Creative Lithuania: Pottery Classes

Friday, February 13, 2015

Sometimes, living in Lithuania can be a challenge, so I wanted to focus this year on forgetting about the challenges and enjoying the positives. I've decided to start a monthly post (the second Friday of each month) on the more creative side of Lithuania. In previous posts I've written about Uzupis, which is truly a creative mecca. For this series I wanted to focus on creative events, unique aspects of the culture or language, and cool places that I find around Lithuania. If you have any suggestions I'd love to hear them!

If you would like to participate in sharing creative things about where you live, tag your photos on Instagram or tweets on Twitter with #CreativeLithuania  or #CreativeLocale. I'd love to see the creative side of every country! I'll share my favorites each month.


Most Wednesday nights over the past few months have been occupied by a pottery class. I've never taken a pottery class before, but J and I were looking for something fun to entertain us during the long winter. Pottery it is!

Prior to starting the class I okayed it with the teacher, Laura (I've found that some teachers aren't okay with having non-Lithuanian speakers), who welcomed us into the class. Laura is absolutely wonderful. She gave us a large lump of clay and let us go at it. If we had any questions or needed some suggestions, Laura would help us out and show us new techniques.

Another awesome thing about attending this pottery class is that people slowly warm up to each other. You joke, you chat, you compliment work - it is lovely!






 


 



The Details: Adult pottery class takes place on Wednesday evenings at the Vilnius Potter's Workshop from 6 - 8 pm on Paupio g. 2/20 (in Uzupis across the street from Iki). Classes cost about 10.50 Euro per person per class. FYI the schedule online is not up to date. If you want to inquire about a time, it is best to email info@pottery.lt.


Catch up on other Creative Lithuania Posts: Open Kitchen, Beer Marathon, Cat Cafe, Lithuanian Design Block.


What creative things have been going on where you live? Do you like taking art classes?

8 comments:

  1. I've never made pottery before, but I'd love to try it sometime. It looks like a lot of fun!

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    1. It is a lot of fun! I'm pretty terrible at it, but I have fun!

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  2. That looks so fun, although I can guarantee I'd also be horrible!

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    1. I'm just not a crafty person at all - I love doing crafts, I'm just not artistic. Luckily, J makes the cool things like teapots.

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  3. A pottery class! Excellent! The price is so cheap, too!

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    1. Yeah! It takes a few classes to finish things, but you get to take home whatever you complete.

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  4. How fun! That looks like something right up my alley! I wonder if I can find something like that around here. Thanks for sharing! www.eatallovertheworld.com

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    1. I bet you could! Let me know if you do find a class :)

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