The Power of Clay & Pottery
Artistic creation is a fundamentally and profoundly human endeavor that has allowed people to find expression and communication since the beginning of human history.
Clay is a fundamental material on earth. Through an alchemical process of crafting clay, it can be transformed into anything one dares to imagine. All four elements – earth, water, fire and air – are present in the ceramic process and clay connects us in the most tangible way with the environment that surrounds us. The art of pottery is oftentimes described as therapeutic and relaxing. While spinning clay, your mind, and body are in natural synergy, wrapped around your creative ambitions and goals. The tactile experience of pottery can be meditative in nature and invite a deep sense of relaxation and well-being.
Pottery allows the discovery of previously unrealized strengths as one gains mastery over the creative process, developing both technical skills and expressive abilities. The sense of mastery gained as one develops a personal artistic style can be truly invigorating, enhancing both confidence and sense of purpose. In pottery, there is no competition, no right way or wrong way, but infinite possibilities for creating pieces that speak to you.