Pinch Pumpkins - Handbuilding Workshop

About the Experience
Make a pinch pumpkin you fall for!
Join us to make a pinch pumpkin to celebrate fall! Makes great outdoor or indoor decor.
Use all of our decorating tools and templates to create your own pumpkin or two. This is a fun introduction to clay, with lots of opportunity to get creative.

Wednesday September 20th 6-8pm (Linda Kitz)
Wednesday September 27th 6-8pm (Linda Kitz)
Thursday October 12th 6-8pm (Patricia Van Asperen)
Who is this class for?
This workshop is intended for anyone 12 and up. Younger than 12? Reach out to us or register with a parent.
How long is the workshop?
Two Hours
What do I make?
Everyone is given a large piece of slab to work with. There is enough clay for everyone to make two lanterns roughly 5-6 inches tall. If you have left over clay with your slab and time then try making a mini ghost sculpture! Experiment with texture and put your personality into these custom pieces.
How this workshop works
Sign up online, over the phone or by visiting the studio.
Day of: Dress for Mess! We recommend wearing clothes you can get muddy in. Think gardening clothes.
Show up 5-15 minutes early. We promise we're friendly, there's lots to see in our studio PLUS sometimes there are dogs here!
The teacher will slab building and give you an overview as to how it works. They can be hands on as you create your piece.
Cleanup is a shared activity. Everyone lends a hand and is responsible for cleaning their space.

Is it your first time?
THAT IS AWESOME! We love sharing our love of clay and everything we've learned through years & years (and more years) of playing with clay. This workshop is a fantastic introduction to pottery.
Reminder: Practice makes a master. You may have seen lots of gorgeous handmade pieces you want to replicate or take inspiration from, but remember you don't see the 100s or 1000s of failed pieces those artists made. If this is one of your first times playing with clay focus on the experience and we'll all do our best to make sure you have a piece to be proud of to take home!

Hot Tips
Dangly bracelets can maybe get in your way and so might rings.
DRESS FOR MESS! Or bring a change of clothes.

Pick Up
There's a saying "nothing like pottery to teach you patience". We first bisque fire your pieces, then once cooled we glaze and refire. Pieces usually take 3-6 weeks. We email everyone when the pieces are ready for pick up. We fire according to size and best fit in the kiln.
Explore you Creativity with Clay and Have Fun Getting Muddy!

 Explore you Creativity with Clay and Have Fun Getting Muddy!