Pottery classes offered at Hayner

TROY — The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center will offer Clay Studio taught by experienced pottery instructor Vickie Holdeman. Clay Studio is open to adults of all skill levels.

The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center is located at 301 W. Main St., Troy.

No experience is necessary to join the Clay Studio classes that begin on March 4. In this eight-week class, beginners will learn how to do slab work and pinch pots, along with basic sculpting. Students are encouraged to bring their ideas to class and instructor Vickie Holdeman will teach them the techniques needed to create them.

Holdeman is a sculptor and an encourager of creativity. She has been sculpting for 39 years, mainly in clay, but she also works in fiber art, metal and glass. Her specialty is making original clay slab masks and carving words of encouragement on them.

“These masks are designed to help us become the person we desire to be,” Holdeman said. “My strength as an instructor is to help you create what you imagine or what inspires you. I believe that everyone is creative; they just need help with technique. This class is about the process of creativity and being with like-minded people. We spend a lot of time laughing.”

For complete class listings including fees, class times, and registration information, see www.troyhayner.org. There are several sessions of Clay Studio through May 2017.

For more information, call (937) 339-0457.