Frederick Pottery School

After several years and many calls to his studio asking, “Do you give lessons?,” Bill van Gilder decided to create a school for pottery in 2000. Along with others, he created the school to give everyone the opportunity and experience to work with clay, whether the goal is to build pottery by hand, learn to throw at the potter’s wheel, or research and learn about clays, glazes, kilns and more. At its location in the Wye Creek Center in Frederick, MD, the school is equipped with twelve potters’ wheels; a slab roller, extruder and kiln; a selection of glazes, slips and clays; and plenty of work space and ample storage areas for students’ work and supplies.

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