ABOUT POTTERY FOR ADULTS

Adult Courses

Pottery making encourages creativity and releases work stress. It is a therapeutic and personal self-discovering activity.  The process of focusing your energy in your creation is an experience that is both rejuvenating and self-fulfilling.

Clay is used as the main medium for participants to explore their imagination and be in touch with their creative side. In moulding and shaping the clay, the participants will be using their right-brained and externalising their internal images.  It is a fun yet effective method in discovering the creative and innovation among us. Pottery making is a wonderful creative outlet. With pottery you can produce something and express yourself in some way.

Pottery Making increases optimistic outlook. Pottery enables flow and spontaneity, provides an outlet for expression, and helps you with self-identification and self-expression, bolstering confidence and self-esteem.

The process of pottery making improve focus. As you create the pottery, it allows you to focus on the here and now toward your creation, hence  escapes the worries and stresses of life. Pottery making reduces stress. A lot of focus is required while you’re making pottery, therefore outside distractions are reduced and no longer stress you out. Being fully focus on the process helps the mind relax and expand, which will help you focus in other areas of life as well.

In exploring and experimenting, the process of pottery making helps you to express your creativity, which fundamentally expand who we are and how we connect to ourselves and the environment. It’s a good way for people of all ages to explore the things they can do. You may be more creative than you think and there’s no right or wrong way in pottery.

The uniquely created pottery captures memories. Your artwork has the potential to last forever. Whether or not you hope future civilizations to discover it and have it immortalized in a museum or if you would rather have it sitting in your home’s foyer, seeing the creation in its final form will serve as a reminder of your accomplishments.

Art is an important hobby for self-expression. It improves the quality of life. It is a good way to connect with yourself by expanding your body and mind. Embarking on new creations, learning new techniques and finishing your creations can contribute to a lifetime commitment of learning and maintaining a productive hobby.

At Clay Cove, you will learn hand-building methods such as pinching, coiling, slab-building and hollowing. Hand-building is flexible as it enables us to challenge ourselves in the endless possibilities of shapes and forms with clay as a medium to create unique pottery artworks.

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