Hidden just beyond the entrance and customer counter of Hallowell Clay Works is a world of creativity, learning and fun just waiting to be discovered. Whether you’ve always wanted to work with clay and a potter’s wheel or simply discover more about this fascinating art form, you will find wonderful experiences awaiting you in this shop and studio on Water Street.
Owner, artist and resident instructor Malley Weber discovered her own passion for ceramics and clay work by taking a college course in 1985. Weber opened her first clay studio in Hallowell in 20015 but originally came to Hallowell as a part of the original team that opened the Liberal Cup. She opened her first shop and studio in Damariscotta as “Moonshine Pottery” but was able to expand her operation with the move to Hallowell. Now the studio is able to offer an extensive series of courses and classes for children, adults and older adults. Malley also teaches as an adjunct professor at University of Maine, Augusta.
Malley moved to Hallowell from upstate New York in 1990 and fell in love with Maine. She describes Hallowell as a perfect location for her artistry and craft because it’s such a creative community and so supportive of artisans. In describing her own passion for this medium Malley says: