In the fall of 2021, Arbutus Folk School began offering open ceramics studio time dedicated to and led by BIPOC artists and community members (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) with ceramicists Mariella Luz and Hyung Mo Chu.
In the fall of 2022, we updated the class model with participant and instructor feedback to deepen learning by replacing single-session drop-in classes with extended classes meeting over multiple weeks. This new model allows students to complete a series of projects and build new skills over time.
This class is open to anyone who would like to participate, and is offered at sliding scale 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. In 2023, classes are generously supported by the City of Olympia. 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. Community support like yours has a direct impact on the success of this special program.
To participate, please register through our course catalog. We are asking that students who complete a class allow others to participate once they have taken their turn. We also ask that students who enroll in a class bring a high level of commitment to attend each session in the series and stay for the duration of each class.
For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 360-350-0187.