Clay Dreaming Pottery Studio is a communal atmosphere where students of all ages and skill levels come to create.  We offer a Clay Studio, a Paint Your Own Pottery Studio, and a Retail Gallery. The studio is located in the heart of downtown Beverly MA, on Cabot St, across the street from Beverly City Hall 

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Still have questions?   Call us at (978) 927-1414, or e-mail info@claydreaming.com.

OUR STAFF

Tracie Di Angelo
CEO / Founder

Clay Dreaming was independently established by Tracie. A native of Cape Ann, she has been working in clay for over 25 years.  Tracie spent several years in western MA earning her B.F.A. at UMass Amherst, where she also had the privilege to apprentice under Master Potters, Michael Cohen & Angela Fina.


Tracie’s utilitarian works are on display & for sale

Heather Demarkis
Studio Manager

Heather attended Salem State University, earning her BA in Business.  Always finding her way back to the art world she believes that art should be something everyone can enjoy on some level regardless of experience or skill.


“Watching people connect with one another and enjoy themselves while creating gives me great appreciation of my role here”

Hannah
Paint Studio Staff

Hannah (she/her) is an artist from Beverly and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.


She lends her love, knowledge and experience in painting to customers in the paint-your-own-pottery studio.

OUR INSTRUCTORS

Jo-Alice Stockwell
Clay Instructor

CLAY 1

CLAY 1

CLAY 2

STUDIO TECH

CLAY 2

Jo-Alice has been working with clay for 30+ years at various North Shore studios.  What started as a hobby while raising a family and working as a pastry chef became her main focus: a passion for teaching and creating with clay. 


Much of Jo-Alice’s work is functional waste but she also enjoys producing saggar and experimenting with other alternative firing techniques.  Jo-Alice has a wide variety of clay experience to share and has taught with many beginners to advanced students to find enjoyment and creativity in clay.

Angela Cook
Clay Instructor

Teen Clay

Teen Clay

Angela Cook enrolled in her first ceramic class at the age of eight and began her lifelong journey in clay and her passion for the art.  She enjoys bringing out that creative spirit in others and has been instructing the Teen Clay Class and participating as a studio potter at Clay Dreaming for over 10 years.


She draws a strong inspiration from nature and that is evident in her botanical and faux bois pieces.


  “Nature gives us so many wonderful tools for free, it’s hard not to be inspired”

Samantha Oehlsen
CLAY INSTRUCTOR

FAMILY CLAY

Paint Studio Staff

Summer Camp

FAMILY CLAY

Samantha has been working with clay since she was 8 years old. She has a degree in elementary education.


When she’s not in the clay studio she can be found hiking in the woods with dogs

Doris Richardson
CLAY INSTRUCTOR

BEGINNER HANDBUILDING

CLAY 1

HANDBUILDING

Doris is a local artist from Beverly who enjoys teaching as much as they enjoy making. Doris has been instructing at Clay Dreaming since 2017 in  both Children Classes and Adult Classes. They also teach glass fusing.  


You can see their work on instagram @miniatureceramicist and see their face in the studio most weekends!

Nancy Priest
CLAY INSTRUCTOR

ADVANCED HANDBUILDING

Clay 2

ADVANCED HANDBUILDING

CLAY 2

Nancy Priest has been creating ceramics in the Greater Boston area since the late 1980s, and locally since 2003.  She has been teaching at Clay Dreaming for over 6 years.  She is a passionate champion of the environment, and her clay work is influenced by patterns and imagery she has gathered from kayaking coastal New England, hiking forests and meadows, and remembrances of bygone days as a text designer and rockabilly rebel.


Nancy considers user-friendliness an important aspect of her functional work, and her sculpture asks the viewer to allow for emotion, perhaps tapping into their own memory bank. You may view Nancy’s work on Pinterset and nancysanart on Instagram.