Spend a week creating your own advanced apothecary, including medicines, jars, and tools. Learn advanced herbal medicine, including formulas for treating serious, acute injuries and illnesses at home, as well as signs and symptoms that indicate when to transfer to the clinic or hospital. Create an apothecary of advanced herbal formulas to take home, and build a variety of pots, jars and tools to make and store your medicine. Learn to use traditional methods of clay construction (coil, slab, and pinch) and multiple firing processes for finished work.
*If you are interested in a work-study position, please see our work study page and email this class’s facilitator here .
Mac McCusker received a Bachelor of Arts from Armstrong State University and a Master of Fine Arts in Ceramics from Georgia State University. He is a former resident artist and current instructor at Odyssey Clayworks in NC. He uses utilitarian vessels, ceramic sculpture, installations, and socially engaged craft to educate uninformed audiences about the LGBTQ community and to elevate voices that are not being heard. He is currently a full-time studio artist and instructor in Asheville, NC.
Finwall Scott graduated from Blazing Star Herb School in 1993 and has been practicing and teaching community herbal medicine for 25 years. Finwall has also been a registered nurse for 10 years.