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Phil's Phall Bowls

Join Phil to make this awesome bowl using a balloon!

  • 40 US dollars
  • 406 Lynn Street

Service Description

One of our newest instructors, Phil Holeman, was formerly a pen & ink/watercolor artist and textile designer. Unfortunately, a life-changing stroke at the age of 48 left Phil with limited use of his right hand. While in recovery, he came to us for some "clay therapy" and has found a way to stimulate his creative mind by making these beautiful prayer bowls. Phil has overcome and adapted to so much in the last 15 months. Pottery is his "therapy" now and he has been quite busy making these bowls for family and friends. He is a survivor! Phil has graciously agreed to teach us how to make his beautiful textured bowls! Using slabs of clay and a balloon, he will explain how he arrives at the simple and organic shapes. We will roll out clay into slabs and texture them with materials or stamps. Then we will lay the clay on the balloons and shape the bowls. You will choose a glaze color, and we will glaze them and fire them for you. They can be picked up in 3-4 weeks.

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

For workshops, clay and materials are prepared in advance, especially for you. To cancel or reschedule, please contact us at least 24 hrs. prior to your workshop. Full refund or credit if canceled before 24 hrs. If cancellation occurs after 24 hrs. in advance, there will be a cancellation fee of $10. No-shows will not receive a refund or credit. For ongoing classes/courses, missed sessions will not be refunded or credited. We may be able to schedule a make-up time, if available, during the course for which it was paid. Also, you should register online at least 12 hours prior to the start of a class because that is the default cutoff time. Please call or text to check availability if you want to register within 12 hours of the time of the class.

Contact Details

  • Impotters Clayworx, Lynn Street, Danville, VA, USA


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