The new Pottery and Sculpture Studio is now open

Frank Van Atta helps prepare the Kiln Alley area of the new Quail Creek Creative Arts and Technology Center.

Frank Van Atta helps prepare the Kiln Alley area of the new Quail Creek Creative Arts and Technology Center.

Patricia Thoresen

POTS Studio members and all Quail Creek residents are invited to stop by the Pottery Studio in the new Quail Creek Arts and Technology Center. Quail Creek residents and staff are welcome to sign up for POTS Studio certification class sessions in General Studio Operations which will begin on January 12. All certification classes will continue throughout the month of January and will continue to be scheduled for February and throughout open hours as need arises.

Open hours for the POTS Studio are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until noon. A Monitor will be on duty to welcome you and help you get involved with this new Quail Creek creative activity.

Take a look at the calendar on the POTS website at The weekly and monthly schedule of the Ceramics Club and the POTS Studio is listed for you to read or print out. Residents can also sign up for membership during open Studio hours. The membership fee for the year is $24 or prorated on a monthly use for part time residents.

The Studio is encouraging residents to sign up for volunteer positions to help the Studio run smoothly. Committees inviting your help are Monitor Committee, Membership Committee, Equipment and Facilities Committee, Supplies Committee, Publicity and Website Committee and other positions. The POTS Studio Board is also looking for a secretary. Signup sheets will be available during open Studio times.

Beginners are our specialty. Members are welcomed at all levels, advanced to absolutely no experience in working on the potter’s wheel, hand building with clay and making clay sculpture. Highly qualified and experienced instructors will be conducting the basic Certification Class sessions as well as forming classes for further advancement and introduction to the many facets of making projects in clay.

Come to the POTS Studio first members meeting of the 2015 season on January 22, 2015, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the new POTS Studio in the beautiful new Creative Arts and Technology Center. Meet the Studio Board, instructors and other Studio members. Get plugged in to the plans forming for February and March and into the spring!

Get detailed and updated information on the POTS Studio website at This website contains announcements about meetings, special events, certification sessions, classes and instructors and has calendars for monthly Studio schedules. You can phone POTS Studio President Pat Thoresen at 395-6027.