Instructor: Anya Messina & Brian Taylor
1 - 4pm
In this fun, empowering hands-on workshop you'll learn about the healing powers of native botanicals to help support your immune system, as we head into winter! We'll explore elderberry, wild cherry, usnea, burdock, mullein, sorrel, goldenrod, garlic. You’ll learn how to identify and harvest in the field, and leave with several extracts you’ve made in class. A great base for anyone wanting concrete knowledge of making tonics, elixirs, extracts. The last hour of class we’ll get dirty with a fun clay project where you’ll make your own mortar and pestle with Brian Taylor.
Anya Messina’s greatest passion is sharing her knowledge of plant medicine with others. A practicing herbalist, she completed advanced studies with Michael Tierra, Rosemary Gladstar, and Michael Moore, and led a holistic nutrition and herbal healing practice in NYC for 4 years. Currently she can be found in Eastham, creating Anya’s Herbals, a holistic, organic small batch skin care company, mothering two wonderful young daughters, and delighting in her garden.
Brian Taylor utilizes a broad range of techniques for his colorful functional pottery. He has been a resident artist, taught classes and worked for many art centers and universities across the country and is the Ceramics Program Director at Castle Hill. His work is exhibited nationally and he recently co-authored the book Glaze: The Ultimate Ceramic Artists Guide to Glaze and Color. He received his Masters of Fine Arts Degree from Alfred University and his Bachelors of Fine Arts from Utah State University.
The taste+making program is a series of classes that highlight the interdependent relationship of food and pottery. Students will enjoy a culinary experience taught by passionate local specialists and also get their hands dirty with a fun and easy clay project relating to the subject.