It is becoming more and more popular for a group of people to get together to craft. Quilting has long been a group activity. Quilting bees are occasions when a group of people who enjoy sewing meet to work on their quilts. This has been a group activity since colonial times and continues to enjoy great popularity today. Many other crafting skills can be done in a group setting as well. Pottery is one where friends are grouping together to learn this ancient art.
Making pottery pieces is a manual skill that requires some strength and a lot of patience for the beginner. Taking classes with friends has always been a great way to start learning this skill. For those who want to spread the joy, many studios now offer group pottery classes. Whether the group just wants a night out or to learn all the basic skills, there are classes available at many shops.
Pottery shops have learned that nearly everybody now works during the day. Most people do not have time to take a regularly schedule day class. Shops have adjusted to this fact by opening their studios at night. They offer single classes for beginners and experienced clay potters. This gives people a wide range of choices for a night out with friends. If everyone in the group has experience, then an advanced class can be reserved. The same is true for a group of beginners. If there are only a few people that have experience, the studio may be able to make adjustments for a mixed group.
A night out is important with the hectic pace of living in the modern world. Stress is a fact of life that must be conquered. Working with clay offers a realistic way to spend time relaxing with friends. A group of friends will be supportive of novice efforts and laughing may take over occasionally. Best of all, it offers the group a way to help them focus on relaxing without working at it. Everyone in the group gets a chance to be creative and try their hands at a new skill within a supportive atmosphere.