Online you'll see happy potters stood next to finished products looking clean, unblemished, and very put together.
If I told you that they had changed and showered before that photo would you believe me?
Because you should.
Pottery is not tidy or clean. It's a messy, raw, getting back to nature, chaotic creation.
You'll end up with clay splattering around and flying off the wheel, you'll forget you have clay on your hands and you'll scratch your head or wipe your face, and you'll almost definitely wipe your hands on your clothes.
Which is why I will never advise you to wear your beautiful designer jeans, jewellery, or anything more than holey, paint stained, should-I-donate-to-a-thrift-store clothing to pottery classes!
Here's what to wear to a pottery class:
We've often had people leave without engagement rings or ruin nice clothing. Don't let this be you. Prepare for a grubby evening filled with fun!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
I hope your 2019 is filled with great things.
I am starting 2019 off with a reminder of gratitude. I found this note (in photo) while I was organizing papers earlier.
These little thank you notes from students honestly make my day. I'm really grateful when someone takes the time to write me a note like this.
So, before 2019 commences any further I want to say thank you:
Thank you to my students from last year. If you've done classes with me you'll know I'm not always tech savvy - so I appreciate your patience and I also appreciate the great effort that you put into your work. Your creativity and drive make me happy, it's so infectious. I love seeing you figure things out, try new techniques and start applying lessons learnt from previous failures! (Not that it happens often because you're all perfect!).
I love teaching. I love sharing this art form. I love introducing pottery to kids, to adults, and to this community. Without my students, I wouldn't be able to do it. You make sure that I'm able to continue in my goal of keeping Leeds and Grenville creative.
In the past year, I've seen a waiting list form for my classes! I've never had this before. So thank you to everyone who tells everyone else about me.
Thank you for sharing my posts, my page, my pictures.
Thank you for taking photos of your work and posting them on your profiles.
Every little bit helps.
I am honoured and constantly surprised that I am able to support you on your creative journeys.
You all come to me with different goals. Whether you're wanting to make friends, whether you're wanting to have a new hobby now the kids have left home or whether it's because you used to be creative and then it kind of stopped (temporarily).
It's amazing that you let me into these little segments of your life.
Thank you for everything.
- Krista Cameron
PS for those of you who didn't take a class this year but are feeling inspired to try, you can find my latest listings by clicking here!
We've been running beginners classes for some time and I'm here today to share a few words from my past newbie students.
In the slideshow below you'll see examples of beginner pottery standards and information about our classes.
After all, if you're going to take pottery lessons you should know exactly what people like you thought about them!
Offering pottery classes to adults and kids in Athens, Brockville, and Kingston, ON.