Mrs. Karl, who has taught at High Mowing since the 1940s, doesn’t think of Pottery as a course. She sees it as an apprenticeship, a time to learn every aspect of an age-old craft.
“The ‘Pottery’ has long been and still is a source of character building alongside its busy, truly creative output.”
~Mrs. Emmet, From Farm to School
Many modern studios work with pre-bagged clay, but students begin their time in the Pottery by weighing and mixing clays bought directly from mines. Only after preparing the clay that they themselves will use do they learn proper wedging (kneading) technique and begin to make pots. They help Mrs. Karl and alumna Wendy Walter in the Kiln, and as they gain experience they are introduced to the wheel and learn glazing techniques.

Pottery Studio

High Mowing School

222 Isaac Frye Highway, Wilton NH 03086
(603) 654-2391 phone     (603) 654-6588 fax
Founded in 1942, High Mowing School is an accredited Waldorf co-educational school serving day, boarding, and homestay students in Wilton, NH, from early childhood through grade 12. HMS is a place to grow intellectually, artistically, and socially while living and learning with students from across town and around the world.  Accredited by NEASC and AWSNA (high school current; lower school in process).