Simply By Hand with Holly Heaslip


  • $125.00  -  Non-Member
  • $110.00  -  Member


Four Tuesdays, beginning August 4
from 9-11am


Hand building is one of the most versatile ways of transforming clay into useful objects. In this class, all levels of students will be accommodated according to their skill level. Through demonstrations and personalized instruction, the course will be tailored to the individual. We will learn coil, slab, and pinch methods to make every day functional ware for the table, home, and garden. Using these three methods alone or in combination, opens up a wealth of possibilities. Learn basic techniques, or if you are more skilled, use them as a stepping point from which to take off on your own! All tools, materials, and firings are included.

This class meets in the Pottery Studio on the lower level of the Education Wing.

All tools, materials and firings are included.


The safety of our students, teachers, patrons, volunteers, and staff is our highest priority. A number of adjustments have been put in place to keep everyone safe for in-person classes at the Cultural Center. We are disinfecting public spaces frequently and have installed hand sanitizer stations throughout the building. To ensure the safety of those around you, please wear a mask, practice social distancing, and in other ways follow CDC guidelines while at the Cultural Center. Thank you!

A Cape Cod native, Holly began her journey with clay as an apprentice at Brewster Pottery. Being completely smitten, she continued on to complete a Bachelors degree in Art Education at Skidmore College. From there it was on to The School for American Craftsman at Rochester Institute of Technology where she received an MFA. The next years were spent teaching in New York state and as an Artist-in-Residence at ArtPark on the Niagara River in Lewiston, NY. Eventually the ocean beckoned and she returned home to Barnstable Village where she established her studio, Bay Scallop Pottery. Working on the potter's wheel and with hand building techniques, Holly makes contemporary functional ware. Her inspiration comes from life near the seashore. It is her hope that her pottery speaks in a clear quiet manner reflecting her love of place.


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