CyclePottery Kids’ camps provide a safe, supportive and fun atmosphere for young students to explore their creativity. Small camp sizes ensure students receive individual attention from instructors!

Over the course of 3-5 days, campers will learn how to use a potter’s wheel to throw functional stoneware forms and hand build with professional production potter Kathryn Kothe Roszko, and co-taught by sculptor Jocelyn Gozdowski.

For the non-beginners, they will learn how to advance to making lids, handles, and spouts for more complicated vessels.

5 Day Camps: Monday and Tuesday will focus on wheel throwing. Wednesday and Thursday campers will have handbuilding projects, work on different altering and decorating techniques, and may still work on the wheel. Thursday morning students will learn/help load into the kiln any greenware ready for the bisque fire. Friday we will all unload the bisque fire, wash, wax and glaze pots for the final glaze fire.

3 Day Camps will focus on producing work Tuesday and Wednesday and finishing their pieces on Thursday by trimming and decorating their pots. Kathryn will bisque fire, glaze and glaze fire their pieces after camp ends.

Students should bring a snack and a lunch. We may eat outside and with the permission of the parents, we like to get out of the studio for a walk to a nearby cafe or grassy spot for a snack, lunch, or ice cream cones on nice summer days.

2017 CyclePottery Summer Camps

Students ages 9+ will learn how to throw functional stoneware pieces on the potter’s wheel and hand build projects with Kathryn Kothe Roszko, co-taught by Jocelyn Godzowski and Ben Morris.

BIO: Jocelyn Gozdowski of Western Massachusetts is a sculptor, painter and ceramicist. Being raised by a painter, she was encouraged to pursue her passions and went on to receive her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Massachusetts. At the university she learned hand building as well as throwing techniques.
Ben Morris of Woodbury, Minnesota, is only twenty one years old, yet has over fifteen years of fine arts experience in ceramics and piano. He studied the art of throwing under Bob Jewett and piano under Dr. Reid Smith. He is currently a Biochemistry and Micro-Biology double major at the University of Massachusetts.

Students may also learn trimming, altering pots, making handles & lids, decorating techniques, loading the kiln, and glazing their work.

8 Students Max in all Camps taught by Kathryn with an assistant. 6 Students Max in camps taught by Jocelyn and Ben (Session 3 with new dates and times & Summer Camp *Extra Aug 15-17th)

5 DAY CAMPS: 9am-3pm, $405 *Session 3 has a 3 Day Option and a 5 day Option

3 DAY CAMPS: 9am-3pm, $285

Siblings get 10% off

Session 1: June 12-16

Session 2: June 19-23 cancelled

Session 3: July 10-14 *3 day option offered

Session 4: July 17-21 FULL

3 DAY CAMPS  *note Session 3 also has a 5 day option

Session 3 ages 9+: July 11-13 *5 day option offered

9am-3pm: $285

Session 5: Aug. 8-10 FULL

9am-3pm Ages 9+: $285

Session EXTRA: Aug. 15-17  FULL

9am-3pm Ages 9+: $285

Session 6: Aug. 22-24  FULL

9am-3pm Ages 9+: $285

5 Day camps will include an hour lunch break with a walk to downtown Florence for a treat or to a local park for a picnic!
Siblings get 10% off!
*Refer a new student & you get 10% off!

*Not eligible if using sibling discount.