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My workshops intend to demystify working with soft slabs and offer the essential components to creating unique slab built pots. Students will be introduced to the techniques of working with earthenware clay slabs and handmade paper patterns. They will begin with simple functional forms and expand to include components such as lids, feet, and spouts. If time permits, there will be discussion and work time allotted towards surface treatments such as terra sigillata, underglaze, and glaze. Shorter workshops do not include a firing.

Throughout the workshop, I will encourage open discussions on topics such as function, scale, and the importance of intention. I emphasize one-on-one interaction in a supportive, positive environment where experimentation is encouraged and individual development nurtured.

My workshops are open to all levels of clay enthusiasts.

 

Upcoming Workshops

I currently offer private and small group classes. Classes may be conducted in person, via email or face time (when applicable). Classes run anywhere from one day to once a week for multiple weeks; you decide what works best for you or your group. Classes will be held at my studio (Bakersville) or at the Toe River Arts Council Resource Room (Spruce Pine).  

CLASSES AVAILABLE IN THE STUDIO

  • Basic handbuilding
  • Low fire surface treatments
    (terra sigillata, underglazes, slip trailing)
  • Pattern Making
  • Project Specific (cups, creamers, boxes, etc.)

CLASSES AVAILABLE IN THE STUDIO & TELECOMMUNICATION

  • Generating Ideas for your work (tips and projects)
  • Creating an Artist Portfolio (artists statement, bio, resume)
  • General Marketing (how and where to sell your work)

Pick from the list above or inquire about a topic not listed. Mix and match to create the perfect class for you or your group. 
Email me for more information on prices and availability. Group discounts offered.