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Play with clay at the Folk Art Center’s annual Clay Day

See demonstrations from ceramic and clay artists that are totally kiln it.

Clay Day activities

Take the pottery wheel for a spin.

Photo from the Folk Art Center.

Seize the clay at the Folk Art Center’s annual Clay Day, tomorrow, June 10 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Whether you’re a regular Michelangelo or just clay-curious, participants will learn a variety of processes and techniques at this free, family-friendly event.

Potters from the Southern Highland Craft Guild and featured guest artists will demonstrate wheel-throwing, hand-building, raku-firing, surface design, polymer clay design, and more. Plus, practice your skills with ceramics and learn to use clay tools with an array of hands-on activities for kids and adults.

Since the center’s first Clay Day in 1985, the event has been one of the most popular and longest running educational celebrations. Get fired up to meet at the grassy hill behind the Folk Art Center, located at Milepost 382 on the Blue Ridge Parkway for the event.

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