Fanciful Flower Pots
There’s nothing better than a flower pot with personality! In this workshop young artists will make two pinch pot flower pots of their own design. They’ll learn the basics of shaping and attaching clay and will decorate their flower pots using colorful glazes.
Experience level: None! No experience with clay needed – just enthusiasm and a desire to make a one of a kind ceramic plant pot!
Student work will be available for pick up in the weeks following the workshop
Times: 1:30 - 3:30PM
Dates: June 3
Location: Ceramics Lab (125 N. Gadsden St.)
Instructor: Laurel Blackthorne
Tuition: $55 for members/$65 for non-members
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
LAUREL BLACKTHORNE (They/Them)
I am a community and self-taught ceramic artist. I’ve lived in Tallahassee for almost twenty years and absolutely love the community I have found here. While I’ve been working with clay for six years, I transitioned to a career in the arts in late 2020 out of a desire to engage with the world in a different way. My art focuses on themes of nature, queerness, resistance, and joy and I make a combination of functional pottery and ceramic sculpture. I think the strength of art is its ability to bring people together. Alongside my own artistic practice, I work as a pottery instructor specializing in helping students build strong foundations in ceramics and decorative techniques.
I am also the Executive Director and one of the founding members of the Queer Tallahassee Artists Collective. Founded in 2021 QTAC is committed to building economic opportunity and community spaces that celebrate LGBTQIA+ artists. I am deeply committed to the importance of arts in the Tallahassee community and recognize the importance of creating safe spaces for marginalized communities to engage in the arts.
You can find me at BlackthorneCeramics.com and can always reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can view Laurel Blackthorne's website here!