- $80 for a two-session pottery experience for two ($160 value)
Classes are BYOB and held at 6:30 p.m. The first two-hour class teaches participants how to create various clay pieces and work the wheel to make unique designs. In the second class, which must take place two weeks after the first class, students glaze their pottery. Class sizes range from two to eight participants.
Available class dates are May 4 and 18, May 7 and 21, or May 11 and 25.
Allen Stoneware Gallery
In the studio of Allen Stoneware Gallery, nine pottery wheels stand still, each waiting for a student to throw his or her first project. When pupils pour in, these wheels spin into action. Hands get messy, brows furrow, and vases spin into their intended shapes. After a trip to the kiln and a quick rub to free any accidentally trapped genies, the dishes are ready to be taken home.
This is just one type of class offered at the gallery, where artist Vickie Allen-Shea draws upon 38 years of art-making and art-teaching experience to make the community a little more vibrant. In addition to throwing and sculpting lessons, as well as casual BYOB workshops, her studio serves as a boutique. Shoppers can take home one-of-a-kind dishes and figures, or commission a custom-designed piece made to match their vision.