Young Artisan Camp


Give It a Spin! Beginners Pottery Camp w/Eryn McCarthy

This summer, clay artist Eryn McCarthy is leading camp sessions for young artisans who want to explore the art of pottery. For the first three days, Eryn will lead participants through the basics of working with clay, wheel throwing and creating beautiful, usable pieces of pottery of their own. Participants return the following week for two days to learn how to glaze their pieces to achieve a finished look.

Monday-Wednesday, July 15-17
Continues Monday-Tuesday, July 22-23
Time: 9:00-12:00
Location: Bill Waller Craft Center
Price: $225


Beginner's Blacksmithing w/ Lyle Wynn

Before the times of mass production, blacksmiths played a central role in keeping a town in working order by providing sturdy, hand-forged tools and weapons. If you've ever been interested in taking a glimpse back into history and learning the basics of the craft of blacksmithing, now is your chance with our Beginner Blacksmithing class taught by expert blacksmith Lyle Wynn.  This summer, Lyle will be hosting two 4-day camp sessions that will cover all the basics of blacksmithing through hands on experience with one of our fiery forges.

Due to safety concerns with the equipment, blacksmithing camps are for ages 13+. Exceptions made on a case by case basis.

Date:  Monday-Thursday, July 15-18
Time: 9:00 - 12:00 pm
Location: Bill Waller Craft Center
Price: $225

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Introduction to Power Carving w/ Sammy Long

This summer, award winning woodworker and Guild member Sammy Long will be leading a 5-day camp covering the basics of Power Carving reliefs.  Students will receive hands-on instruction in our recently furnished wood studio, and with a small class size, there is plenty of time for one-on-one help with every participant.  Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn from one of Mississippi's great craftsmen!

Due to safety concerns with the equipment, power carving camp is for ages 13+.  Exceptions made on a case-by-case basis.  Power carving tools will be provided for this camp.

Date: Monday-Friday, July 15-19
Time: 9:00 - 12:00 pm
Location: Bill Waller Craft Center
Price: $225