Clay is the cultural common denominator.
Taught a child once who hadn't been able to read. At the suggestion of school advisors, the child's Mom enrolled her in pottery classes. Shortly after a few months of taking weekly clay classes, she began reading and quickly caught up to grade level. Pretty incredible to witness both the reading ability and the lifted self-esteem as the student progressed at her ability to create on the pottery wheel with clay as well.
Greetings! I’m so glad to have found this site and World Stoke event.
I’m very new to working with clay; began taking classes about 4 years ago. Because classes are long I feared not being able to complete one as standing or sitting for too long is painful; I live with MS.
My first clay class was 4.5 hours one night a week and I was worried but.... after the second class I was standing the majority of the time hand building ceramic pieces without any pain or discomfort!!! I learned that clay possesses healing properties, thus my constant remedy and ongoing creative process! I now have a fully functional fabulous mud house studio in our backyard! Looking forward to seeing folks at World Stoke 2022!
We've been waiting and waiting for this blog to grow and spark a conversation.
Thank you so much for your comments and intention to attend WorldStoke.
You are welcome here anytime to visit the Penryn Workshop.
Thank you for for spreading the word on this and getting others to respond.
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