When you arrive, we will spend time simply greeting each other. I like to spend a few moments giving a tour of my studio and gently walking through my yard allowing any body kinks and distracting thoughts to be released, making for a positive adventure in clay. This will be followed by a short instruction and demonstration. Then you are free to explore. You might be drawn to the wheel or you may prefer to work simply by hand. Your choice. Open discussion is encouraged, with brief moments of silence, tuning into breath, allowing awareness of self to emerge. There will be a tea break with snacks, either in between the session or after, depending on the flow. The object of the session is rediscovering self through mindful play. Some might complete pieces, while others prefer to allow the clay to be recycled. Any finished pieces must be left for firing and with added shipping charges will be sent to you in a few weeks. These "experiences" may be booked along with lodging~ If interested, you'll find me on airbnb The Artist's Haven/South Bristol Should you want to book as a group of 4, along with an overnight or two, please contact me for further arrangements
I have been working with clay for over forty years, and view it as a form of meditation. I have a passion for teaching, especially to those who are interested in the process and it's ability to mirror our inner landscape. I make functional ware and sculptural works. Now, well into my sixties, I still get the most pleasure from seeing the "light" go on when a student gets the connection of center of self to center of clay.
clay, glazes and firing
Clay, glazes, and firings
I live on the wonderful Pemaquid Peninsula. Possible outings~ Pemaquid Beach / Pemaquid Seafood Co-op / Pemaquid Lighthouse The Darling Marine Center- hikes- Clarks Cove Rd. through woods to the river, serenely stunning anytime of the year La Verna Preserve- hikes -Rt. 32 Round Pond -through woods to the ocean, fabulous and majestic The Seagull Restaurant, at the Pemaquid Lighthouse open until early October.
最多可有4位年满18周岁的参与者参加。 No experience necessary. This is suitable for absolute beginners and advanced.
clothes suitable for getting muddy.
This is a small studio. It can accommodate 4 students. Inquire about booking for larger groups. There is a bathroom on premises, as it is in my house. Bring water bottle.
Exploring Clay And Becoming Mindful