Unplug, unwind, unleash creativity, and with step-by-step instructions, make something beautiful for your (or a friend’s) home. During this 1.5-hour class, you will create your own hanging ceramic planter + pinch pot(s). With Sam’s guidance, you will hand build 2-3 items from ceramic clay, and learn some ways to hang your planter. Finally, Sam will show you how to apply underglaze to decorate your pieces before they are fired in Sam’s professional kiln*.
*Note: your planter must be fired in a kiln to make it waterproof, but as long as you don’t get it wet (or drop it), your piece will last years and years…maybe forever. The price of firing + shipping of your finished items to your home is included in the class fee.
This is a byob sip event and attendees are welcome to shop if they wish - all attendees get 10% off any purchases made during the evening.
Pottery with a Purpose is a socially conscious, woman-owned small business out of Needham MA, focused on individual (and community) well-being through mindful clay crafts that give back to a cause*. Each DIY Pottery Kit includes everything necessary to create a uniquely functional piece that is eco-friendly, tech-free, and fun while offering a creative outlet and a way to relax.
About the instructor:
Needham-native, Sam Hoff is the creator and founder of Pottery with a Purpose™, promoting individual and community well-being through a thoughtfully curated line of eco-conscious adult clay sculpting kits that invite creativity and mindfulness anytime, anywhere - all while giving back to mental health initiatives. A lifelong struggle with anxiety and an early career spent in the fast-paced tech world led Hoff to seek emotional and mental balance in the grounding practice of yoga. In-between classes, she turned to previous hobbies of DIY and pottery making as a creative outlet that offered similar anxiety relief. Passionate about supporting positive mental health and self-care in an increasingly chaotic world, Hoff established Pottery with a Purpose as a structured means of helping others find calm and stay present through the power of imagination and “do-it-yourself” crafting.