We Are Social Creatures

By Sarah Wells Rolland We are social creatures. We need one another and draw from one another every day. Here at The Village Potters, we are an intentional creative community, dedicated to each other’s success. We have students working with clay for the first time in their lives in small…

Oh, Bertha!

by Dearing Davis, Red Clay Halo Pottery The Village Potters is unique and wonderful in that we have a variety of options when it comesto firing our pieces. We have seven electric kilns, a raku kiln, a car-sized gas kiln (Bertha), and a new Geil kiln (Glorifred). We are even in…

Digging Deeper: Get a Grip.

Oh the handle…that small piece of clay that makes all the difference in the ever popular mug. The handle serves great function on a drinking vessel….to keep our sensitive hands from the heat and to assist an ease of motion to our mouths. Almost every day there is a brief…

Digging Deeper: ‘Big Magic’

When was the last time you were enchanted? Wide-eyed and delighted by something you had created? Whether a bright, fresh meal or an intricately layered painting, creating is hard wired into who we are as human beings.  Everyday at The Village Potters, I am able to create beautifully and wildly,…

Potters Abroad

We all love travel adventures, and recently Nancee Neel, a member of our Independent Study and Mentoring Program, had a wonderful adventure to Cuba! While on the pre-designed tours, Nancee managed to talk her group's tour guide into a slight diversion to visit the studio of reknown Cuban potter Azariel…
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