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Belltower Artisans Bring Pop Up Pottery Classes & Coffee Shop to Minglewood Hall This Summer

Photos: The Belltower Artisans

Photos courtesy of The Belltower Artisans.

Looking for a new and fun hobby for the summer? Belltower Artisans is offering pop-up pottery classes and a pop up coffee shop at Minglewood Hall from May 5th to August 15th.

the belltower artisans

Photo: The Belltower Artisans

Belltower Artisans will hold weeklong pottery classes along with a pop up coffee shop in Minglewood Hall. They will offer day classes from 1-4pm and night classes from 6-9pm to accommodate anyone interested in learning the ins and outs of pottery. Classes will cost $200 per person and master classes are $250 per person for 15 hours across 5 days. The variety of classes offered are made for those who are beginners in pottery and also those who have experience. From kids to adults there is a place for everyone at the studio.

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Micah Dempsey, Anna Rogers and Christopher Galbreath

Belltower Artisans was co-founded by Memphis natives, Micah Dempsey and Christopher Galbreath who now attend Lipscomb University. The two have been friends since high school when they attended Harding Academy where they took a ceramics class all four years. Through their interest in pottery this is where they decided to become business partners, thus creating Belltower Artisans. Ever since they started at Lipscomb this past fall, their business has taken off on campus and in the Nashville area which inspired them to come back to Memphis for the summer to offer these pop-up classes.

“We’ll also be hosting a weekly open mic night as we try to foster a communal environment. We really want our space to be about more than just our business. If there’s any way that we can open our space to the public for various events, we want to make it happen.” – Christopher Galbreath, co-founder of Belltower Artisans

The Belltower Artisans

Photo: The Belltower Artisans

Their coffee shop will be open Monday through Saturday from 9:30am-11pm. It will be a full service coffee bar and all the mugs they serve out to customers will be handmade by Christopher, Micah and their interns. Their mugs and other ceramics will also be for sale in house this summer.

Pottery Class Info:

  • Cost: $200
  • Location: Minglewood Hall
  • Includes: 15 hours of teaching, 25lbs of clay, glazes for fired pottery, and both firings to finish pieces

Beginner class dates available:

  • May 29 – June 2 6-9 pm
  • June 12 – June 15 1-4 pm
  • June 26 – June 30 6-9 pm
  • July 10 – July 14 1-4 pm
  • July 24 – July 28 6-9 pm

Intermediate class dates available:

  • June 12 – June 15 6-9 pm
  • July 3 – July 7 6-9 pm
  • July 10 – July 14 6-9 pm
  • July 17 – July 21 1-4 pm

Learn more about Belltower Artisans and follow them on Facebook and Twitter for updates.

Interested in taking classes this summer? Contact them at or stop by the coffee shop.

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