I returned to this interesting and busy ceramic shop this morning. I had started a project months ago and forgotten it until a friend reminded me!
Yes! It's open!
Under the tutelage of a kind and experienced teacher/owner (standing in the back), many novice as well as experienced painters produce decorative items to display and give away.
This is MY masterpiece! I did one last year as a gift for a "secret sis". It turned out so well that I decided I'd like one myself. It takes a great deal of faith to believe that this one will end up being white with red berries...but I trust my instructor.
Teresa, the teacher/owner, said that people new to the art find it hard to believe that after firing, pieces will be come out the desired color. This, I think, is a fine illustration of faith.. Trusting God that in spite of what we see He is at work in the life yielded to Him. Believing that even the "firing" is part of the process! Having faith to rely on Him to produce a result that will honor Him and result in us becoming more like His Son, Jesus Christ.