In the fall of 2021, Arbutus Folk School began offering open studio time dedicated to and led by BIPOC artists and community members (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) with ceramicist Mariella Luz. Since the summer of 2022, the class has been led by instructor Hyung Mo Chu, who brings experience in both handbuilding and wheelthrowing. Students of all skill levels are welcome to attend, including those with little to no experience in the craft.
This class is open to anyone who would like to participate, and is offered at no cost to participants thanks to the leadership of a small group of local ceramicists, the generosity of thirty regional artists who contributed to a special fundraising auction, and the support of dozens of donors as well as the Nisqually Indian Tribe and the Washington State Arts Commission. Thank you!
You can help this program continue and grow by earmarking a donation here. Please help us spread the word about this opportunity to members of the South Sound community by sharing on your social media and through word of mouth.
To participate, please register for an upcoming session through our website here. Attend as few or as many sessions as you’d like, and check back often to see when new dates are posted for sign-ups. Pre-registering guarantees you a spot, while drop-ins may be turned away if the class has reached capacity. Please note that this is currently the only class at Arbutus that is accepting drop-ins.
For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 360-350-0187.