Clay artist Jill Fishon-Kovachick, right, demonstrates bottle forms to student Jen Dove of Clifton Park at the new Saratoga Clay Arts in Schuylerville. Fishon-Kovachick is the founder of the ceramics center.
Jill Fishon-Kovachick fell in love with clay at summer camp when she was 11. “Once I put my hands in it, I couldn’t get enough of it,” she said. Last year, after working as an adjunct professor in ceramics at Skidmore College for 17 years, she launched a new career in the field, founding Saratoga Clay Arts Center in Schuylerville, a place where others could discover the art form or deepen their own love affair with the earthy medium.