Feeling stressed and wanting a creative outlet? Why not get your hands in the dirt—literally? Earthborn Pottery, run by renowned potter Tena Payne, is offering 6-week wheel classes starting next week that will help you create something beautiful. Know you want to go? Sign up here or keep reading to learn more.
1. Founder Tena Payne’s story will inspire you to sign up for a wheel class with Earthborn Pottery
Back in the 1970s when she was a “somewhat troubled teen,” a teacher loaned her a potter’s wheel over the Christmas holidays. And that changed everything. During that break, she fell in love with clay, and began a lifelong process of experimentation and learning her art.
Decades later, not only did she find a way to make a living doing what she loves, but so have her husband and her children. A commission from Chris Hastings of Hot & Hot Fish Club opened doors to the culinary and hospitality world, followed by the launch of Earthborn Studios.
If you’ve been waiting for just the right moment to sign up for a pottery class, wait no longer. Earthborn Pottery is ready and waiting to show you the ropes.
2. Everything tastes better on or in a homemade creation
Have you ever been to one of those paint your own pottery places? I for one can attest to how much better my coffee tastes in the mugs my children have lovingly painted for me through the years.
We also have one bowl that the potter-mom of one of my son’s friends made for his birthday one year, and it’s my go-to. Every bowl or granola, soup or salad tastes a million times better in something made with so much love and care.
Chances are what you make in your first-ever pottery class won’t actually look like the amazing setup at London’s Duck and Waffle, but I bet your food sure will taste good on it or in it.
3. Cahaba Clayworks, the teaching arm of Earthborn Studios, Inc. has talented artists to help you take the wheel
I for one would be super-intimidated walking into my first pottery class and would want to know that someone with way more experience than me was there to hold my hand, or at least show me what to do. Cahaba Clayworks has a group of experienced potters who teach their classes, so you won’t be on your own. Plus, you might make some new friends.
4. It’s literally impossible to check your phone when your hands are covered in wet clay
Think about what this means for a second. Two whole hours of your life, every week for six weeks, where you are unreachable. Of course if your family has a life-or-death emergency, they could call the studio to get in touch with you. But no news. No apps. No reminders. No text messages. No work deadlines. Just you, the wheel, the clay, the instructor and the other people in the class. Bliss.
5. One of the upcoming four 6-week wheel classes at Earthborn Pottery will surely fit with your schedule
When: There are four 6-week sessions currently available:
- Mondays, 6-8PM—starts August 2
- Tuesdays, 10AM-noon—starts August 3
- Tuesdays, 1-3PM—starts August 3
- Wednesdays, 10AM-noon—August 4
What you get:
- 6 weeks of instruction
- Free studio use during business hours
- Glazes, firing and 25 lbs of clay to find your inner potter
Location: 7575 Parkway Drive, Leeds, AL 35094
Cost: $250 per 6-week session
Contact: 205-702-7055 | Register now
If you see a future with your hands in clay, register for a 6-week pottery class today. Be sure to follow Earthborn Studios, Inc. on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram.