JAMESTOWN, NY (WNY News Now) – A new business which specializes in connecting people with visual arts and contemporary crafts officially opens in Jamestown on Tuesday.
A satellite program of Infinity Visual and Performing Arts, revenue from Pearl City Clay House will be used to provide scholarships to Jamestown area youth.
Located at 220 East Second Street, the project has been in development for several years, however, began operation with a soft opening late last fall.
The venture officially opens with a ribbon cutting celebration on Tuesday. Program Manager Debra Eck tells us there are classes for almost anyone looking to try the arts, like pottery.
“We have a bunch of different levels of classes, so you could take an explorer class, which is just a two-hour class where you could just try it, and see if you like it,” explained Eck. “Throwing on the wheel looks really, really easy when they do it on TV, but if you interview anyone of the people who have come in as beginners over the past couple of months, it looks a lot easier than it really is.”
In addition to wheel throwing, Pearl City Clay House offers other programing, including a variety of painting classes, embroidery and even yoga. To learn more about programming, visit pearlcityclayhouse.org.