Sunday, December 29, 2013

Adult pottery

Pottery classes,   (beginner level)
Adults. 6 classes  $165   (limit 6 students)

Vera will be teaching.  Call to register, come in or paypal for class.
Mondays Jan 27 -Feb 3  6:30-8:30 $165

Hand building. Learn the basics of hand building, score, slip, coils, pinch pots, beads or any sort of sculpture. Let your imagination guide you.
Class includes:
1 bag with class sign up  ($15 bag for sale here if you need more)
(Second time students can try the wheel)
We use only white clay at this studio.
6 week evening class, with 5 weekly open studio days available to you.
Saturdays/Sunday 11-4pm for 5 weeks of class.
We have clean up standards to keep in the studio, so please help to maintain cleanliness in the studio. We'll cover it in the first class.

Please park on Street... dress warm, the studio gets chilly
Questions, please call 206-767-7735
Village Green Perennial Nursery
10223 26th Ave Sw Seattle Wa. 98146

Friday, December 27, 2013

Parent/child or 2 teens blacksmith workshop

Jan 7, 9  2014 1-2:30pm (FULL)     or    Jan 14, 16 1-2:30pm
 Two classes per session, please call to confirm your sign up
or Call to schedule a class $165
only 1 parent/child per class, so please call or email to confirm.
Must sing a release waiver.
7 and up is best,
Very basic introduction to blacksmith
Skill level, beginner. We'll choose an easy project, a fire poker, or an S hook.
We'll hammer iron, learn proper posture and holding techniques, shop safety and more
I'll demo then you can try your 'arm and hammer'
Must wear canvas or denim pants, fitted cotton long sleeve shirt, wear layers. Flannel shirt, denim shirt, leather shoes. No synthetic materials. They can melt and burn skin.
Hair must be tied back. NO Fleece, no baggy clothes.
Can offer private instruction.
Bring goggles, leather gloves if you have them

Monday, December 16, 2013

Happy holidays to you and your family!


 Season's Greetings!

                                         Happy holiday's to you and your family!
   What a wonderful Holiday season we have had, many thanks to you all for the support. The tree lot was a huge success and Mardi had a great time here crafting beautiful one of a kind wreaths and garland. She will still be here making them, however the trees are ending soon. If you'd like to place an order for Garland or Wreath, please contact here directly. 206-718-0126.

   The Village Green pottery studio is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Vera is onsite those days, typically in the studio. I have many gift items, including some of my photography printed on aluminum. Small Pottery items (what's left after the Studio tour sale) and some hand forged items like wreath hooks for over the door, towel racks, and plant hangers, as well as the fire pit cook set.  I also have copies of  Debra Prinzing's books for sale.  Photographs by David Perry. A great gift for the gardener! 

   Many stated to me over the holiday sales they had no idea that I work all these crafts. (there's even more!!!)  I have not made it widely known as I was not ready to teach them until now, good news!  I am ready to offer classes, workshops and studio time here. I post the classes on my website events page. I plan to offer retreat weekends hosting guest teachers, skilled in the art of Floral arrangement, herbal medicines, cooking and healthy food options, healthy soils, compost toilets outdoor pizza oven building and more.   

   My dream is and has always been for Village Green to become the HUB in White Center for collaboration, education and community. If you want us to remain here, please offer us your time and assistance in making this happen. It really does take a Village. 
        We welcome volunteers to assist in this venture. If you have an idea and want a venue for house concerts, music in the gardens, food workshops, instructional workshops, hands on creative work, private tours, outdoor movies, Yoga retreats, please share! What would you like to teach or share?   See photos for wedding space ideas.  Village Green has always served as a healing space for me.  I plan to work towards that as a use of this terrific space.
     The blue house on the property is available for rent as a furnished home through
if you have family coming to town.  
                                 A sneak peak at the house, 'Tall cedars cottage' 
   If you would like to know more or participate in creating an event here, please call or write for more information. Please enjoy the changes and help us to grow into a space that is even more beneficial to this community.

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Happy holidays. Spread the warmth. Give a secret gift to someone who may not have a Christmas otherwise.

Today is the last day to turn in the giving tree donations for Jubilee women's shelter, from the Village Green giving tree.
If you'd still like to give a gift, please send a gift card redeemable to Fred Meyer, Target, Ross to Jubilee women's shelter.

Jubilee Women's Center
620 18th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112
p (206) 957-5512 / f (206) 329-3320 / Check out Jubilee's blog!

Rebuilding lives, one extraordinary woman at a time

Please note that you are making a contribution in connection to Village Green.

Thank you

Vera Johnson and Mardi Ledbetter