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Knit Your Socks Off!
Join us this May at the Mississippi Craft Center for a 4-day, weekly course in learning how to knit socks. Taught by member Barbara Dearman, this class offers you the experience to learn hands-on from a highly experienced knitter who has been working with fiber for over 50 years! To learn more information about this upcoming opportunity, click here.

Meet the Teacher: Barbara Dearman

A multi-talented artist, Barbara spent many years in the retail area as owner of Celita's Yarn Shop. For over forty years, she has spent countless hours as a teacher of knitting, crochet and all types of needlework. She also excels in beaded knitting, which led her to the art of beaded jewelry. Most of the jewelry she makes is geometric in design, drawing from her experience in canvas embroidery. All of her pieces, whether jewelry or fiber, are one-of-a-kind.

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Slinging Mud: An Introduction to Wheel Throwing
This Spring, we are offering a four day course in the basics of wheel throwing. Join us on Monday evenings in May to get a great start on understanding the basics of how to center the clay and throw small pieces like bowls and cups all with the help of pottery expert Blanca Love. To see more information on this wonderful opportunity, click here.

Meet the Teacher: Blanca Love

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"I was blessed to grow up in Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi. I remember going the art shops day dreaming of one day being able to have my artwork in galleries. I graduated with a Bachelor's of Fine Arts emphasis in Ceramics from Mississippi State University.

I have always loved art. I have worked with clay for over ten years. I find joy and freedom in working with clay. The possibilities are endless from the colors to the structures. The amount of fine details that a piece can have only depends on the creator of the work. Every one of my pieces is created with love and as a tribute to nature’s diversity and beauty. Nature has always been my source for my best work. One of the reasons I fell in love with clay was because several of the qualities I love about nature is also present in clay. My latest direction has been sculptural yet functional pieces influenced by growing up in Mississippi's Gulf Coast.

Although creating art is what I love, I also enjoy participating at festivals and events that allow me to connect with people talking about art."

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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.

Click here to fill out our Class Request Form

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