Kids' Clay Camps
Kids’ Clay Camps are a fun way for kids to explore their creativity and learn some new skills in a collaborative, small group environment. The first week, starting on August 15th is for ages 6-10 years; and the second week, starting on August 22nd is for youth age 11-16. Camps occur from 9am – 12pm. Activities are structured in a “stations” format so that kids and youth can work at their own pace and skill level with ample instructor support. Projects will include wheel-throwing, flower candle holders, milk carton bird houses, monsters, mug mugs, wind chimes, texture soap dishes, bug bells, shakers/maracas, beads, mystery/treasure boxes, whistles, and more! Registration is now open for the following camp weeks: Week 1 – August 8th – 12th, 9am -12pm Week 2 – August 15th – 19th,9am -12pm Week 3 – August 22nd – 26th, 9am -12pm Fee includes: instruction with a low student to teacher ratio all tools and materials clay, glaze and other materials bisque and glaze firings beautiful pottery that your child made! PLEASE NOTE: Requests to book must be submitted at least a week out in advance!
I first started working in ceramics as a teenager 20 years ago and I've loved pottery every since! I received my bachelor's of arts degree in ceramics and sculpture from Goshen College in Goshen, Indiana, and my masters of fine arts degree in organizational leadership from Seattle University in Seattle, Washington. I have a varied background in art and nonprofit work - working in two production ceramic studios, as an art center teacher, starting a small clothing design company, collaborating on a small arts fundraising organization, and working as a manager and director at several Seattle-area nonprofits for over fifteen years. I started my business, Saltstone Ceramics in May of 2015, making pottery, offering group classes on an 8-week rotating basis, private instruction and workshops, studio rental and firing services for bisque, low, and high-fire ceramics in electric and gas kilns. In addition to ceramics, I love gardening, hiking, cooking, weightlifting, and learning new home-steading skills - I think they all fit together. Natasha Alphonse, who teaches the Tuesday night Surface Decoration class is First Nations Canadian, coming from Northern Saskatchewan and runs her own ceramic studio in Seattle, Washington. She studied Drawing and ceramics at the Alberta College of Art and Design located in Alberta, Canada and then went to Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon. Natasha makes objects that are inspired by nature and welcome beauty into your everyday; creating details for carefully considere
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