Pottery Sale…and Musings on High School Clay

A Weston resident sent the Owl this flyer about an upcoming pottery sale at the Community Kiln, a place I knew nothing about and I wonder why not. It sounds awesome, if you are a fan of pottery making – or if you have kids who are. While perusing their extensive website, I see that there are winter classes for adults and kids starting in January so take a look. Or better yet, go to Saturday’s sale and check it out.

At about 25 minutes from “downtown” Weston and about 2 minutes from the Pão Brasil Bakery, the Community Kiln location is fantastic. If you didn’t know, Framingham is the center of the Massachusetts Brazilian universe and there’s some good eats and nice Brazilian flags in the area. If When Brazil wins its quarter-final game tomorrow at 10 am local time (se deus realmente é brasileiro), expect some massive happiness.

In any case, Community Kiln’s Annual Holiday Pottery Sale is on Saturday, December 10 from 10 am to 3 pm at the Framingham Community Center. You can go there and then afterwards Skate with Santa but don’t leave the breakables in your pocket. Please report back on what you find at the Sale as the Owl will be involved in soccer carpools and picking up the Grand Owls from the airport (hooray).

So how am I going to roll in musings on the high school? I will tell you. Did you know the high school has any amazing Clay art facility? And two clay classes (Clay I and Clay 2) and who knows, maybe some more advanced study. And we have our own kiln. Clay is taught by one of my favorite multi-talented teachers at the high school–you may also recognize Chris Fehl’s name from all the work he does on disc golf at the high school.

On back-to-school night this year, I visited the clay classroom where Chris created something on a wheel while talking (if I tried that I would have an interesting lump of nothing) and talked about how Clay is a wonderful safe space for our stressed teens. Often students will come in outside of official class hours, and just sit down at the wheels and create. According to Chris, they get caught up in the physicality of working with clay and lose themselves in time–which I could see happening just by being mesmerized by the creation. If I were a student at the high school, I would be getting myself on the wait list for that class, and finding my way into that room whenever I could. And I have been told by an Owlet to expect a “mug Christmas,” so there’s that.

And yeah, if I don’t find a way to roll in the World Cup (and I kind of did, no?), I will find a way to roll in this: go ‘cats!

The Holiday Pottery Sale takes place at the Framingham Community and Cultural Center at 10 Roxana Street, Framingham.

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