Every month I offer pottery classes. We will work on functional pottery and sculptural pieces. The classes are set up so that everyone has a chance to take a minimum of four classes a month with some time for make up classes and practice. Every Tuesday and Wednesday I teach morning classes from 10:00 - 12:00, and evenings from 6:30 - 8:30. Classes are $140.00 monthly and materials are included. You can sign up and pay online here or pay when you come for the first class. The classes are so much fun, and every student has done amazing work! My studio is located at 817 Brynwood Dr., Chattanooga, TN 37415.
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Why Handmade Ceramics Are White Hot
By TIM McKEOUGH DEC. 16, 2015
Handcrafted small-batch ceramics are everywhere these days. You see them in trendsetting boutiques like the Primary Essentials in Brooklyn and Still House in Manhattan, artfully arranged in window displays and on shelves like totems of good taste.
They can be spotted in the stylized pages of Kinfolk, Apartamento and other cult magazines, often paired with organically shaped cutting boards and sun-dappled potted succulents. Vogue even devoted two pages in this year’s September issue to a new wave of independent ceramists.
And among certain creative-minded millennials, ceramics have replaced jewelry and furniture made from salvaged lumber as the craft du jour, with access to choice kilns as a status symbol to be flaunted on Pinterest and Instagram.
“There is beauty in imperfection and having items that are really handmade,” said the fashion designer Steven Alan, who populates his boutiques with textural American and Japanese ceramics in neutral hues.
While terrariums, Edison bulb light fixtures and fixed-gear bicycles have all enjoyed moments of demarcating cool, handcrafted small-batch ceramics are suddenly the accessory of the moment.
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I am a visual artist and teacher, working mostly with clay and painting with oils, who works out of my studio in Chattanooga.