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Make Tea Cups at an Artist’s Home Studio

Make your own hand built cup and enjoy a cup of tea at Carytown Teas

  • 85 US dollars
  • 10708 Fernridge Ct. Richmond, VA 23236

Service Description

Highlights - Design and make your own hand built cup with a ceramics artist, Tracy Shell. - Immerse yourself in the artist studio and enjoy the view of her garden and greenhouse. -Tracy will glaze and fire your cup and bring it to Carytown Teas a week later. - Enjoy a cup of tea with your handmade cup. - The experience is about 120 minutes. ***Payment Methods*** Your booking is not final until sending payment to host. Please make a note stating your name and date of reservation. Venmo: @Tracy-Shell-1 Experience Detail In her backyard studio, Tracy will demonstrate several hand building techniques used to design and create unique pieces of functional art. Participants will then form 1 to 2 cups or mugs based on their own designs. Artwork will be glazed, fired and delivered to participants at Carytown Tea where you will be able to enjoy a cup of tea using your very own custom cup! Cups will be ready to be picked up 14 days after the experience. About “As a maker of utilitarian objects, I feel it is a privilege to make work that will transform routine activities into aesthetic experiences. I am curious about what characteristics of hand-made pottery elevate these objects to treasured possessions while embracing their utilitarian characteristics. My investigative process is fueled by a desire to explore the relationship between engaging form and practical function.” Tracy Shell received her Masters of Fine Arts Degree from The School for American Crafts at Rochester Institute of Technology in New York state, and Bachelor of Fine Arts from University of Montevallo in Alabama. She also apprenticed with Echizen potter, Juroemon Fujita, in Japan for three years. Prior to moving to Richmond in 2019, Tracy held the position of Professor of art and art history and art department chair at Midland University in Fremont, NE. She currently teaches from her home studio, at Virginia State University and the Visual Art Center of Richmond. Inclusions - Instruction on how to hand build cup forms. - A cup of tea. - Materials to make 2 cups. Exclusions - Transportation to and from the location. - Extra teas you wish to purchase. Remarks - Please be reminded to come to the class on time. - Please acknowledge your allergies before the experience starts. - Please wear cool comfortable clothes, the studio is not climate controlled.

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

Guests can cancel reservations 7 days before the Experiences with a full refund minus 5% third-party transaction fee; 5 days before the Experiences with a 70% refund; and 2 days before the Experiences with a 50% refund. If the experience is scheduled to take place within forty-eight hours, the Guests will not be entitled to a refund. Please contact to process refund if your experience will take place within 7 days. *Some hosts have their own cancellation policy, please see the experience description section for each experience.

Contact Details

1717 Innovation Center, East Cary Street, Richmond, VA, USA

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