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Announcing a new workshop for beginner potters at
Charles Street Studios!


Fairy Door

Flyer for the annual Charles Street Studios Spring Pottery show April 27-28, 2024

Spend 4 hours at the Charles Street Studios in Northvale constructing your very own Fairy Door from clay.
All materials, firing fees, and tools will be supplied.
Just bring your creativity and joy.

Two dates available:

Sunday, June 9, 2024, 1:00 to 5:00 pm
Wednesday, June 12, 2024, 1:00 to 5:00 pm


Cost: $95 per person for one 4-hour class

Minimum 3 people, maximum 5 people per class to assure personal attention from Deb Reale, experienced potter and teacher.

Process: You will make one fairy door that is approximately 5” tall and 4” wide. When the fairy doors are dry, they will be bisque-fired in the studio. Then Deb will dip them in a clear glaze and they will be glaze-fired. This may take 4-5 weeks, depending on kiln firing schedule. You will be notified by email when to return to the studio to pick up your work (completed fairy doors will not be delivered or mailed).

To Register:

  • Email Deb Reale at with the subject line: Fairy Door Class. Include your name, phone number, email address, and which class you would like to join.
  • Deb will then share the studio’s Venmo account information for payment.
  • Pay in full by June 1, 2024 via Venmo to hold your space.
  • If you are unable to use Venmo, other arrangements will be made. The June 1 deadline will still be in effect.

Cancellation Policy: The fee is nonrefundable if you cancel 5 days or less before your class (ie, your fee will not be refunded if you cancel after 9:00am, June 4, 2024 for the June 9 class; or after 9:00am, June 7, 2024 for the June 12 class).

Additional information:

  • Please do not bring food to class. Bottled water will be provided.
  • Wear clothing that can get dirty.
  • During the 4-hour class, you will be taught various pottery processes, including slab making, score and slip, carving, under-glazing, and proper drying techniques.
  • You are expected to clean up your work area and tools before leaving the studio.

Deb Reale is a potter, poet, and grandma who meditates and facilitates a writing group for retired women. Deb’s interest in pottery began with a college course. However, she didn’t have an opportunity to work in clay until the 1990s, when she was employed at a Jewish Community Center. When a job change resulted in a long commute, the evening classes had to go. Retirement in 2018 came with the goal of returning to pottery. She immediately began taking hand-building classes at The Art School at Old Church (TASOC) in Demarest, NJ, at first with Raye Cooke, her teacher from the JCC, and later, with Denise Kadar and others. Deb, a resident of Northvale, happily joined the Charles Street Studios over 2 years ago, but continues to learn more about ceramics at TASOC.

Charles Street Studios, 20 Charles Street, Northvale, NJ, is a full-service ceramic arts workspace offering a range of space rental options for experienced potters. Currently, there are 10 ceramicists in the semi-private area who use wheel and hand-building techniques. Shelf rentals can accommodate as many as 20 artists in the community area. Members have use of 8 electric pottery wheels, one kick wheel, a slab roller, various hump and slump molds, a wedging table, glazing area, and 2 electric kilns that are fired to cone 6. Glazes are available, and a variety of clay bodies are offered for sale. Space is available for workshops in a variety of arts and crafts. For information, contact Christina Jensen, studio manager, at

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