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Early Fall '23 Hand Building with Slabs

Roll a slab and learn the endless possibilities for creating pottery! For ages 16 and up.

  • Started Sep 11
  • 190 US dollars
  • North Center Street

Service Description

This 6 week class will focus on the hand building technique of slab construction. Slabs are giant "clay pancakes" and students will learn to make small slabs and also learn to use the studio's slab roller to make much larger slabs for larger projects. Each week the class fill focus on one of the following projects: a personalized coffee mug, a seasonal pumpkin platter, carving a relief tile, using GR Pottery forms with underglaze transfers and making Christmas ornaments with their own designs. The class will learn to brush and dip glazes during their final class. All glazes and firings are included in the class fee. Students will need to purchase a 25lb. bag of clay for $20 at the first class and are encouraged to wear comfy old clothes and bring a bib apron to cover their clothes. This class for beginner and experienced hand builders meets Monday evenings, 6-8 pm. Due to the small class size, no refunds will be available one week prior to the first class or once the class has started. Instructor: Gin Scott Gin is the owner of Create Pottery Studio and loves teaching kids' classes! She and her husband Rhyne live in Statesville and after raising their 3 children, Ben, Abby and Luke and a rewarding career of over 30 years as a Speech-Language Pathologist she opened the studio in 2019. Gin wanted to share her joy for clay with others and to build a community of makers. She took her first pottery class many years ago at Mitchell Community College and Bruce Jordan was her instructor! Gin considers herself a hand builder, using slab construction to make most of her pieces and tiles. She has taught Kids' Studio, "Taste of Clay" and Beginning Hand Building classes and several clay workshops for kids and adults. Gin is very grateful to be able to share her favorite way of making art with others!!

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Contact Details

  • 121 North Center Street, Statesville, NC, USA

    (704) 437-4971

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