The joy of creating is in everyone and using clay as part of this creative process is exciting and rewarding.
I have been teaching pottery for the past few years, and have worked with disabled soldiers and currently work with a group of Parkinson patients. I love the challenge of finding ways to enable these students to create while making sure they are enjoying the process; hand building or working on the wheel.
I run small introductory pottery workshops, for family or friends. Having sometimes three generations working and creating together, is not just wonderful to see but also an amazing experience for them all.
At a recent workshop I held for a mother and her 3 boys (ages 7 – 15) The boys came into my studio with their phones “glued to their hands” and not very keen on relinquishing them. I got them stuck into the clay immediately making pinch pots and decorating them with stamps and different textures. We then moved on to work on the potter’s wheel. Their look of wonder when the ball of clay was transformed into a vessel was a joy to see and they were very keen to give it a go.
We finished the workshop off with everyone getting a readymade bisque fired pot/mug they were able to decorate and glaze. They were then placed in the kiln for firing and were ready to collect at a later date.
They all had a great time and one of them even left without his phone, having to return half an hour later. He thanked me for the workshop and said how much fun he had had. It made my day!
For more information regarding my workshops please contact me.
My studio is located in Ness Ziona, Israel