4th Friday of the Month
Join me to get muddy on a Friday Summer Night! Class size is limited. Register NOW! 828-488-0480 or email me!
June 28 – Buttons and such
Make your own clay buttons, ornaments, garden markers, pendants, etc. We will use cookie cutters, textures, letter and number stamps, etc. to produce personalized items. You can buy clay buttons for $4 or more online, or MAKE YOUR OWN –
10 for $15
July 26 – Cups & Mugs
Make your own cup or mug! Stamp, draw on or texture a slab of clay and shape it into a useful cup or mug. This is a great way to make a gift or just have fun and make a useful, beautiful item for you! In three weeks you will have a functional, personalized cup to use, dishwash, microwave….
$25 per person per cup/mug
August 23 – Plaques
Make a plaque to hang on the wall! Maybe your house numbers or your estate name, maybe a wall hanging for a friend….. you decide and I will help you make it in clay!
$30 per person per plaque
Not glazed, but beautiful! Handmade mug
The Landfords made their own plaque with sea turtles!
I do not wear a watch. I used to. In grade school I found myself glancing at my wrist all too often and getting antsy. What is this time thing? How come what can feel like ‘forever’ is only a few minutes sometimes and then what may take ‘forever’ only seems like minutes? I dropped the watch to keep from looking at my wrist so often. Now I look up and around for a clock on the wall or am forced to ask a stranger or worse, take my cell phone out of hiding to check the digital time (I must confess I love traveling to a different time zone and seeing my cell phone reflect the new time).
What does this gibber jammer have to do with pottery? Well, I said in my last post that I would talk about what went into the making of Pincu Pottery’s birthday party and what I can do to make it better next year. All I can say is that timing has a lot to do with whether your clay pot/sculpture is successful and whether your pottery party (or life, for that matter) is successful! Readers, you know how to prepare for a party – and a pottery birthday party is no different.
Not to bore you with details about last week’s birthday party plans and implements, I want to suggest:
IT IS TIME to register for my Southwestern Community College summer clay classes!
(How is that for making the connection between time, parties and pottery?)
I will be teaching a ‘Kids in Clay’ class beginning June 20 for 8 year olds and up. This class may already be full. Also, ‘Beginner/Intermediate Wheel’ begins May 17 and ‘Handbuilding with Clay’ begins May 16. These two are for adults only. They will be really fun!
By the end of a Beginner/Intermediate Wheel class, every student will make a teapot. Take a look at some pictures from my last wheel class:
It certainly took time and timing to make those pots! And now it is time for you to take a pottery class and find out how time flies when you are having fun in the studio!!!!
Thanks for reading!!!!
Rob Withrow and Ted Cooley came to visit Southwestern Community College’s Heritage Arts program in Bryson City, North Carolina to show off their face jug style. They did a great job entertaining and teaching us how to make colorful, funny face pots.
Of course, the night started off with a pot luck, which means lots of fabulous food! Then Rob began working on his pots (about 3 feet each). Rob also brought one of his signature piggy bank pigs. When he and Ted were done with their first face, it was time for the students to get to work on their own.
This was a great workshop to share traditional Appalachian style pottery. Perfect for a school located in Western North Carolina! And all of our face pots will end up in our Manabigama kiln! Can’t wait to share those photos!
Enjoy the slideshow of the workshop!