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Pottery and the Power of Hospitality

Dates: 3/7-3/10/2021

Total Cost: $TBD

Trip Leader: Shelly Crowell


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What is the purpose of this SPARC course? To learn more about the history and process of pottery—both hand built and wheel-thrown pottery–through instruction, experimentation and discovery.

What does the cost include? All course materials (approximately 25 pounds of clay, use of pottery wheel and access to pottery studio, use of sculpting tools, use of aprons, glazing and firing), 5 days of professional instruction, transportation to and from the pottery studio, lunch off campus


8:45 Meet and Brook Hill and travel to the pottery studio in Tyler

  • Adjusting Sails Dirtworks, 2461 Earl Campbell Pkwy, Tyler, TX 75701
  • Participants should wear casual comfortable clothing such as sweatpants and t-shirts; aprons will be provided but plan on getting dirty

9:30-12:30 Pottery Class With Professional Instructor

12:30-1:00 Clean Up After Class

1:00-2:30 Lunch in Tyler

  • Locations will vary and depend on student input and lesson topics

2:30-end Return to campus. Discuss the power of hospitality and how Jesus uses hospitality as an avenue to invite others to join His family.

  • Discussion derived from some of Sue Donaldson’s books ( describing practical hospitality. Sue started Welcome Heart to share God’s invitation to know Him deeper and follow Him better, and to inspire believers to pass on His invitation through simple hospitality.

***Please be advised, due to the ever changing COVID climate, all Brook Hill travelers are expected to abide by international, domestic, and local rules and regulations. These could change between now and SPARC week. Trip leaders will communicate any changes or updates.