The Mother/Daughter Pinch Pot Class At Harper Hill Crafts
I was honored to have a pinch pot class back home in my childhood town of Susquehanna, PA.
Melissa Dubas of Harper Hill Crafts thought it would be fun to do a mother/daughter succulent pinch pot class for Mother’s Day. She was right!
The class filled up quite fast and 16 people had a fun time making up three little pinch pots and impressing patterns and designs into them.
We all took little lumps of clay and worked out the insides then formed the little pots into all kinds of interesting shapes. Some took the project another direction and created little wall hangings for plants. Then objects pressed into the clay like stones, stamps, and rollers to create interesting designs and textures. It will take the pots at least two weeks to dry before they are stained with red iron oxide and fired out in the gas kiln. Using the stain will bring out the texture patterns and make them more pronounced so each impression and fingerprint left will tell a little story about the creator and the fun time we all had with those who are a part of the Harper Hill Crafts community.
Melissa and Harper Hill Crafts have been doing craft workshops providing a space to be creative with both private and public events to bring community together. At Harper Hill Crafts you will also find a gift shop filled with home decor items and gifts. Plans are also being made for a coffee house and shop.
Melissa also sponsors events in the town of Susquehanna in an effort to revitalize the historical railroad town. The next event that is planned is Susquehanna in Bloom- Main Street Market that will take place May 16th 2021 at 11:00am
Thanks so much to Harper Hill Crafts and shop owner Melissa for selling my pots in your shop and inviting me back home to share a fun time with you all! Now I am under a lot of pressure to fire the kiln right and hope everything turns out without blowing up.