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January 2021 Update

Oh dear Friends, as we find ourselves in another lockdown situation, classes will continue to be suspended at Blackbird Pottery. 

We definitely miss the joy in sharing the space, but look forward to a time where we can start a new in a safer time for all. With hope and diligence, we'll get our presently very high Covid 19 numbers in check. In the meantime, we'll be catching up on the all the unfinished business of a wild and whacky year, followed by working on special orders and commissions and general stock building as we work towards another busy summer. 

We're not sure at this point if we'll be able to offer classes this summer, but we sure hope that we can in one way or another. 

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As always, thank you for your interest in fine craft. 



About our Studio/Workshop

We'd love to see your crafty hands chez Blackbird! Our Workshop is equipped with 8+ electric pottery wheels, hand-building facilities, a large slab roller, buckets of tools and heaps of clay just waiting to be crafted into unique creations. We run regular classes throughout the year, weekend workshops, the occasional PA Clay Day, as well as offering private & custom experiences, depending on availability.

Please note, the following details were for  2020.... I'm leaving this here so that you can see what we would have offered, should we have had a more 'normal' year! We can't predict just yet what's in store for 2021...

Spring Regular Classes 2020: 

This Spring we plan to offer a Wheel focussed class in addition to Open Studio, suitable for beginners with instruction or return students, hand-building and wheel work welcome. Each session will be 6 weeks long with 3 hour classes/week. Students will learn how to make, trouble shoot, decorate, and glaze wares. Each student will make between 5-10 pieces within a flight of classes. All materials, tools, equipment and firings are provided. If there is enough interest, we plan to offer 2 afternoon classes/week and 1 evening class/week. 

Focus: Working the Potter's Wheel

March/April (dates & times to be determined) 6 weeks

May/June (dates & times to be determined) 6 weeks

Focus: Open Studio (hand-building or wheel work) 

March/April (dates & times to be determined) 6 weeks

May/June (dates & times to be determined) 6 weeks

School Year/ PA Clay Days  2019/2020: (dates & times to be confirmed)

November 28th, 10-noon 7-12 yrs FULL

January 31rst 2020

May 1rst 2020

June 5th 2020

Looking for a Custom Experience?

On occasion when our schedule permits, we can offer custom experience for families, friends ... bachelorette parties, corporate and business groups.  

Contact us for details.

To register for any of the above, or if you have any questions, please contact us.

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