Alexsondra Tomasulo, of The Artist’s Haven, formerly Mud of the Ages, has reopened her studio on Clarks Cove Road in Walpole.
Tomasulo has been working in clay for over 40 years and has a degree in fine arts, having majored in ceramics and life drawing. Her work has been in galleries in New York, Michigan, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Maine.
Tomasulo is now semiretired and continues working in clay, along with teaching classes, where she encourages students to engage in the process of discovery and exploration. She believes in the inherent healing qualities within clay and relies on this to bring about not only beautiful works of art, but an understanding of self. For Tomasulo, working in clay is a meditation that calms the spirit and mirrors the mind.
Tomasulo works individually with each student so as to develop their own learning style. Regardless of whether one prefers to work on the potter’s wheel or to build by hand, she encourages and guides one through the necessary stages in the world of pottery making. Though this is primarily a process-oriented class, Tomasulo is more than willing to meet one at one’s beginning and assist in recognizing goals.
Tomasulo’s classes meet on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon.
The class limit is four students. One can sign up for once or twice a week. Classes will begin Monday, Feb. 4 and will be ongoing.
Tomasulo teaches both hand-building and wheel-throwing, often combining the two. Email her firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 380-1902 for more information.