As we stare down a pandemic winter, many of us are looking for new ways to keep our minds — and our hands — active.
If you don’t have a problem getting your hands a little dirty, making pottery might just do the trick.
There are many different methods and techniques of making ceramics, but most hobbyists opt for hand-molding their pottery or using a potter’s wheel, which allows you to mold the clay as the wheel turns continuously. Once the clay is formed and dried, it’s fired in a kiln — this slowly heats the pottery to draw out moisture without creating steam and causing the pieces to explode.
Though there are several studios in the Monadnock Region and southern Vermont offering pottery classes — from Brattleboro Clayworks to Rooted in Clay in Rindge — most sessions have been suspended due to the pandemic. But that doesn’t…