A Resident’s Perspective – Pinch-a-Pot Class

Written by Panorama resident, Beverly F. August 2014.

Co chairs of the Clay Studio, Emily Z. and Beverly F., recently sponsored a “Pinch a Pot” class. With a full roster of 13 participants, Emily introduced the wonders of clay by creating a small pot, pinched out of a ball of clay.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAmazing that from 13 balls of clay, 13 entirely different pots emerged from the hands of the class members. After the first firing, the class met again to learn about glazing. The studio was crowded, and the day was beautiful, so we moved outside to glaze our pots, learning that the color you place on your pot will not be the color you’ll see after the next firing.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWe’re all waiting to see the outcome! Most class members were complete newbies, willing to try “something new”, and to their own pleased surprise, found a new skill in themselves! The clay studio is welcoming new members as a result!

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