The Cattaraugus County Arts Council (CCAC) announces a spring session of its most popular class, Pottery for the People. This introductory course is designed for beginners and will be tailored to meet the needs of each individual student. The six-week class will meet weekly on Saturday mornings beginning May 3.

Local ceramic artist and instructor Anne Mormile will guide students in all aspects of working with clay, glazing and firing. Participants will learn the basics of hand building, slab work, wheel throwing, form and function, and a few secrets of the trade as well.

No experience necessary and all supplies are included in tuition. All students are eligible for independent studio time outside of the class. Community pottery classes are a perfect opportunity to explore creative talents, both for individuals and for groups of friends.

Pottery for the People will run from 9:30-11:30 a.m. from May 3 through June 14. The cost is $110 for arts council members and $120 for non-members. Space is limited and classes fill quickly.

All classes take place at the Cattaraugus County Arts Council at 100 W. Main St., Allegany. For more information or to reserve your seat, please contact CCAC at (716) 372-7455, or visit

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