Event Dates: June 8 & June 15, 1:00- 4:30 pm; Commitment to both sessions is necessary.
Earth, air, fire, water—when creating pottery we best become attuned to each of these elements and their interaction. According to Buddhist teaching, we can transform our sense of self by becoming aware of these same elements within our body. Through creating simple pinch pots, participants will develop intimacy with the clay alongside their views regarding creativity and transformation.
Each half-day workshop will include working with clay, meditating, and reflecting upon the processes in both. On the first day, we’ll pinch pots. The following week, we’ll glaze our bisque-fired pots. Later, participants will pick up their bowls, a tangible reminder of the nourishment of these teachings. No experience with clay is necessary.
Taught by Nelly Kaufer and Debra Jarcho
Debra has been an intermittent potter and meditation student for most of her adult life. Both practices speak to her in deep and revealing ways that replenish her spirit. She thoroughly relishes sharing both practices with others.
Nelly, the lead teacher at Pine Street Sangha, meditates to cultivate a close and caring relationship with her inner world. Similarly, when she builds pottery she becomes more intimate with the clay—squeezes it, pounds it, smooths it, pinches it, massages it . . . even loves it.
Suggested Contribution: $50- $150 for both sessions. Please consider the cost of materials and firing when determining your contribution.
A non-refundable deposit of $25 is required for this event. Please bring a check, cash or credit/debit card to the event to complete your contribution.