Daily climbing a flight of stairs to the second floor of a building where classes are held, walking up and down hills. All sleeping & dining facilities are in one building, with approximately 300 yards walking required. Outside areas are mountainous.
Is breakfast your favorite meal of the day? If so, you're in for a treat! Breakfast options change daily, including dishes such as biscuits and gravy, sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs, grits, hash browns, French toast, pancakes, oatmeal (not the packaged kind either), and more. Standard offerings include fresh fruit, cereal, yogurt, granola, baked pastries, orange juice (and another juice option). Fresh coffee or hot tea will start your morning off right! Our breakfast buffet is served from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. in the Assembly Inn Dining Room (early morning coffee is available around 6:30 a.m.)
You will walk across the street from the Assembly Inn, and climb steps to the 2nd floor of the Sally Jones Pottery Studio. Clay can be pushed, pulled and pinched in countless ways. Our first project involves large flat slabs of clay that we will texture, cut and assemble to form soup bowls. Pinching and coiling of clay is an age-old method of forming pottery. For our second project, we will build a small open vessel or lidded jar combining pinching and coiling. Our focus will be on scoring and slipping to make our pieces water tight. We will consider different ways to fashion handles and decorative attachments. We'll have some refreshments to keep us going!
Lunch is served from 12:30 - 1:30 in the Assembly Inn Dining Room
Using textured slabs of clay, we will build boxes that are closed forms which when stiff will need to be cut apart to create a lid and base. This is a puzzle indeed! We will finish the afternoon preparing trays with slip for our scraffitto surface design project. Our class time will conclude around 3:15 and after which you'll have the opportunity to take a guided tour of Montreat or enjoy free time.
Dinner will be served from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Assembly Inn Dining Room
Evening program, (usually Fun in the Mountains... an opportunity to enjoy some of the recreational activities known to the mountain folk) from 7:00 to 8:00 games/cards and tv available in the lobby for fellowship. Perhaps a movie on a big screen, if the group is interested