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Burnsville has many unique activities to offer! Below are some suggestions and links to local experiences we highly recommend to make your stay even more special.

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Pottery with High Country Ceramic Arts

Every Sunday 1–3p

Western NC is famous for its pottery artists and that includes High Country Ceramic Arts, a community studio and gallery. The gallery is open with pieces for sale by members, but visitors can have their own Pottery Experience! This experience is available exclusively to NuWray guests.

Option #1 Make Your Own

Make and paint your own piece with the guidance of HCCA staff!

Cost: $60/person (11 and up), $45/kids 6-10,

Free for kids 5 and under with an adult

Option #2 Paint a Premade Piece

Pick out one or more premade pieces that you can paint with underglaze!

Cost: Pay per piece, ranges from $20—$80


Reservation must be made Saturday night by 8:00 pm prior to the Sunday class.

*Completed pieces can be picked up or shipped for an additional fee.*

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Candle Making with Burnsville Candle Company

Make your own signature candle at Burnsville Candle Company’s very own Candle Central!

This 1 hour experience is taught by professional Chandler, Kem Muller. With thirty fragrance options to choose from, you get to select the scent that speaks to you and receive all the instruction you need to mix, pour, name & label your very own 9 oz candle.

Full details and booking on the BCC website.

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Glass Blowing with Hearth Glass & Gallery

At Hearth Glass, we offer a variety of class options to suit every glass enthusiast's needs. Our Make-Your-Own Glass classes allow individuals to channel their creativity and craft unique glass masterpieces under the guidance of our skilled instructors. For those seeking a more collaborative experience, our group or couples classes provide the perfect opportunity to learn and bond with friends, family, or coworkers. Additionally, our private lessons (call to book) offer a more in-depth and personalized attention for individuals looking to further enhance their glassblowing skills.

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