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 in Belfast, Maine



Come join us for a 2-day Alternative Firing Workshop OR Wheel-throwing Workshop in beautiful Belfast, Maine!  Alternative Firing Workshops to cover a range of alternative firing methods, including aluminum foil saggar firing, clay saggar firing, horse hair, and naked raku.  Beginning and/or Intermediate Throwing workshops  designed to advance skills at any level.

Class size limited to 4 participants.  Workshop cost includes lunch and firing materials or clay for throwing.  Accommodations and additional meals are available for a reasonable cost, if requested.


To request information about dates for workshops,   email 

Post-workshop note:

        Two participants for this workshop wrote on Instagram:  "Big thanks to Al Scovern of @westthirdceramics for an amazing Alternative firing Workshop recently in beautiful Belfast, Maine... the hospitality & food, studio & kilns, fellow participants & wealth of knowledge offered will keep up going all winter.  We covered saggar, ferric chloride, horsehair, and naked raku firings -- Al is an amazing ceramicist & awesome teacher who knows his stuff -- thanks so much for a truly memorable experience, Al."


Scheduled Classes at the Belfast Studio

Classes and workshops to be scheduled in the future 

    Email for dates of classes or other details

Six week classes on Tuesday nights from 6-9 pm with open studio time through the weeks

      Beginning Wheel-throwing

      Advanced Wheel-throwing 

      Raku and Naked Raku

      Saggar Firing

Description of Classes and Workshops

Wheel-throwing and Firing Classes  

  • 3-hour per week instructional classes and open studio time

  • Maximum of 4 students for optimal personalized              instruction

  • Cost is $225 for a six-week class and includes 50 lbs of clay for wheel-throwing classes 


  • Workshops begin Friday evenings at 6-9 pm, continue Saturdays   9 am-6 pm, and finish Sundays 9 am-3 pm

  • Workshop cost (includes lunches and clay or firing materials)

  • Rooms and other meals available for out-of-town participants for Friday and Saturday nights for an additional cost

Private Lessons

     Inquire at regarding times and cost for private lessons

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