Soft-Slab Construction: The Basics and Beyond


  • Penland School of Crafts Penland, NC

This workshop will demystify working with soft slabs and offer the essential components needed to create unique slab-built pots. Students will learn the basics of working with earthenware clay slabs and paper patterns, beginning with simple functional forms and expanding to include components such as lids, feet, and spouts. There will also be time allotted for surface treatment using terra sigillata and underglazes. We’ll have ongoing discussions of function, scale, and the importance of intent. The workshop will emphasize one-on-one interaction in a supportive environment where experimentation is encouraged and individual development is nurtured. All levels welcome.