the last ten years, Covington Clay has been helping Girl Scouts earn
their Potter Badge with the following program. Our workshop for
Girl Scouts costs $15 per participant. Accompanying adults are
welcome to participate too. For non-participating adults, we find that
the Girl Scout adult/child recommended ratio of two adults per 12
girls works the best for the experience. There are many local
cafes and coffee shops for the other parents to visit. They may
rejoin us about half an hour before the end of the session to watch
the pottery wheel demonstration.
We meet one time for approximately two hours. During that time
we make one hand-built pot (usually a pinch pot) and one tile.
They decorate them the same day. We also give the girls a tour
of the studio and demonstrate on the potter’s wheel so that they get a
thorough understanding of the whole process and gain the knowledge to
earn their badge. After they leave, we fire the pots once, glaze
them, and then fire them a second time. The finished pieces are
ready to pick-up in about a week to ten days.
alter this program to be age-specific when a badge isn't required (the
Potter Badge is a Brownie activity). Juniors, Cadets, Seniors
and Ambassadors have all gained knowledge and enjoyed their time at
4-H and Boy Scouts
enjoy the same program.
We are fairly flexible with scheduling as long as we don't have
another class here at the same time. Girl Scout troops generally
either come after school (around 4:00pm) and last until after rush
hour, or they come on Saturdays or Sundays from 10-noon.
Offer us a few dates, we'll look at our calendar and book one of them.
you don't have
to be angry to throw pots...™