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DIY Ceramic Pottery Piggy Bank – Pottery Class

February 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Ceramic Pottery Piggy Bank

Get your loose change organized with your very own handmade ceramic pottery piggy bank! Start off with a ball of clay then roll and sculpt it into a one of a kind functional art piece. After your pig is formed add some color and give it some character with a large assortment of underglazes.

Finally, when you are done for the evening your ceramic pottery piggy bank will be fired in our kiln then given a coat of clear glaze.

Fun Fact

Did you know that during the middle ages, in about 15th century, metal was expensive and seldom used for household wares? Instead, dishes and pots were made of an economical clay called “PYGG”. Whenever people would save an extra coin, they dropped it into one of their clay jars. They called this their pygg bank or their piggy bank. Know you know where the name “Piggy Bank” came from.

Your Instructor

Your instructor for this class will be Daniel Saville; as a member of Catalyst Space, he has expanded his passions and learned new skills. Dan has a life long passion for pottery and ceramics, you can check out some of his creations at Sniklefritz Studios. When not covered in clay you will often find Dan covered in sawdust as he sharpens his woodworking skills. In addition to the Altoona PA pottery class, Dan instructs a wide range of classes right here at Catalyst Space.

About Catalyst Space

Interested in other classes? Check out our full event calendar at https://www.catalystspace.org/events/ or feel free to reach out to us with suggestions for future classes. Catalyst Space is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides low-cost access to equipment and resources for those who are looking for a creative outlet or starting a business. Please feel free to inquire with any staff member after the class about available memberships and upcoming opportunities.

Do you like sharing knowledge with others? We are always looking for additional instructors at Catalyst Space, if you are interested in hosting a class please send an email to contact@catalystspace.org


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February 24
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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1331 12th Ave, Ste 205
Altoona, PA 16601 United States
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