Ceramic & Stone Classes

Summer 2022


Stone Chip Carving
Instructor:  Ellen Sidor
Wednesday, July 20:  10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuition:  $45   
Experience/Prerequisites:   None.  Must be able to hold a small tool.
Age Range:  Teen to Adult

Shape soft stone chips into worry stones, fidgets, tiny gifts! Come together and share the universal pleasure of creating something with your own hands. Study a small chip of soft stone (talc, soapstone, alabaster) and wonder what it looks like. A little shaping, a little polishing – and you can make a unique and shiny piece of art! 

Provided by instructor  

Ellen Sidor has been carving stone for 40 years.  A juried member of New England Sculptors Association (NESA), New Hampshire Art Association (NHAA) and the League of NH Craftsmen, she has shown her work in over 30 galleries from Arizona to New Hampshire, and has taught extensively on Cape Cod and elsewhere.

Ellen's work is among the many fine crafts available for purchase at the Center Sandwich Fine Craft Gallery.    

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Introduction to Mosaics 
Instructor:  Cindy Stanton
Wednesday, August 17:   9:00 AM - 3:00 PM 
Tuition:  $42 -  Materials Fee:  $15 
Experience/Prerequisites:   None required
Age Range:  15 - Adult

Come and enjoy a day of hands-on exploration of mosaics!  The class will begin with an introduction to the direct method of making a mosaic and a brief presentation on elments of design in mosaic art.  Techniques and safe practices when cutting glass will be explained and demonstrated.  Each student will make and should be able to finish a 4" x 4" mosaic of their own design.  A wide variety of materials will be available for student use, including vitreous glass, ceramic and mirrored tile, stained glass, millefiori and ceramic dishware.  Students are also encouraged to bring their own materials such as old plates, pottery, jewelry or other small objects which might be meaningful to them, to incorporate into their design.  While all materials required to complete the project will be provided, hand nippers will be available for purchase by students who wish to have their own.

Pack a lunch and come join us!

Hazardous:  Glass cutting will be required.
Provide by instructor:  Tools and materials
Students should bring:
1. Lunch
2. Materials they would like to build into their design (plates, pottery, other small objects)
3. Safety glasses (or if you wear glasses, many feel that is sufficient)

Cindy Stanton is a retired academic who has been working in mosaics for ten years.  She began working in the picassiette style (with broken pottery) and is now exploring the use of stone and Italian smalti glass using a traditional hammer and hardie.  She has taken courses at the Chicago Mosaic School and with visiting artists at Mosaic Oasis in Arlington, MA.  

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