Taste of Clay Introduces Ceramic Arts to Lubbock

By Jessica Carr

The Helen DeVitt Jones Clay Studio at the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts brings a unique ceramic arts presence to the Lubbock community every Thursday night with its Taste of Clay class.

Taste of Clay is a free and open event to anyone who is interested in learning about ceramic art. The studio has an experienced and knowledgeable staff that teaches different ceramic techniques to any newcomers to the class.

“We started Taste of Clay as a place where people could come in and get their hands dirty, play in the mud and get experience with clay,” Roger Holmes, studio manager, said.

Taste of Clay has been the most popular class the clay studio offers, Holmes said. With its popularity, the class has established a group of regulars who attend every week.

Shana Williams and her grandmother Gay Cline are two of the regulars, and they have attended Taste of Clay for about two years.

“We come every week,” Williams said. “It is kind of our girl’s night out, now.”

Besides the regulars, many of the attendees at Taste of Clay are people looking for something different to do in Lubbock who happened to stumble upon the event.

For those who are interested in the Taste of Clay class, it is held every Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Helen DeVitt Jones Clay Studio at LHUCA.

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