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Workshop - Intro into Pottery: Hand Building

  • Lisa C. Warren, Studio 1260 Dauphin Street Mobile, Alabama 36527 United States (map)

Have fun while learning the fundamentals of pottery hand building in this immersive and intermittent 3 day workshop. This workshop is perfect for those who don’t have any experience working with clay as we will focus on hand-building techniques such as:

  • slab building

  • coil rolling

  • form pinching

We will create a piece of work from each technique and create 3 functional pottery pieces or more if time allows! While working, we will also learn about ceramic vocabulary and all the fun ways to use everyday objects to get incredible texture and decoration on our finished pieces. All projects will be guided by Lisa and she will work along with the students in order to demonstrate how to properly handle the clay and help with hand-eye coordination.

This workshop will span, intermittently, over 3 days. The first day will be a full day of learning, building, and completing our wonderful pottery pieces. During the first day, we will also schedule an upcoming day for us all to return for a 3 hour glazing session. We will also schedule the third and final day to come in and meet for an hour to pick up our glazed and finished pieces. During this final session, we will close the workshop by discussing what we learned and what we love about each other’s work.

During the first day, we will take breaks as needed and will stop for lunch as well. Please bring a snack lunch. Coffee and water is offered for free.

All materials are included, however, please consider bringing the following to make yourself as comfortable as possible:

  • Apron or smock.

  • Towel (Towels will be available, however, if you’d like to use your own, please feel free to bring one).

  • Wear comfy and non-restrictive clothing that you don’t care too much about - clay can be messy. A private dressing area is available should you need to bring a change of clothing.

Important Information:

  • All experience levels are welcome and will be fun for all to attend. However, this workshop will focus on projects for beginners. We will not deviate from the curriculum to accommodate advanced students.

  • This class is recommended for ages 18+, however anyone 16+ may join with parent permission.

  • No wheel work will be available in this workshop, regardless of experience level.

  • Refunds will be given up to seven (7) days prior to class start date. Thereafter, no refunds will be given, unless the workshop is canceled.

  • If you are unable to join us, your registration is transferable to a friend!
    Please refer to the refund and age policies.

  • A parking lot is attached to the main entrance with ample parking and Lisa’s studio is located on the first floor.


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