Children's Pottery Class
The Cageless Birds are excited to offer a pottery class for boys and girls ages 8-11! In this course, students will learn the basics of pottery, hand building, and wheel throwing techniques in a fun and safe environment.
Throughout the 11-week class, students will be taught to reflect on the presence of God while they learn. We believe that God wants to redeem the learning process for everyone we minister to and we're excited to create a space where young girls and boys can encounter the presence of God while they learn this tangible and sacred art form.
Duration: Classes will be held once a week on Wednesdays, and this course covers 12 classes in total. Classes begin Wednesday, January 11th and run until Wednesday, March 29th.
Where: A Place for the Heart, 4228 Beckerdite Rd., Sophia, NC 27350
Classes are led by our resident pottery teachers, Emily Pell, Erica Allen, Olivia Huffman and Ryan Mead, and are held on our property in Sophia, NC in our studio!
Erica Allen studied two years of ceramics at Columbus State University in Georgia. She has been on staff for 5 years. Erica is passionate about imparting hope as people connect with Jesus’ heart for them and the beauty of their own humanity.
Emily Pell is a self taught potter who pioneered the ceramics department at A Place for the Heart in 2016. She has been on staff for 9 years. Emily is passionate about teaching students the process of clay and how it parallels the process of becoming a healthy and whole person in Christ.
Olivia Huffman and her husband have been serving A Place for the Heart since their internship in March 2021. Olivia is passionate about seeing people meet the Holy Spirit in everyday life and is committed to cultivating this in her own life.
Ryan Mead is an intern in the pottery studio at A Place for the Heart. He has been practicing pottery under the Cageless Birds potters Emily and Erica for one year. Ryan is passionate about helping people find the heart of Jesus in the craft of pottery and learning to hear His voice clearly through the process of working with clay.