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Girl Scouts

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Pottery Badge

We are proud to offer the opportunity to earn a pottery badge through our studio session opportunities.
Booking a session with 5 girls or more, your troop will receive a 35% off discount. 

2 sessions will meet these requirements: 

session 1: Handbuilding Hub - 2 hours, $25 with a 35% off discount

session 2: Glazing Gallery - 2 hours, $9 with a 35% off discount (book 2 weeks after session 1)

 
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Pottery Badge

Crafts made of clay have been around for thousands of years. People who have studies ancient history have found clay art  and everyday objects. Work your way through these steps to become a clay artist yourself! (Girls Scouts Activity Book, Potter, Page 1)

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Step 1

Find the pottery that is around you.  - that way you can get ideas for making your own. When you do one of these things, begin a writing notebook, to write your great ideas or draw a picture of something you have seen. (Girls Scouts Activity Book, Potter, Page 2)

Choose one: 


  • Visit an art gallery or museum (Creative Clay House Lounge meets this option)

or

  • Look for clay in your life

or

  • Look in books, magazines, or online for clay things (Creative Clay House Lounge meets this option)

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Step 2

Visit with a clay Expert! Ask this person to tell you about scoring, storing, wedging, and firing, and why each of these is important

Choose One: 

  • Visit a potter's studio (Creative Clay House Lounge meets this requirement option)

or

  • Invite a craft teacher to your meeting

or​

  • Go to a pottery class at a community center (Creative Clay House Lounge meets this requirement option)

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Step 3

Pots have been made from clay for thousands of years. Pots do more than hold flowers. People carry water, eat food and drink from them. Make your own simple pot. You could use it to hold jewelry, candy or pencils. (Girls Scouts Activity Book, Potter, Page 3)

Choose One: 

  • Make a pinch pot (Creative Clay House Lounge meets this requirement option)

or​

  • Make a coil pot (Creative Clay House Lounge meets this requirement option)

or​

  • Make a slap pot (Creative Clay House Lounge meets this requirement option)

Your troop can make all 3 during a Handbuilding Hub session

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Step 4

Make Some Clay Decorations. (Girls Scouts Activity Book, Potter, Page 4)

Choose One: 

  • Decorate a tile (Creative Clay House Lounge can meet this requirement option)

or

  • Make a pinch or slab sculpture (Creative Clay House Lounge can meet this requirement option)

or

  • Make beads for Jewelry (Creative Clay House Lounge can meet this requirement option)

Troops can make these things during their handbuilding hub session

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Step 5

Paint and Glaze! Glaze is a special glaze paint. It changes in heat to make bright colors and add shine. Make sure a potter or teach helps your use glaze. (Girls Scouts Activity Book, Potter, Page 5)

Choose one: 

  • Dip your pottery (Creative Clay House Lounge meets this requirement option) 

or

  • Paint on glaze (Creative Clay House Lounge meets this requirement option)

or

  • Sponge paint your pottery (Creative Clay House Lounge meets this requirement option)

Once their pottery that is made during step 3-4 dries (this takes about a week to a week and half and is bisque fired, they can paint their own pottery pieces in a second session on another visit. Book the Glazing Gallery session about 2 weeks after the handbuilding session.