The arts and entertainment continues to expand in downtown Baldwyn. Crossroad Pottery & Gifts is now offering individual pottery classes.
“We recently taught retiree Linda Gholston how to work with the pottery wheel and free building pottery in a three-day session. We would like to offer these classes to other interested customers,” co-owner Shelia Hall said.
Gholston retired last year and made of list of many things to do during her retirement. Learning how to make pottery was near the top.
“I absolutely loved it. I had been intrigued during a very short class in North Carolina and wanted to learn more. I approached Shelia and Anita about the idea. They are wonderful teachers and are very patient,” Gholston said.
“I learned a lot and am ready to learn more with another set of classes.”
During the sessions, Gholston was able to learn how to use the pottery wheel and work with slab pottery. She created some seven or eight pieces of dish varieties.
“We are excited to be offering these new services. Anyone interested can contact us, and we can arrange times for classes depending on what you want to learn,” Hall added.
Sessions will include making a finished product to keep, learning techniques, and returning to glaze the piece(s) for completion in the kiln.
Crossroads Pottery is open Tuesday to Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Classes are open to persons 13 years of age and up. For appointments and information call 365-2120.