Natural Pottery - February 20/March 5

Long before our modern day glass, metal, and plastic containers, native cultures all over the earth utilized the amazing natural resource of clay. During this hands on 2 day course you'll learn how to properly locate, harvest and process natural clay along with how to shape vessels using the coil method for collecting, storing and cooking. 

On our second day (two weeks after the first class) we will explore ancient firing techniques in order to forever change our clay containers into fully functional primitive pottery.  ENROLL HERE!


Upcoming Adult Classes 

With Texas' Premier Wilderness Survival School

Natural Pottery - February 20/March 5

Coiled Yucca Baskets - February 21

Introduction to Coyote Mentoring - February 28

Knot Tying 101 - March 5

Survival Bows - March 6

Camouflage and Concealment - March 6

Friction Fire - March 12

Vision Quest - March 13-18

Wilderness Survival 101 - March 19-20

Lithics: Primitive Stone Tools - April 2

Map Reading and Natural Navigation - April 2-3

Plant Medicine: Salves, Teas & Tinctures - April 3

Knife Making - April 8-10

Edible Plants - April 17

Medicinal Plants - April 24

Bird Language: Nest Robbers - April 24

Introduction to Native Awareness - April 30


Other adult classes and the full 2016 schedule


Upcoming Youth Classes

Knife Carving & Safety - February 20

Ninja Coyotes - February 27

Tracking Detectives - March 5

Plant Potions - March 26 

Muddy Shoes in Bastrop - March 26

Outdoor First Aid for Kids - April 2

Muddy Shoes in Bastrop - April 17

Primitive Projectiles - April 23

Trap Making - May 14

Muddy Shoes in Bastrop - May 22

Other youth classes and the full 2016 schedule


I have attended courses at ENWS for 4 years.  To call the classes "impactful" is a severe understatement.  They have been perspective altering.  To quote Thomas Henry Huxley:
"To a person uninstructed in natural history, his country or sea-side stroll is a walk through a gallery filled with wonderful works of art, nine-tenths of which have their faces turned to the wall. Teach him something of natural history, and you place in his hands a catalogue of those which are worth turning around."
Earth Native's classes are mostly outdoors, always interesting, and a great way to change your perspective.  As for me, it has granted me a catalogue (to reference the quote) that now permeates the way I perceive the natural world.  Instead of a city-boy with zero confidence in the wilderness, I now feel competent to the level of comfort in being part of nature.
I owe a lot to ENWS and will never be able to repay the debt. - JB


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