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with Maria Spies

"Experience the thrill and beauty of Wood fired ceramics"

About the Wood Fires...

Experience the thrill and beauty of Wood fired ceramics. Join Maria and other wood fire enthusiasts in this communal firing. Participants must participate in the firing. If you are unable to participate, you may register as a "Drop Off" ($200 per shelf). Prior to the firing, Maria Spies will reach out with details and participant time slots.

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Maria Spies


Maria Spies ESAC Director of Pinewood Studios Award-winning ceramic artist and nationally recognized instructor Maria Spies is beloved by ESAC students and collectors. An independent studio potter since 1973, Spies has been an instructor at ESAC since 2008, and has taught and managed ceramics programs in Dallas, Texas; Seattle, Washington; and Chester Springs, Pennsylvania. Her work is represented in many galleries throughout the country, as well as in private collections and corporate offices.