Rooted in Clay studio is open to visitors! You may stop by and catch Shana at work making pinched pottery....

Teaching & Education

Shana Brautigam is listed on the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, Arts in Education and Community Arts Roster. ....

About Rooted in Clay

Firing with wood, the flames travel throughout the kiln, touching each pot and creating a range of beautiful earth tones and surface effects......

Teaching & Experience in Schools

Shana has taught private studio classes for over seven years, and has taught at the following schools and venues.  She has experience working with people of all ages and abilities. 


2008- 2010        Part-time Ceramics Faculty at The Winchendon School

                           College Preparatory School, Winchendon, MA.


2011                 Lawrence Academy, Groton MA.

                         Two week intensive pottery course for “Winterim” with high school students.


2010                Henniker Community School, Henniker, NH

                        Hand-built instruments of South America, rattles, rainsticks, and ocarinas.

                        5 days with the sixth graders, 2 classes.


                        Pierce Elementary School, Bennington, NH.

                        Tile making with natural imprints, grades k-4, one day.


2009                Conant Elementary School, Concord NH.

                        Three week clay instrument residency, school wide program, k-5.


                        Hancock Elementary School, Hancock, NH.

                        Japanese Tea bowls, grades k-4, two days.


                        Crotched Mountain School for students with developmental and physical disabilities, Greenfield, NH.

                        Rattle making workshop with art classes, two days.


                        Temple Elementary School, Temple, NH.

                        Hand-building Pottery, “Garden Art,” grades k-4.


                        The Well School, Peterborough, NH.

                        Cob Mural Project with grades 4-8 at the Mariposa Museum,

                        Children and the Arts day, Peterborough, NH.  


                        Wildwood Elementary, Amherst MA.

                        Rattle making with second grade classes, one day.


                        Dublin Consolidated School, Dublin, NH.

                        Clay Instrument Making, k-4.


                        The Well School, Peterborough, NH.

                        Building a brick and cob wood-fired oven.


2008                Dondero School, Portsmouth NH. 

                        Rattle making with third grade, two days.


                        Troy School, Troy NH. 

                        Pinched pottery and rattles with Title 1 kindergarten, three days.


                        Surry Village Charter School, Surry, NH.

                        Pinch Pots and Pit Firing, one day.


                        ConVal High School, Peterborough, NH.

                        Pinched Pottery class with Ceramics I & II,

                        After school program, “Recreation Allies,” two days.


                        Temple Elementary School, Temple, NH.

                        Rattle making with grades 1-4, one day.


                        The Orchard School, Alstead, NH.

                        Summer Clay Camp, Pinch Pots & Pit Firing, three days. 


2007                Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield, CT.

                        Pinched Pottery workshop, two days.


                        High Mowing Waldorf School Students                   

                        Mud Mural Project , Main Street, Wilton, NH.


                        Sharon Arts Center, Sharon NH.

                        Wood-firing Workshop, two days.


                        Lyndeborough  Elementary School, NH.

                        Rattle making with grades 1-5, one day.


                        Symonds School, Keene NH.

                        Pinched Bowls in conjunction with “Empty Bowls” Project, 1 day.