The pottery studio is a busy and productive place! At the hand-building tables, campers are constantly rolling, pinching, forming, cutting, braiding or decorating and scribing designs on clay. Meantime, other campers receive one on one instruction in throwing pots and other types of wheelwork. Beyond this, projects that have already been completed and initially fired are sanded, scraped, painted or decorated using the many glazes available, before being re-fired and finished with clear coat.
Instructors engage campers in making choices about the types of items they would like to build, encouraging individual creativity and problem solving, while offering technical instruction and creative support, as needed. This way, campers really ‘own’ their creations, see their projects come to life and feel a sense of accomplishment as they work to decorate and finish their pieces.
Our pottery head, who is also one of the beloved grandmothers on staff, is a professional potter who loves to pass on her expertise to other staff and to see the children develop a love for her favorite pastime.