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New to Clay, New to You

Dates: January 13 - February 17, 2023

Meets: F from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Location: 25 Sagamore Road Handbuilding

Student Fee: $235.00

Learn the fundamentals of clay working in this fun hands on class that will stress core principles of both wheel throwing and hand building with clay. The curriculum is designed for the true beginner, as the faculty will guide you through forming to decorating and firing of your first pots and sculptures, while learning the ins and outs of the studio. Designed for students who are truly new to clay, we recommend students take this class for a maximum of two sessions, then transition into one of our other offerings. A true beginning class, experienced students should not register.

Cancellation Policies

Please read through these policies carefully on our website's policy page.  Written notice of cancellations via email (to is required within specified cancellation windows detailed on our website.

COVID Policies

IMPORTANT COVID Policy UPDATES.  Please read carefully:


As of Monday, October 17, 2022, masks will be optional in our studio spaces. Everyone accessing the studio is asked to recognize and accept their role as part of a greater community effort that is required to help maintain the safety of all members by being proactive about health self-assessment, following studio guidelines, and participating fully in the support of sanitization efforts that are required to maintain a healthy work environment. Please be sure to read through the Worcester Center for Crafts' updated COVID policies on our COVID-19 Response Page (

Inclement Weather Policy

For information on the Craft Center's inclement weather cancellation policies, please visit our website's policy page. Students are encouraged to also check our homepage and our Facebook page for status updates and closure announcements.

Questions? Call us at 508.753.8183 X301

Fee: $235.00

25 Sagamore Road Handbuilding

Cali Almy

Cali Almy

Artist Statement:

After years of teaching art in Providence, RI I decided to recommit to my own artistic practice in clay, and I am currently in my second year as an Artist in Residence at the Worcester Center for Crafts. Like many artists my work is inspired by nature. Time walking in the woods, along the shore, or through the marsh provide me time and space for growth and insight. I am especially drawn to the patterns, colors, forms and contrasts in the landscape. My collection of work is an homage to place and my deep connection and love of being with nature. All my pieces are wheel thrown, hand decorated and glazed, and whether you hold a piece in your hand or see one on a shelf, meant to share that love of place.


Cali holds a BA in Studio Art from the University of Vermont and an MFA from UMass, Amherst. She has been teaching in high school and community art spaces for over 2 decades, and most recently completed a first year as an Artist in Residence at the Worcester Center for Crafts. She has exhibited her ceramics at a variety of arts festivals and galleries and her work has been collected around the world. She has also worked in and supported a number of arts, educational, and social justice organizations over the years and brings a lens of community and connection to her work.

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Date Day Time Location
01/13/2023Friday3 PM to 6 PM 25 Sagamore Road Handbuilding
01/20/2023Friday3 PM to 6 PM 25 Sagamore Road Handbuilding
01/27/2023Friday3 PM to 6 PM 25 Sagamore Road Handbuilding
02/03/2023Friday3 PM to 6 PM 25 Sagamore Road Handbuilding
02/10/2023Friday3 PM to 6 PM 25 Sagamore Road Handbuilding
02/17/2023Friday3 PM to 6 PM 25 Sagamore Road Handbuilding


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