Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Discover treasures at Clayworks

Young potters inspired to love clay

Express Staff Writer

Ella Wolter exhibits her clay creations at Boulder Mountain Clayworks. Courtesy photo

Boulder Mountain Clayworks in Ketchum has planned a summer of clay camps focusing on pirates and treasures—while inspiring young potters to improve their skills.

Seven- to 12-year-old clay campers will take over the Boulder Mountain Clayworks to search for lost ships, buried treasure and fearsome pirates, both men and women.

Beth Rogers and Keith Moses will lead aspiring clay pirates to create pirate masks, sea chests filled with treasure, X-marks-the-spot treasure maps and pirate flags.

Camp sessions are July 11-15, July 18-22, July 25-29, Aug. 1-5 and Aug. 8-12. Cost of each five-day session is $135. Camps take place from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Registration is imperative with a deposit of $50 to reserve a space.

For teenagers, Boulder Mountain Clayworks has two beginning sessions for throwing and one intermediate five-day class this summer.

Lauren Street teaches the beginning throwing sessions from July 25-29 and Aug. 1-5 from 1:30-4 p.m. She will teach these aspiring potters to make mugs, bowls and most things round. Susan Ward will teach intermediate potters and refine their skills.

Boulder Mountain Clayworks will select a project such as a teapot, set of mugs or an oval serving dish for campers to complete in five days. Classes are popular and early signup is recommended. Tuition is $150.

Clayworks is a nonprofit clay art education organization receiving funding from the Idaho Commission on the Arts and National Endowment for the Arts. For registration, call 726-4484, e-mail or visit

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