Upcoming Events

Lisa Dolliver – Inlaying Colored Clay on the Wheel

January 28th and February 4th
Cost:  $60 members, $70 non-member


Lisa Dolliver will be teaching a two-part workshop with porcelain and colored clay.

The first day of this two-part workshop Lisa will demonstrate how to make colored clay using porcelain and Mason Stains.  She will then show how to inlay coils of colored clay into porcelain to achieve swirls and patterns on the wheel.

In Day two of this shop, Lisa will show how to trim, facet and carve the leather hard colored clay pieces, as well as techniques for inlaying coils to achieve various designs.

Lisa Dolliver
Energy. Movement. Balance. Life.

Lisa approaches her stained porcelain art as if it were alive. She believes that each of
her pieces possesses deeper meaning and a theme beyond its physical form — a
melding of her heart, philosophies, creative intuition, and experience. Lisa studied
ceramics with Japanese master Makoto Yabe, was a featured artist for the WGBH Art
Auction, and was included in the State of Clay biennial juried show for several years.
She was the innovative force behind Earth Changes Pottery, the shop she owned in
Maynard, MA for 18 years. In addition to giving life to her own work, Lisa currently
shares her skills and talent with students as a ceramics teacher and instructor.




**To see more photos from our past events, visit

Throwing Large Forms: Two workshops with Marc Mancuso

Artist in residence Marc Mancuso led two workshops in October, sharing techniques for throwing large forms. Thanks, Marc! View more photos from the workshop.


SouperBowl Fundraiser and Bowl Throwing Demonstration with Marc Mancuso

In September 2013, Feet of Clay members held a Souper Bowl party to make bowls in support of a fundraiser for On the Rise, a women’s shelter in Cambridge. Artist-in-Residence Marc Mancuso also offered a bowl throwing demonstration.

Woodfiring with Nancy Magnusson

In September 2013, Nancy Magnusson, wood-firing artist, led a talk and presented a slideshow for members. In October, members fired their work in a wood kiln in Tolland, MA. View photos from the woodfiring.

Raku Workshop at the Potter’s Shop in Needham

In May 2013, Feet of Clay members participated in a raku workshop at the studio and participated in a raku firing at the Potter’s Shop in Needham. View photos from the raku workshop.

Workshop on Surface Decoration with Adero Willard

In May 2013, Adero Willard led a talk and demonstration on surface decoration techniques using wax resist and underglazes. View photos from the workshop with Adero.

Workshop on Handbuilding with Kingsley Weihe

In March 2013, Feet of Clay member Kingsley led a workshop on handbuilding. View photos from Kingsley’s workshop.

January 2013 workshop with Feet of Clay Artist-in-Residence Michelle Ting

Past Events

Workshop on Printing on Clay with Alice Drew

Sunday, May 20, Alice Drew (, a wonderful Boston-based potter, came and taught us printing on clay using her special Thermofax machine. It was a blast! See more photos here


Sunday, March 11, Shoichi Satoh led an interesting & useful workshop on handmade ceramics tools. Thanks Shoichi!



Workshop on Throwing Techniques with Monica Ripley

Sunday, March 4, 2012, Monica Ripley, of Mudflat Pottery Studio, led an awesome workshop on throwing techniques, slip decoration & inlay. We loved it!

** see more photos of Monica’s workshop at


Workshop on Japanese Production Pottery with Shoichi Satoh

Sunday, February 19, 2012, Shoichi Satoh, Japanese production potter, led an interesting & informative workshop on Japanese production pottery and what are its unique historical parts. Participants learned much watching him throw on the wheel and especially appreciated seeing his handmade tools.


Glazing Workshop with Christine Shadic

On Sunday, October 30, 2011, Feet of Clay all-star member Christine Shadic led a fabulous glazing 101 workshop where all participants learned a ton about glazing & decorating techniques.

**see more photos from Christine’s great workshop at


Sculpting Workshop with Morris Norvin

On Sunday, May 15, 2011, Morris Norvin led a great Sculpting 101 Workshop that taught students the basics of sculpting including the following techniques:

• additive and subtractive forms of sculpting
• methods and practices of achieving proportion on the human figure
• proportions and methods of sculpting the human head, and rendering animals from life and print
• and students will learn basic design for their projects.

** see all the photos from Morris’ workshop at

Morris Norvin is a partner and instructor at Stonybrook Fine Arts. To learn more about Morris, see this recent article in the Boston Globe: or this article in the Jamaica Plain Patch:


On Saturday November 13 2010, Scott Goldberg led a *fabulous* workshop on functional wheel-thrown pottery.Scott1



Workshop with Gabrielle Fougere

On August 14th, 2010, Gabrielle Fougere come to conduct a workshop at our studio.  As the first workshop that Feet of Clay has ever had, it was fantastic and we learned so much!  Gabrielle is a wonderful and enthusiastic teacher!