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The Basics and Beyond: Soft-Slab Handbuilding

  • Appalachian Center For Crafts Smithville, Tennessee (map)

This workshop intends to demystify working with soft slabs and offers the essential components to creating unique slab built pots. Students will be introduced to the techniques of working with earthenware clay slabs and paper patterns. They will begin with simple functional forms and expand to include components such as lids, feet, and spouts.

This workshop emphasizes one-on-one interaction in a supportive, positive environment where experimentation is encouraged and individual development nurtured. This workshop is designed to accommodate all clay enthusiasts from beginner to advanced.

Included in the workshop is a discussion and demonstration on surface treatment using terra sigillata and underglazes.

*Firing not included