JULY 8, 2018 – JULY 14, 2018


This workshop focuses on hand-building. Using the beautiful environment of Arrowmont as inspiration, students will create work in clay that captures the essence of the natural stuff they collect. The work created serves as containers for your collection. Participants will learn pinching, slab work, the dowel method, along with a simple plaster press mold. Earthenware will be the clay and work created early in the week will be fired. Students will also learn how to make and use terra sigillata in a variety of ways to enhance the surface of their work in clay. Open to all skill levels.


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Alice Ballard received her MA from the University of Michigan and a Fulbright Scholarship to study in India. She taught ceramics at the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities for 10 years. Ballard received a MAC grant to study for a summer in China and was invited to the International Ceramic Colony in Macedonia. Her work is in the collections of the Renwick, Mint Museums and Greenville County Museum of Art.