New Yadkin Valley Clayworks classes begin in January

First Posted: 1/10/2009

ELKIN Turn over a new leaf this new year and learn something new or polish up an old skill at the Yadkin Valley Clayworks studio in Elkin.
Clayworks is offering a new round of childrens and adult classes in ceramics, pottery and sculpture beginning in January. In addition to sculpture, tile-making and wheel-throwing classes, Clayworks is offering Open Studio sessions that allow for free-form studio time for adults who want to work on their own clay projects with or without instruction. Yadkin Valley Clayworks is on Front Street in downtown Elkin and is an educational studio of the Yadkin Valley Craft Guild.
Adult classes are as follows:
Introduction to Sculpture (for beginners and intermediate students) on Mondays from 7 to 9 p.m. from Jan. 19 through Feb. 23. Cost is $80 for six classes.
Wheel Throwing (for beginners and intermediate students) on Thursdays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. from Jan. 22 through Feb. 26. Cost is $80 for six classes.
Open Pottery and Ceramics Studios (for beginners and intermediate students) so those interested can work on clay projects of their choice, with or without instruction. A master ceramics artisan will be present at each session. Price includes 25 pounds of clay, glazes and firings.
Open Studio Wednesdays are from 10 a.m. to noon at a cost of $145 for 12 sessions. Start anytime and continue for 12 weeks. This session will include instruction on Tile-Making.
Open Studio Thursdays are from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at a cost of $80 for six sessions from Jan. 22 through Feb. 26. This session includes a thorough intro to Clayworks.
Available for kids will be Introduction to Sculpture (ages 7 and up) on Saturdays from 9 to 11 a.m. from Jan. 17 through Feb. 21. Cost is $65 for six classes.
To preregister for classes, call the Yadkin Valley Craft Guild at 835-2717 or email [email protected] The Yadkin Valley Craft Guild is an organization dedicated to representing and promoting fine and heritage crafts and craft education in the greater Yadkin Valley region. The Gallery Shop is in historic downtown Elkin and features the work of more than 100 regional Guild members in clay, metalwork, wood, fiber arts, photography, jewelry, glass and mixed media. For more information, visit

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