covington clay
a pottery studio and gallery

girl scout pottery workshops

ceramic bowls made by girl scouts for their badgeFor 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 $20 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.

We 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.

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.pottery tiles made by girl scouts to achieve their badge

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