SEAVIEW - "Make prayer hands," said Karen Brownlee as she placed her hands together as if she was going to bless the lump of spinning clay below her. "We're going to start at the bottom and squeeze together. Now lift to the ceiling. Squeeze and squeeze and squeeze."

Brownlee was instructing a small group of children, including Elizabeth Kulm and Skylar Kendall (BELOW) who were attending one of her family pottery workshops last Friday afternoon. Brownlee hosts the workshops at her spacious pottery studio, located at her Seaview home.

While some students - which included more than kids - worked on making and painting a holiday gift or ornament, others like James Kulm (ABOVE) tried their hand multiple times at the pottery wheel.

Brownlee will be offering another family workshop on Saturday Dec. 1. She also hosts a "girls night out" session on Sunday nights and is available for open studio time for individuals as well. Brownlee has been a potter for several years and in the last few has opened her studio to students looking to try a new medium or become more proficient in the art of pottery.

For more information about workshops or studio time you can contact Brownlee at 642-4780.

- Damian Mulinix

Observer staff photojournalist

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