When you step into Rabbit Creek Pottery, it feels like you are stepping into another world filled with fairies and fanciful designs. Locals and tourists alike gravitate to the warm environment of Annie Burrell’s cozy shop that she owns and operates with the help of her sister, Jenny Patton. Quirky works of art including illustrations, pottery, and fairy houses line the walls of the shop, waiting to be brought home.
“We really do what makes us happy. If it doesn’t make us happy, we won’t do it! That’s the philosophy,” said Burrell when describing what items she and her family choose to make for her store.
Burrell has now opened up her whimsical world for guests to share in her artistry and make their own treasures to take home. She offers drop-in classes, in which each participant is guided through a unique design, such as fairy houses, or more functional pieces like sugar and cream sets or casserole dishes.
Classes cost $40 per participant, which covers the cost of supplies and materials that are needed for each project. These relaxing, two-hour sessions allow guests to express themselves and create memories to last a lifetime. No experience is needed, but as these are primarily adult classes, Burrell invites guests to bring a bottle of wine and have a great time.
As an extra treat, Burrell and Patton make art pieces alongside class participants that they raffle off via a video on their Facebook page.
Burrell and Patton are very active on Facebook, posting new creations at least once a week. They advertise their drop-in classes one week in advance on their page. Customers can also sign up for updates on the email sign-up sheet at the register in Rabbit Creek. Private classes are available per request with one-week notice.
For more information on Rabbit Creek Pottery drop-in classes, or private class requests, visit their Facebook page at http://on.fb.me/1DqtKq5, or see Annie Burrell in person at the shop on 27 Church Street, in the heart of downtown Dillsboro. Customers may also call the shop to inquire about items and classes at (828)-371-3808.