pottery studio and gallery
scout pottery workshops
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.
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 our studio.
and Boy Scouts enjoy the same program.
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.
us a few dates, we'll look at our calendar and book one of them.
don't have to be angry to throw pots...™