By Walter Munday
Meet Rebekah Frost Flint – a Pottery Artisan at Beechmont Community Center in South Louisville. Rebekah joined the staff of Beechmont Community Center in May, and began teaching pottery classes in September.
Rebekah was born in Nairobi, Kenya, to parents working in a Ugandan mission doing theological education and healthcare. Her first experience with clay was a Rift Valley Academy, an international boarding school in Kenya where she enrolled in three pottery classes.
Rebekah attended Union University in Jackson, TN, where she obtained a B.A. degree in Art (emphasis in ceramics). She also received a minor in Education and completed her K-12 teacher licensure in 2010.
After graduating, Rebekah taught several art & pottery classes at her high school in Kenya for two years (2010-2012) before moving to Louisville.
“I enjoy creating things and considering how the art I create might enrich the lives of others”, Rebekah said. “Although I love making art using a variety of media, pottery is a great way to interject art into anyone’s life; the finished products are useful additions to anyone’s kitchen or dining area.”
Rebekah has been making pottery at Beechmont for a year. She currently teaches a class on Monday mornings and Thursday evenings. The class is $50 for an 8-week course.
“It is a gift to be able to engage in creating! Teaching people how to work with clay is also very fulfilling in that I have the joy of facilitating others’ discovery and delight,” she said.
For more information, contact
Beechmont Community Center
205 Wellington Avenue
Louisville, Kentucky 40214