Upcoming Classes

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Introduction to Weaving

Back by popular demand! Join us at the Mississippi Craft Center to weave a pair of fingertip towels with a fancy border.  We will use rigid heddle looms for this project.  You will learn how to dress the loom, to create plain weave fabric with hand-manipulated enhancements, and finishing techniques for your towels.  All materials will be supplied by the teacher.

Date: September 23, 2017
Time: 9:30 - 4:30
Cost: $100, includes all materials

Meet the Teacher: Kathy Perito

After 30 years of working in various engineering and management positions, Kathy moved to Mississippi and discovered a passion for weaving here at the Craft Center.  Weaving gives her the opportunity to apply engineering principles to create textiles and goods for specific functions.  Kathy’s goal in every weaving project is to ensure the weave structures and fibers selected deliver the expected results.  She says, “It is so rewarding to take a few bobbins of yarn and watch a cloth appear as those threads interlace.  And best of all, there is always more to learn, try, and share.”


Introduction to Handbuilding & Glazing

This Fall, guild member Debi Lane is offering a two section class that will meet on Tuesday evenings in September and October from 6-8pm.  Beginning September 26, she will host a 3-session Introduction to Handbuilding course where students will explore the techniques and tools used in handbuilding ceramics that will meet for the last time on October 10. Then, on October 17 and 24, you can learn how potters get that brilliant color and sheen on their finished pieces during her two-session glazing course.

*Note: Introduction to Handbuilding and Glazing are two separate courses with separate registration forms.  If you wish to do both Handbuilding and Glazing, you must successfully register for both courses below.

Date: September 26, 2017, October 3,
& October 10 2017
Time: 6:00-8:00 pm
Cost: $175 class fee + $20 materials fee
(Material Fee to be paid first day of class)

Date: October 17 and 24, 2017
Time: 6:00-8:00 pm
Cost: $100, includes all materials

Meet the Teacher: Debi Lane

Debi Lane is a self taught potter that is obsessed with clay!  She finds that unlimited approaches to express creativity are perfect for an active mind like hers.  Working with clay is like creative exercise, she says, constantly keeping her active mind working.  As she makes and completes the pieces, she feels the structure tells her how it wants to look after being colored.  Using a variety of techniques, her company Pitter Potter House holds a selection of pottery ranging from wheel thrown or slab built bowls, mugs, pots, pitchers, vases, and more.


Can't Find What You're Looking For?

The Mississippi Craft Center and the Craftsmen's Guild of Mississippi work together to bring you master craftsmen from across the state to teach classes spanning all sorts of mediums.  If you are interested in a class in any of the mediums listed on our website but one is not currently scheduled, please email us at mscraftcenter@gmail.com or give us a call at 601.856.7546 (ask for Sheri) to be notified when a class is available.

We also strongly urge you to fill out our Class Request Form. This form will notify us of interest in the different mediums and will aid us in our future scheduling. In some cases, if there is enough interest shown at a time, a class will be scheduled for the current class season due to high demand.

Classes are offered in the following mediums:

Ceramics–Hand Building
Fused Glass
Jewelry Making (various types)

Mixed Media
Paper Cutting
Stained Glass