The Clay Café bus brings ceramics to schools and neighborhoods in Visalia

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VISALIA, Calif. (KFSN) — The bus rolled through the Visalia area bringing ceramics to schools and neighborhoods.

“It’s kinda empowering, and people tell me to honk. Honk. It’s a lot of fun. I can’t believe I can do it. When I bought it, I was so scared. I’m like I can ride this It’s 36 feet long I can and so I think it brings joy,” Adina Escarsega said.

Escarsega is the owner of Clay Café, a mobile art studio.

Action News saw her bringing creativity to children at the Visalia Montessori school.

“I really like it. It’s really fun to be on the bus,” said student Gabi Warmerdam.

Escarsega had a ceramics store but was forced to close during the pandemic.

“When COVID happened it kind of closed our doors. I stayed open for six months and kind of felt it. I realized it was going to be a long term thing. So I had already bought that old bus,” Escarsega mentioned.

She turned a yellow bus into an art studio on wheels. Now she can continue her activities and meet people of all ages, participate in parties or help customers express their creativity.

“That way they stay put, and they finish a project, and they end up with something finished for mom and dad that they’ll treasure for a lifetime,” Escarsega said.

You can try your hand at ceramics. Clay Café will be out at Fur Baby May Day Clay Day. It’s May 1st in Visalia.

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