Potter’s House Ministry

Welcome to The Potter’s House at First Presbyterian Church of Annandale, Virginia!


Announcing a Pottery Show!


On Saturday, December 1, 2018, the Potter’s House will host a Pottery Show and Sale to showcase the most recent work of our senior pastor, Dr. Chris Looker. This show will take place in the sanctuary from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and will feature a silent auction.

Dr. Looker has been throwing pottery for the last 35 years, having been “bitten by the bug” during his college years. He has been teaching pottery classes here at FPCA for the past 5 years, the most recent a 6-session beginners’ throwing class earlier this autumn.  At the same time, as well as during the past summer, he has thrown and glazed these large bowls and vases for the upcoming show.

While the show will focus its spotlight on Dr. Looker’s beautiful large bowls and vases, it may also feature pieces which student potters have made. Dr. Looker and his students have made their pottery in joy and gratitude, and now donate it all to the glory of God. We hope this same spirit of giving will inspire show-goers to donate generously, as the Holy Spirit of God guides them. Donations will go to the Emergency Relief Fund, for mission teams’ response to natural disasters, and to the Potter’s House Fund to buy clay, glazes, and tools.

In addition, members of the FPCA Mission of the Holy Spirit Fellowship will be offering tamales and other delicious Guatemalan food. All proceeds from the sale of this homemade food will go to assist those in Guatemala who are still recovering from the effects of the recent volcanic disaster. Complimentary coffee, lemonade, and cookies will also be available.

Please share news of this show with your friends and acquaintances!  We hope to attract people from the neighborhood to this special event.  By doing this, we will be able to introduce our neighbors to our church and our wonderful Potter’s House Ministry! We want everyone to know that the arts are “alive and well” here at FPCA!

So, please save this date: Saturday, December 1, 2018; 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m Thank you!




Pottery for Beginners Class (6-week pottery throwing course)


The Pottery Instructor at our Potter’s House Ministry is also our Senior Pastor, The Rev. Dr. Chris Looker.  He has worked with clay and taught others to throw clay on pottery wheels for the past 35 years.  Dr. Looker will be teaching a new six-week long Pottery for Beginners Class from September 5th to October 10th, 2018.  The six classes will be held every Wednesday from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM.  Each class will begin with the sharing of prayer concerns and prayer.  Then, Dr. Looker will begin teaching everyone the TWELVE BASIC TECHNIQUES that needed to “throw” bowls, vases, cups, and other beautiful forms on any of our six potter’s wheels.

All materials and tools will be provided for those who register and attend.  We humbly ask for a donation of $15.00 per class from each participant.  None of this money will go to Dr. Looker, but is needed to help pay for the clay, glazes, tool replacement, and equipment upkeep.