Waynesboro’s 1st Annual Wizarding Festival (decorating)

This past Friday and Saturday was my town’s first annual Wizarding Festival. A celebration of all things related to the wonderful world of Harry Potter. Before the festival there was a lot of prep that went into getting the ceramic studio ready for the weekend.
My friend Lesley printed out all the Harry Potter fliers and proclamations you see above and we spent one evening hanging them all.

I created floating candles for the front window. You can find the tutorial I followed for those here.
Lesley created a lightening bolt stencil and we used spray chalk to help the bolts lead up to our door since the studio is located about a block off of the main square downtown. This was my first time using spray chalk, and though it is messier then I imagined, it’s really amazing. I can’t wait to try it again for future events at the studio.

When we first found out about the festival we reached out to guild members and asked them to create some magical ceramics to sell in the studio during the event. I cut out gold lightening bolts from paper to hang above the display table. We used some glittery tulle fabric to cover the table and displayed all the items in the center of the room.
We had lots of fun pulling everything together, and I am already excited about the planning for next year’s event. I’ll have more photos soon from all the parts of the festival we attended.

September Ceramic Studio Class



Starting this month I will begin to teach monthly classes at the ceramic studio. This month’s project is part of our town’s Wizard Festival..a celebration of Harry Potter fans. For my September class we will be making delicate doily trinket dishes from these amazing handmade doilies I found at the last Salvation Army Fabric Fair. Of course students are welcome to bring their own doily or other textured item to use to make their dishes one of a kind. You can find all my classes as they become available (usually about a month in advance) here at the studio’s website. We have four different teachers at the studio, but each class lists who is teaching it and if its at the Waynesboro studio or Mont Alto campus. FYI all my classes will be held at the Waynesboro studio.