Workshop description - If you love clay and you love nature, this is the class for you! We will be hand-building clay vessels for all that great "natural stuff" that many of us love to collect. The Bascom is surrounded by the natural beauty of the mountain environment of Highlands, NC. Paths along a nearby stream will be a great resource for collecting natural forms or texture for our clay forms... A trip to the local Botanical Gardens will be another fabulous source of inspiration. Containers will be hand-built for Ikebana style arranging or less formal arranging, for mini moss gardens or for dry arrangements of branches, grasses and pods. Paricipants may choose high or low fire methods of working. One day will be devoted to making Terra sigillata that can be used on low or high fire clay. Between the atmosphere of the barn studio and the natural beauty of the Highlands, especially in June, most certainly it will spur our creativity to a new high! I can hardly wait!