While I was surfing the net this long weekend, I came across a friend, Mia Casal, who was sharing a post on Clay Ave. It got me interested as I was looking for decorative things that I could have in our condo. I wanted these items to not just be beautiful but also significant to me & my husband. And nothing is more personal than a decorative vase we made ourselves.

Mia describes herself and her background thus:
I am a Manila-based potter who has joined some pottery exhibitions in the Philippines and in New York City. I learned the process of making pottery from the masters of the craft in The Philippines. In NYC, where I stayed for two years (2006-2008), I attended lectures and workshops in the finest pottery studios such as The Greenwich House of Pottery, La Mano, The Brickhouse Ceramic Art Center, and The Mudpit. I spend most of my time creating my handmade pots in a Japanese-owned studio, Togei Kyoshitsu. Personally, the process of pottery-making is a time for prayer. Working on the wheel, is like communicating with God. As I transform pieces out of clay, I get transformed inside and out. – from http://clayave.weebly.com/mia-casal.html

She offers private lessons that be conducted in the privacy of your own home. of course, there are classes in her studio — you’ll have to check the schedules though and sign up ahead of time: http://clayave.weebly.com/summer-schedule.html

You can get the rates by emailing Clay Ave at clay.ave@gmail.com.

Oh, before I end, I know you’re going to be looking for this anyway, so let me spare you the effort:

Image from: http://katescritiques.wordpress.com

Whew. Ok, with that out of the way, I hope you do check out Clay Ave. Pottery is a creative and cathartic experience that you should really try at least once.

Clay Ave Pottery Studio
Email : clay.ave@gmail.com
Landline : +632.3482342
Mobile : +63.922.8347859
Address : 27 Riverview Drive, Blue Ridge B, Quezon City
Look for Mia.

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About The Author

Ginger is the General Manager of ManilaWorkshops.com. She is also the co-founder of a tech start-up company called Turn Up Trumps, Inc. She is a business coach and has her own program called Love the Leap. She has been a blogger since 2005, writing for MommyGinger.com, ManilaFitness.com and ManilaReviews.com. She graduated MA in Communications Major in Integrated Marketing Communications from the University of Asia and the Pacific. She worked as an account executive for a couple of ad agencies. She also managed a food franchise store. Her longest corporate stint was as a product manager for a known bank in the Philippines.

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