Flex your creative muscles at the Clay Art Center in Port Chester on this week’s Road Trip: Near You.
“Clay Art Center is an amazing place, there’s an opportunity to both try your hand at making, which is a wonderful experience, it allows you to be creative, to try something new,” says Emily Peck, executive director of the Clay Art Center.
You will learn the basics of pottery, patience and perseverance. “It’s quite meditative and therapeutic to be here and be able to focus on what you’re doing,” says student Carrie Rosenfield.
It doesn’t matter your skill level, your age, because if you make a reservation and take a class here, you’ll learn how to create your own masterpiece from scratch. “The teachers really try to base the class on what the students want to learn, so they’ll talk to them to find out if there’s something in your mind that they’ve always wanted to do, they’ll help them do it or they’ll come with ideas for projects for students to work on, really try to give everyone the opportunity to learn and experiment with clay and get what they want out of it and have fun with it,” advises Peck. .
Whether it’s weekly lessons or just a day on the potter’s wheel, you’ll come away learning something new. “It’s a really fun place and everyone here is incredibly welcoming and enthusiastic about sharing their passion for clay with anyone who comes to visit,” says Peck.
And end your visit with some artistic inspiration at the gallery exhibit! “We have an extensive retail store, we have gifts for everyone from ceramic enthusiasts, collectors and also people who are also looking for gifts, which you won’t find anywhere else in Westchester,” says Regina Farrell-Fagan, an exhibition. administrator.
Once the artists have varnished their work with a few finishing touches, they’ll come back for their masterpiece!