St. Lawrence County Arts Council purchases pottery wheel in Potsdam
Friday, April 25, 2014 - 11:50 am


POTSDAM -- The St. Lawrence County Arts Council recently purchased a permanent pottery wheel through the “Purchase a Pottery Wheel” campaign thanks to a crowd-funding campaign through Adirondack Gives.

This February, pottery teacher Isaac Snell taught his tenth pottery class since June of 2013 at SLC Arts. These classes included two private sessions for a local group of homeschooled teens.

“We’re happy to schedule private sessions with our teachers when possible. As long as we have a group of at least four students who are committed to work together, we can try to schedule a special class session for them,” says Suzy McBroom, Grants and Education Coordinator at SLC Arts.

McBroom will be scheduling additional pottery classes with Snell soon thanks to the $700 raised to purchase a permanent pottery wheel for SLC Arts. The new wheel will enable SLC Arts to begin offering intermediate level classes.

Other highlights in the February class schedule included hand-drumming, printmaking, and kids dance classes. Len Mackey offered West African Hand-Drumming for teens and adults; Mackey hopes to develop a regularly scheduled drumming circle at SLC Arts.

Rebekah Wilkins-Pepiton taught a Monotype Printmaking class, and found that many of her students had previous printmaking experience but registered so they could work with the medium in a social environment. She is also discussing scheduling regular opportunities to work with monotype and other printmaking processes.

Katie Binder, a senior at SUNY Potsdam majoring in Dance with a minor in Pre-Creative Arts Therapy, taught her first class at SLC Arts this February. Her dance classes for ages 3-6 will continue through the spring, and there is still space for more 5-6 year olds to start her classes in March.

All community classes meet at Downtown Snell Hall, 41 Elm St, room 229 and 230.

For more information or to register for an upcoming class, contact 265-6860 or