The Hunterdon County Library is excited to offer a variety of equipment for hand building clay and a pottery wheel for throwing clay. We offer classes in hand building where participants can follow a guided project or create their own design. Our Intro to the Pottery Wheel appointments provide a one-to-one lesson on the wheel that certifies the participant to reserve the wheel during open hours. During Makerspace Open Hours hand building with clay is available both on a reservation and walk-up basis when space is available. We offer a bundled price of $5/lb of clay which includes two firings in the kiln (Bisque 05 and Glaze Fire cone 5) and a selection of glazes.
Here are some guidelines:
The library stocks Laguna B-Mix 5 clay for purchase. It's a smooth porcelain texture that fires to a cream color. Cost is $5/lb and includes glazing and firing.
The Library provides Amaco Velvet Underglazes in a variety of colors. Underglazed hand built pieces will be finished with a clear glossy glaze by library staff unless otherwise instructed. A variety of Coyote and Amaco glazes are available.
Our slab roller table lets us make uniform pieces of clay slab for hand building.
The library has a variety of trimming tools, molds and texture tools for use during classes and open hours.
The wedging table is a sturdy concrete table that makes easier work of wedging.
Baily Pro 50-R electric pottery wheel and an adjustable stool
Baily 5.83 Cubic Foot Electric Kiln. Staff only operate the kiln.
314 State Route 12, Bldg. #3
Flemington, NJ 08822