Clay Station – Pottery Wheel & Clay Modelling
Pottery Classes & Workshops
Classes starting at La Casita with an incredibly talented multi lingual Instructor- Sabine.
** Classes can be offered in English, Spanish, Italian & French **
Pursue it as a serious hobby that eventually turns into a lucrative business or learn for the sake of casual exploration, Children & Adults benefit from the many creative and therapeutic properties of this unique art form.
Pottery as Therapy
For adults who live with depression and bipolar disorder, the use of pottery therapy seems to show promising signs in alleviating symptoms and providing a non-threatening environment in which therapy to not only relax but also encourage creative energy. When treating depression, pottery therapy promotes the use of care, attention to detail, and the use of both water and heat to create a final product.
”I realized that when you focus just on the clay, you’re distracted from your problems, especially if you’re in distress,” she said. ”Best of all, clay is magical. There is no right or wrong. Whatever you produce helps increase a feeling of self worth.”- Martin , Owner a prosthetic service Company
Creative expression can give you a new language for dealing with emotional issues; through artistic production you are able to give form to your thoughts while engaging in thoughtful, deliberate activity. Pottery can be a particularly effective component of mental health disorder treatment, as it incorporates physical movement and tactile sensation with meditative practice. By creating both decorative and utilitarian objects, you are able to explore your creative needs and gain a sense of mastery over both your body and your psychological state. The process of pottery creation can be deeply relaxing and pleasurable, providing solace from troubling thought patterns and behaviors. The treatment program at Bridges to Recovery offers pottery classes to enhance the therapeutic experience of our clients and teach them new skills to help them move toward increased self-esteem, emotional regulation, and a sense of wholeness. Source : www.bridgetorecovery.com