Seagroves offers Make Your Own Pottery Workshop in Saluda

Published 5:53 pm Friday, July 13, 2012

Local potter Linda Seagroves will teach a Make Your Own Pottery Workshop at The Wine Cellar at the Saluda Inn beginning Thursday, July 19 at 7:30 p.m.
This class gives participants a chance to try something they may have always wanted to do without making a huge investment in time and money, Seagroves said.
The workshop is broken into two sessions. The first is hand-building your project and the second is glazing.
Seagroves said she hopes to help awaken students’ creativity or just guide them along a little. Although she creates art using many media, she said her passion is working in clay. Known for her whimsical practicality, Seagroves makes tiles, utilitarian vessels, statues and abstracts, all with a combination of clays students will have an opportunity to use.
After students spend an evening shaping and molding their pieces, Seagroves will take them away to be fired. Two weeks later, students will return to glaze (paint) their projects. After the glazing, the workshop attendees will come for a wine reception to see their finished projects.
“The last time you may have had your hands on clay was back in elementary school when you made a pinch pot, ash tray or paperweight,” organizers said. “You will take a step back in time as you let your hands do the work, and you will find yourself in a relaxed state of mind for perhaps the first time in a while. It’s a great mini-vacation right here in town.”
All ages are welcome with a parent. Call 828-749-9698 to register for this or upcoming workshops.
– article submitted by
Joni Mahaffey-Rauschenbach

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