On Wednesday, Sept. 29, clay courses will resume in the pottery studio of Lincoln Street Center for Arts and Education, 24 Lincoln St. Instructor Ann McClellan will lead eight consecutive week sessions for both young people and adults.

Kids Clay

The afterschool Kids Clay Workshop will meet from 3:45 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 29 through Nov. 17. Children will enjoy making clay pieces such as a planter pot or a sculptural garden piece. Unique gifts can be made and finished in time for the holidays.  Children will learn techniques for working with clay projects assigned, and their own ideas for 3D creations. Fee is $80. The eight-week workshop is geared for ages 7 through 14.

Adult pottery

The Pottery Course for Adults will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 19 through Nov. 17. Participants can develop their skills at wheel-throwing or hand-building. Projects presented may include lidded forms, kitchen items and tiles, as well as support for individual goals. Unique holiday gifts may be created. Participants with other projects in mind are welcome use this time to work and enjoy the company of others in the studio. Clay and glaze techniques will be taught.

Given the timeframe of the adult class, participants should feel free to bring a light meal. All levels are welcome, as are teenagers. The fee is $105 plus $10 material fee.

McClellan, who served a five-year potter’s apprenticeship in Japan, has worked with all ages for many years. Her wares are available locally at Carver Hill Gallery in Rockport and Trillium Soaps in Rockland. She holds two bachelor of arts degrees, in art and art education. Her work is in permanent collections in Japan.

Open Studio

For more studio time, clay class students can take advantage of the Thursday evening Open Studio at the discounted price of $5. Pottery Open Studio provides extra hours to finish or fine-tune pieces in progress to make the most of class time. Pottery enthusiast Carolyn Berg will be onsite each week to facilitate.

Pottery Open Studio is open year-round to intermediate and advanced clay artists for a drop-in fee of $10 plus material fee. The studio is equipped with four electric wheels, one kick wheel, slab roller, tools, kilns, glazes and bisques.

Lincoln Street Center also offers adult memberships to the clay studio for $330 per year. For more information or to register, call 594-6490 or stop by Lincoln Street Center weekdays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.; send e-mail to info@lincolnstreetcenter.org; or visit lincolnstreetcenter.org.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to dernest@villagesoup.com.