By Courtney Mealy

Is learning to use a pottery wheel on your bucket list? Area residents who are interested in delving into the world of ceramic art are in for a treat with an excellent class for both beginners and advanced students. The class begins this Saturday, February 8 and will be held at the Cattaraugus County Arts Council in Allegany.

Renowned ceramic artists, Peter Jones, will teach this special session of Pottery for the People that will meet weekly on Saturday evenings from 6-8pm. Beginning on February 8th, this five-week class will cover all aspects of working with clay including glazing and firing. Students will leave with a solid understanding of hand building, slab work, and wheel throwing techniques. The cost of the class is $110 for arts council members and $120 for non members.

Pottery for the People is an excellent opportunity for both beginner students as well as those with prior experience working with clay. Instruction will be tailored to the needs of each individual student. Patti Rosenswie, past participant in Jones’ class commented, “Peter Jones was excellent and class was wonderful! I learned so much in the first hour and it continued from there.”

For more information or to register for classes, please call 716-372-7455 or visit www.myartscouncil.net. All classes will be held at CCAC’s studio at 100 West Main Street, Allegany NY 14706.

The Cattaraugus County Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) that has been improving quality of life in the Cattaraugus County region for over 15 years with quality arts programs and services. CCAC is funded by the New York State Council on the Arts and by members and business sponsors. For more information on CCAC or for information on supporting the arts, see www.myartscouncil.net.