I was recently invited to attend a blogger get together at Earthborn Pottery in Leeds, AL. A lot of fabulous Birmingham area bloggers were in attendance and I was really excited to meet everyone.
Rhoda from SouthernHospitality, Kelli from Restore Interiors, Jamie from Jamie's Rabbits,
Kim from Live from the 205, Beth from Unskinny Boppy, Kat from Grass Stains, Laura Kate from Magic City Made, Lora Lynn from Vitafamiliae, Amy from OrdinarilyExtraordinary, Brandi from Bryants of Birmingham, and Maree, Krista, and Alicia from KC Projects, and the event orgainizer, Rachel from Grasping for Objectivity
Tena Payne is the owner of Earthborn Pottery. Her pottery is featured in many restaurants around the country and was even on the Iron Chef!
We started the evening with a demonstration from studio owner, Tena, and her assistant, Nabeel. They made it look SO easy. It wasn't. I ended up having to have Nabeel help me make a bowl. He did most of the work but was nice enough to let me take credit!
We also made some pinch bowls. We took balls of clay and pinched it until we had a bowl. We spent more time laughing than pinching - Jamie and Kat are hilarious!
Overall it was a great evening and I would do it again in a heartbeat! (I need the practice!)
I am giving away one Earthborn platter! It is gorgeous! I love the pattern and the colors on it.
The platter is about 12 inches square, and slopes slightly to the center. They are designed to hold olive oil for dipping.
Want to win it? All you have to do is leave a comment on this post telling me if you have ever attempted making pottery and any tips you have for me!
The giveaway is open until Wednesday, October 24th @ 11:59PM CDT.
The giveaway is only open to USA residents. Be sure a valid email address is included with your comment. Winner will be chosen randomly and announced on this post. We will email the winner and if the winner doesn’t respond in 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen. Good luck!
ABOUT EARTHBORN STUDIOS AND CAHABA CLAYWORKS
- Their front showroom is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- They offer Girls' Nights Out at a cost of $35 per person (minimum six in a group). They last from 6 to 8 p.m. and are really similar to what we did last week ... including having instructors on hand to help. Similar to other hands-on art experiences (such as Sips 'N' Strokes), you're welcome to bring snacks and drinks to enjoy while you "work."
- Cahaba Clayworks Classes meet weekly from 6 to 8 p.m. for six weeks. During that six-week timeframe, you have free use of the wheels and materials to practice anytime they're open. The cost is usually $150 + $15 for materials, but Tena is waiving the materials fee if you mention my blog when booking your classes.
DISCLOSURE: I was invited to this event and didn't pay anything to attend. I received one piece of pottery to keep and one to give away. As always, all opinions are my own.