Instructor: Anya Messina & Chris Watt
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.
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.
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.
Christopher Watt recently completed his Master of Fine Arts degree at Utah State University in Logan, Utah. Prior to his graduate degree, he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University in Halifax, Canada and a three-year diploma in Art, Craft and Design from Kootenay School of the Arts at Selkirk College in Nelson, British Columbia, Canada.Structured within a practice-based discipline, Christopher’s work involves the procedures of wheel-thrown ceramics, atmospheric-firing conditions and locally sourced glazes. Selected accolades include the 2018 Graduate Student Instructor of the Year Award from the Caine College of the Arts at Utah State University. Artist residencies at the Centre for Ceramics Berlin (Germany) and the Banff Centre for the Arts (Canada).