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Craft seasonal clay creations with NCCS

Nicodemus Center for Ceramic Studies has announced two October pottery workshops being held at either the NCCS' Mont Alto Pottery studio or the Ceramic Arts Center in Waynesboro.

In Mont Alto

Create a whimsical fall themed lidded container and snack tray at a workshop from 7-9 p.m. on October 11 at the Mont Alto pottery studio in room 008 of the General Studies Building on the Penn State Mont Alto campus, 1 Campus Drive, Mont Alto. 

Instructor Carolyn Baker will guide students step-by-step through this project.

The container will feature a variety of sculptural features such as vines, twigs and leaves. Both the lidded container and tray will be made from durable white stoneware clay and glazed with colorful glazes that are food, oven and microwave safe.

The cost for this workshop is $40, which includes instruction, all materials, glaze and firings.

In Waynesboro

Join instructor Trudy Gembe-Palughi at the Ceramic Arts Center, 13 South Church Street, Waynesboro, from 2-4 p.m. on October 14 or October 20; or from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 28 to create cute trolls, gnomes, fairies, or even Santa out of clay.

Students will receive 2 pounds of durable stoneware clay to hand-build several unique pieces using a variety of techniques and tools.

The workshop is $30 and includes instruction, materials, glaze and firings. Invite friends for a unique night out on the town. The class size is limited to 10 adult students.

BYOB drinks and snacks are encouraged. Special pricing if offered for private groups of six or more.

To register for either calss, go to For more information e-mail Mary Ashe-Mahr at or call 717-404-3190.