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Play in Clay: July 12 Afternoon
July 12, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm$75
Island Stoneware’s “Play in Clay” is a 2-hour, hands-on pottery making experience. You will make and decorate your own pottery from what is called slab. To build from slab you will roll the clay out flat and then shape it around forms of your choosing. Building from slab is fun because it is easy to learn the basics in just a few minutes. Play in Clay does not use a potter’s wheel. Finished pieces will be ready approximately two weeks after your session.
Play in Clay sessions are led by Jamie Niessen, co-owner of Island Stoneware, or an Island Stoneware craftsperson. You will be working in the heart of our busy pottery studio with our team of talented, local craftspeople working all around you. There is a very basic, almost primal joy that comes from working clay by hand and transforming it into a finished product. It is the joy of making. Dirty hands and smiling faces await you as you discover the wonders of working with stiff, sticky fine-grained earth. This unique, hands-on experience will give you a sense of how we live our lives every day making beautiful objects on this remarkable island.