Drop In: First Clay for Little Ones
Come let your little one discover what they can do with clay. Fingers, tools, toys, shells, and more will be available for them to make shapes, patterns, or anything anywhere their explorations take them. Access to clay helps foster developmental growth in hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, literacy, numeracy, and much more. It promotes self-confidence, encourages expression, and develops problem-solving skills. Most of all, it is fun!
Fiona Davis, Ceramics Director, was born and educated in the UK, where she studied early childhood education and development. She immigrated to the United States with her husband and moved to Vermont in 1988. Fiona first took pottery with Jenny Swanson and worked with her at the League of NH Craftsmen and later at Dartmouth College’s Ceramic Workshops. Fiona was apprenticed to Miranda Thomas at her workshop in Quechee and followed her to Bridgewater, VT, where she worked alongside Ara Cardew. During this time she taught at the ArtPost, started by Caroline Bardos. Fiona came to ArtisTree in 2012 to begin the ceramics program and to help provide outreach opportunities to different communities within the Upper Valley.