|View From Alki Beach, the Alki Bath House is on the left.|
West Seattle sometimes feels like a small town, it has a very strong sense of community and the beach culture at Alki allows one to slow down the pace of life to admire the beauty around.
The Alki Bath House is also a historic building, in 2012 it celebrated it's 100th birthday! In addition to being the oldest bath house on the entire west coast, it also can boast as having one of the smallest, yet lovely pottery studios ever.
|This is the view looking northwest. The Olympic Mountains make a beautiful background.|
Ted Johnson, an Alki studio participant and healer at Admiral Healing Arts, made a short video of me making a cup on the pottery wheel at Alki studio. Although I make it look easy, it takes a lot of practice to learn how to center a piece of clay consistently. In order to make good pottery a person must constantly strive for excellence. Over time the quest for quality craftsmanship becomes apparent, and taking time to do things right becomes very important. As you fine tune your abilities, it is important to try new directions and make attempts at new shapes, sizes, alterations, clay bodies and form.
|The studio allows for a wide range of work, we have an extruder for hand building, and a large canvased table for rolling out slabs. We also have plenty of bowls of slip ready for classes and open studio work.|
You can also register by contacting the Alki Community Center at 206 684 7430.
|An interesting sunset|
|These are some of the wares that were made and fired at the Alki studio.|