Wet clay simply means we build our projects from scratch; no ready-made forms. Working with wet clay allows kids to create from their own imagination from start to finish, learning about the unique properties of clay and becoming skilled sculptors and potters!
When kids step into the studio, the first question they often ask is “What should I make?” or, “What's the assignment?” When they discover that they are in charge of their projects, and that we as instructors are here to guide them, their faces light up. “You mean… I can make whatever I want?” And the process begins.
As kids gain confidence in the studio, they become problem solvers. Clay is a tactile, versatile medium where almost anything is possible; clay demands that the artist is both flexible and persistent. The three dimensional nature of our work allows children to understand the limits and possibilities of structure, shapes and forms.
Some parents of our youngest students will stay up front, or back in class with us. While we welcome parents into the studio, we also encourage them to leave so that the students can come into their own.
Yes! Please also keep in mind that some projects may be fragile and could break if played with too enthusiastically...
Yes! All of our glazes and paints are 100% food safe. While the work is also safe for the dishwasher and microwave, we recommend washing by hand.
Yes, we can, though we cannot fabricate missing pieces. Whether it's a broken handle or a plate in ten pieces, we'd be happy to help restore it for a small charge. Please call us for a quote.