COVID UPDATE: I know that many
people are anxious to get back into the clay studio and none are
as anxious as I - it's my livelihood. With that said, here
is the question that you should ask yourself:
Would I be comfortable with 50
strangers coming to spend a block-of-time in my home every week
for the next ten weeks? That
is the question I need to answer "yes" before opening the studio
again. Everyone is doing their own risk assessment.
Some think it's OK to go to indoor dining, some don't.
Children are back in school, some with masks, some not.
Working with clay is strenuous. When you come into Covington
Clay, even with a mask, you are breathing my air and I am
breathing yours. I breathe the air of every student who uses
the studio, there is no way around it. Although you may only
be here for two or three hours at a time, think about the air you
are breathing during that time and the trust you need to have in
the risk assessment of the person who left the studio just before
you arrived (whom you have never met). About 1/4 to 1/3 of
my students are between 21 and 35 years old. The rest are in
a high-risk age-group for Corona virus (including me).
That's not a good combination for viral safety. That's where
it stands. Sorry, I didn't have anything to do with this
disease or with anyone's current boredom, but I have to make
decisions based on science. I will post the next round of
classes as soon as I know when they will happen. I think we
are in for a very long fall and winter with this virus, so I don't
anticipate running classes again until late spring or early summer
2021. Stay out of bars, wear your mask, don't take stupid
risks, and then we can get back to working in clay in our
incredible studio. -- Rick
been providing pottery classes to the Northern Kentucky and
Cincinnati area since 2008.
adult classes run in seven-week sessions. Students may
choose either a pottery wheel class or a handbuilding class.
Beginners will find that the pottery wheel requires some patience
and practice. The handbuilding class may be more immediately
gratifying. We have a long success record teaching
both. Neither class accommodates finger nails. You
will have to cut them before the first class. They grow
Beginning and advanced students are welcome.
more experienced students we offer the opportunity, guidance and
encouragement to improve skills and develop a unique style.
While we encourage entering the marketplace, our studio is not the
place for production work or cottage industry. Our emphasis
is on teaching, learning and improving.
We also conduct one-day corporate team-building workshops.
For children, we teach group workshops for Girl Scouts, Boy
Scouts, 4-H and home-school groups. These are one-visit
workshops that last about two hours. We also offer
parent/child workshops which require two visits to the
studio. The first day to make the pottery and the second to
decorate and glaze it. The adult and child each make their
At the current time, we do not offer "date nights" on the pottery
wheel. Our experience is that a student's ability on the
pottery wheel is extremely limited during a one-time session. If you
commit to invest the time in seven classes, we have a much better
chance for your success.
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