Last weekend, I had the opportunity to attend a workshop at the Handcraft Studio School in Emeryville. My children’s former art teacher was leading a class on ceramic bells, so my son and I (along with some friends) went to lend our support and had a lot of fun in the process. We formed the bells by hand using the pinch pot method, glazed and then carved our own unique bells and clappers. The last time I got my hands on clay was back in high school, but it still evokes good memories and the workshop had me reminiscing about my time on the potting wheel and wanting to do more hands-on work. I can’t wait to see how they turned out when the bells are out of the kiln!
Handcraft Studio School is an ideal workshop space. It’s bright and open with just the right amount of creative inspiration in its minimal (well, except for the wall pictured below right) decor. They offer a variety of workshops — such as watercolor calligraphy and block printing. Spending time in the workshop and studio really got our creative juices flowing. In fact, after spying the pom pom mobile (see below, left) we put to use some unused yarn on old-fashioned pom pom-making. If you’re looking for something fun to do, be sure to check Handcraft Studio School out!
Top two photos from Handcraft Studio School; others original to RevolvingDecor.com.