We are launching the Catawba Valley Junior Potters program this Fall. This program will consist of 8-week courses for High School aged students that will meet once a week on Thursdays from 3-5 p.m. to learn the craft of pottery. Our first 8-week course will begin with the basics of handbuilt pottery. All supplies are included in the tuition price. Upon the completion of our first 8-week semester, current students will be given first choice to spots in the next course. We plan to offer continuing courses within the program focused on differing techniques, styles, and skill levels.
Our goal is to reignite our community’s culture of pottery. Many children in Hart Square’s rural community have pottery heritage in their family trees - a tradition that has been lost to the family over time. Hart Square Foundation will establish Catawba Valley Junior Potters under the guidance of local potter Kim Ellington. Our first session will be taught by local potters John and Scottie Post of Hog Hill Pottery.
If you or someone you know is interested in joining the program please fill out the firm below.
8-week course tuition - $200 per student (Grades 9-12)
Fundraising is underway for the construction of a pottery studio that will host these programs allowing us to begin teaching pottery on the wheel in 2024.
John and Scottie Post
John and Scottie combine over 30 years of experience making pottery. Their collaboration began in 1993 when they teamed up to open their studio Hog Hill Pottery in western North Carolina, just a few miles from Hart Square Village. Each piece they make is handcrafted and is a unique creation. Their expertise in potting, surface design, glazing, and firing continues to explore every aspect of the art of Studio Pottery. They have participated in demonstrations at the Hart Square Festival and in various workshops and have served as instructors in many classes in and around Catawba County.