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Hey, Pottery People!

Summer camps all over the country recognize Pottery as a choice camp activity. Yes, lots of camps offer Pottery in their activities to encourage all the young potters out there to develop your skills and expand your knowledge of the art. Camps provide all the Pottery supplies for your camper to explore their creativity with some clay and hone their artistic skills.  

Turtle shells and carved stone worked well for cooking during the Stone Age, but it required either turtles or lots of time and effort. While typically acknowledged as an art (which it certainly is), you could probably call Pottery an early technology. After all, the creation of Pottery was developed with the purpose of making earthen cookware—pots, plates, and everything in between.

Lots of people are drawn to Pottery as their preferred medium. What’s the attraction to this interesting art form? Here are a few things Pottery does for people:

Whether it’s Cooking, Woodworking, or making Pottery, people like working with their hands. Making something that we have a physical “hand” in (pun intended) is a great creative outlet and draws your focus to a single-pointedness of mind. Very relaxing.

That Pot Looks Half Full
The Pottery process undergoes sudden shifts and spontaneous changes. It creates a current of energy that moves from one space to another. Pottery grants you a path to self-expression, self-identification, confidence, self-esteem, and a positive outlook in general.

Navigate Uncharted Waters
Pottery helps you strengthen your creative muscle in a really fun and self-gratifying way. It’s a great practice to show yourself the things you can do. It shows you that there is no right or wrong way to do something. You’re free to find your own way!

If you’re passionate about Pottery, then I recommend you look into a summer camp that offers it as an activity to boost your techniques and skills. Or, if you already have a camp in mind, call them up to ask about their Pottery program. And, as always, thanks for reading, Camp Fans!


- John


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