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.