagella. Lucy is a nationally known potter from Greenfield, MA who was featured in the February 2020 edition of Ceramics Monthly.
The workshop will focus on making lidded jars and vessels. You will learn a variety of methods. Lucy will demonstrate all methods.
Date: July 17, 2021
Time: 10:30 AM to noon, and 1 to 2:30 PM
Cost: $27 for Clayfolk members, $32 for non-members
Clayfolk has made it super easy to register online! Just click on the Register NOW button to the left.
For those who do not wish to register online you can still do it the snail-mail way by mailing a check to the Carole Hayne, P.O. Box 337, Merlin, OR 97532. Please be sure to indicate on the check that you are paying for the Lucy Fagella workshop.
A zoom link will be sent to all participants two days before the event. If you are new to zoom please visit this helpful page on Zoom basics.
Have questions? Please contact Carole at firstname.lastname@example.org
I CHOOSE TO MAKE INTENTIONAL “SLOW POTTERY”
I believe that handmade work is important in our fast paced digital world. The marks on the clay, the glaze variations, the slight size differences from piece to piece are all reminders that it was made by hand. It connects you, the receiver of this work to me the maker.
“The first time I set my hands on clay I was a senior in high school, I knew immediately I wanted to make a career of it. I graduated from Alfred University School of Art and Design with a BFA in 1985. I set my sights on one day being able to make a living from my work. Slowly over the years between raising children and teaching ceramics I honed my skills as a potter, and in 2001 I was able to make pottery a full time endeavor.”
My pottery has been included in many national juried and invitational exhibitions, as well as various publications, including Country Living, Yankee Magazine, Foodies of New England, Edible Pioneer Valley, Ceramics Monthly, Pottery Making Illustrated, Crafts Report, and Studio Potter. I have been a member of the Asparagus Valley Pottery Guild since 2001, and a founding coordinator of the Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail since it’s inception in 2003.
“The sheer physical nature of pottery making fills many aspects of my being. It satisfies both the artist and the athlete in me. Pottery is a constant quiet motion; the rhythms are like meditation, moving meditation. I compare it to riding my bicycle through the beautiful hills and farms where I live. As I ride I become one with this beauty that surrounds me: as I make pots I become one with the clay and beauty that is unfolding. It is a great gift to bring beauty into this world. As a potter I have the opportunity to bring the extraordinary into the ordinariness of our daily lives. This clay… this stuff of life: so ordinary yet so extraordinary as it passes through the potter’s hands. I am blessed that my hands become co-creators in this great mystery of creation in constant process.”