The Artisans, Arts Council OKC’s group for young professionals, spent a Saturday afternoon creating their own pottery! The young professionals’ group enjoyed a hands-on experience at Paseo Pottery and took home their own masterpiece.
The afternoon kicked off with pizza from Empire Slice House courtesy of 84 Hospitality and beer provided by Coop Ale Works. Then each attendee picked their own small bowl, created the design with a variety of glazes, and put it straight in the kiln to glaze.
While the bowls were fired in the kiln, attendees watched a demonstration from studio owner Collin Rosebrook. They observed his throwing process as he created several different vessels while speaking about the history behind Paseo Pottery.
After the demonstration, the bowls were ready to come out of the kiln to cool. A few brave volunteers even put their hands in the fire to assist! The group compared their masterpieces, looking for differences in the designs – creativity was on full display as each piece was truly unique!
The Artisans is comprised of young professionals who have a passion for the arts and who volunteer for Arts Council OKC’s events and programming. Artisans is one of the few young professional groups in the area that does not require a monetary donation to participate. The vision is to integrate Artisans into Arts Council Oklahoma City programs and events through volunteerism and arts advocacy. If you’re interested in joining the Artisans and connecting with other young professionals who share your love of volunteerism, the arts, and Oklahoma City, click HERE to learn more!
Thank you to Paseo Pottery for hosting this great event. Paseo Pottery offers a variety of classes and displays numerous local artists in their gallery throughout the year.