Ceramics Studio

Upcoming Workshops

There are no upcoming events at this time.


Glazing supplies

  • ^6 (cone 6) white clay
  • ^6 glazes
  • glaze tongs

Throwing supplies

  • 5 pottery wheels
  • bats
  • clay tools
  • banding wheels

Clean up and shop supplies

  • buckets
  • sponges
  • Handbuilding/ wedging table
  • clay recycling table
  • shelves to store work
  • ceramic kiln

As with other shops in Lowell Makes, it is important that the pottery studio operates as a community. There are many tactics involved that everyone needs to be on board with to create a functional and pleasant experience for everyone.

Lowell Makes offers both a 2-day workshop as well as an 8-week long session for anyone who is not experienced in how to work with clay.

Shop Captain

  • Chelsi Hanley

    Pottery Studio Captain

    Chelsi Hanley grew up in Lowell Massachusetts, currently a city with a vastly growing art community. At the age of thirteen Chelsi’s art exploration took off at the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lowell where she took up photography. In 2003 Chelsi won her first National Art award, through the National Image Makers Program. Chelsi attended Lowell High School from 2004- 2008, where she grew a fast connection and love for ceramics. She carried this love to college where she pursued a degree in Fine Arts. Chelsi attended the University of Massachusetts in Lowell from 2008 to 2013. Here she primarily concentrated in dark room photography, sculpture, and ceramics. Part of the reason she acquired the liking for these three mediums is the hands on connection she can make with the material. Chelsi was the art teacher at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell where she helped youth gain inspiration for their art and life; between 2011 and 2014. Chelsi was the manager of the Ceramic Studio, Indigo Fire, in Belmont, Massachusetts. Currently, she is studying at Mud Flat Studios in Somerville Massachuestts. She is pursuing a career crafting stoneware for her pottery line.

    You can find Chelsi’s work on her portfolio site.