Greensboro College Offers Pottery Course for the Blind

"GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Greensboro College will host a pottery course for visually-impaired people, "Visions in Clay," beginning Wednesday, April 13.

The course is free, but limited to six participants. To register, contact the organizer, Bonnie Hitchcock, at 336-255-6325 or

The course runs 10 a.m.-noon Wednesdays through May 18 in the ceramics room in Cowan Humanities Building on campus.

"Clay is a tactile medium and allows students to see with their hands," says Hitchcock, who operates the Clay Bakery Studio in her Greensboro home and is offering the course along with Greensboro College's Department of Art.

The class will begin with simple hand building techniques before moving on to the potter's wheel and then to glazing the works.

"Creative expression is inherently therapeutic," Hitchcock says.

Greensboro College provides a liberal-arts education grounded in the traditions of the United Methodist Church and fosters the intellectual, social, and, spiritual development of all students while supporting their individual needs.

Founded in 1838 and located near downtown Greensboro, the college enrolls about 1,000 students from 29 states and territories, the District of Columbia and seven foreign countries in its undergraduate liberal-arts program and four master's degree programs. In addition to rigorous academics and a well-supported Honors program, the school features a 17-sport NCAA Division III athletic program and dozens of service and recreational opportunities."

- A Press Release

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