Indulge your inner artist in this one-day ceramic workshop suitable for the teenager or adult. Each participant will be guided along as we take a lump of clay and turn it into a functional ceramic plate. Basic forming techniques will be introduced. You will also learn about a technique called “sprigging,” which is a molding process suitable for functional and sculptural ware. Please note that your work must be fired in a kiln and will not be immediately available to take home. They will be taken off site, fired and then will be available for pick up on 2/23/19.
Skill level: Beginning – intermediate
All tools and materials will be provided.
About the artist:
Jessica Smith is a visual artist who lives and works in western Alabama. Currently, she serves as an Associate Professor of Art at the University of West Alabama. Smith grew up in the Chicago area, completed undergraduate study at the New York State College of Ceramics, and attended graduate school at Tulane University. When she is not in her studio, chances are good that you can find her baking pastries in her kitchen or swaying on her yoga mat.