Our fully equipped hand-building studio has provided adult pottery classes and specialized workshops for the Tucson valley since 1999.
We're situated on the beautiful historic campus of St. Philip's in the Hills Episcopal Church in Tucson, Arizona.
In our dedicated pottery studio, students engage in highly individualized, self-paced projects in an environment free of judgment and competition.
We emphasize mindfulness towards the pottery "process" and one another.
This is a dynamic and enthusiastic studio full of fun, peace, mutual caring and universal human spiritual values. Its pottery-making with a difference.
St. Philips in the Hills Episcopal Church and entrance to the pottery area in Tucson, Arizona.
"There is a lovingly respectful aspect to this instruction. Pam and Tim are excellent and accomplished clay artists, as well as very experienced and gentle teachers."
OUR CLASSES WILL:
- Provide FUN while you relax !
- EASE your FEARS about creativity !
- Give step by step GUIDANCE !
- Introduce you to wonderful people !
TIM BALLINGHAM, M.F.A
has been a professional clay artist for over 30 years. He has a Master's degree in ceramic sculpture and glaze calculation. Among his many achievements is a piece in the permanent collections of both the Smithsonian's Renwick Gallery in Washington, D.C., and the McGraw-Hill Publishing Company in Columbus, Ohio. His work has appeared in "Ceramics Monthly," "The Complete Catalog of Contemporary Crafts of the Americas," "Atlantic Monthly," and the Goodfellow Catalog of Wonderful Things.
Tim is an art educator and has developed highly technical and innovative methods of working in clay. He is a ceramic consultant and has taught at Utah State University, Kansas State University, and Pima Community College in Tucson, Arizona.
Tim also makes incredible drums!
PAM BALLINGHAM, M.C.
has a BFA in Fine Arts and Education, and a Master's in Counseling. She has worked in clay for over 30 years and started the pottery program at St. Philip's in 1999. Pam is also a poet, singer and songwriter and is known for her widely acclaimed, award-winning recordings, "Earth Mother Lullabies from Around the World."
Her ceramics have appeared in The Goodfellow Catalog of Wonderful Things, and the coffee table edition of Beautiful Things. Her large wall piece, "Four Seasons" is part of the permanent collection of the McGraw Hill Publishing Company.
In December of 2009, Pam published her first book of poetry, Leaves and Feathers.
She is also a student of Japanese Tea Ceremony.
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Next session is the week of April 8 - May 25