"Shoot the moon and miss completely..."
Near the full moon, 10pm-12:30am
Muddy Moons will be a recurring one-off handbuilding class that takes place on or near the full moon of every month in the wee hours of the night, get prepared to get your witchy on. Each class will have a project designed around the moon and the spirit behind that particular full moon. The class will be 2.5 hours and can be experienced as a singular class or as a group of classes if you're into the vibe and the projects. Projects and schedule for every month are below:
- January 6: Wolf moon/New Year. Making vessels that hold intentions and goals for the new year while also having the opportunity to let go of things from the previous year. Come ready to think about the new year and how you want to build the new year.
- February 4: Hungry moon: In this class, students will have the opportunity to hand-built a one-person place setting that will nourish them through the year. If there’s additional time, students can make a stone à la “Stone Soup.”
- March 4: Sugar Moon: Leaning into the Sugar moon and the time of the year when we tap the trees for syrup, students in this class will learn how to do rainbow slip casting as well as go on an exploration of tapping their own work via carving and other surface design techniques.
- April 6: Pink/seed moon. This class will be about new beginnings. Students will learn how to use templates and slabs to make planter sets. Also, as it is the breaking ice moon, come prepared to break some pottery this evening.
- May 5: Flower moon: Students in this class will have the opportunity to make a bud vase and learn how to sculpt native flowers.
- June 3: Strawberry moon: This class will be about celebrating abundance, color, and life. Every participant will get a vase and learn how to do china painting and decal application. More is more.
- July 29: Buck moon/month we landed on the moon. Thinking about the permanence of the marks we’ve made on the moon, this class will be all about surface design: stamping, imprints, and mark-making on handbuilt vessels.
- August 30th: Blue Moon: abundance, nourishment, and blue. For this class, participants will learn about the color blue (cobalt) and how we can use it in ceramics. Students will learn basic handbuilding and nerikomi methods to make nesting bowls. There will be readings from Bluets.
- September 29: Harvest moon: finding the perfect balance of growing and dying to reap the fruits of your labor. Penumbral lunar eclipse. Students will learn to make vessels to hold the harvest of the season.
- October 28: Hunter’s moon, blood moon-holy trinity of gathering, hunting, and agriculture: In this class we will be thinking about sustenance, and preparation and how to prepare ourselves for transitions/changes. Students will make vessels to hold light and warmth through the winter.
- November 25: Frost moon: To acknowledge people, things, and seasons loved and lost, we will make small altars in this class. This class will be a time to tend to and take of yourself as you prepare for the transition of the seasons.