Classes and Workshops at City Planter
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Registration for classes at City Planter is required as space is limited.
Make your own Agateware Ceramic Pot with
Agateware Pottery Class
Friday, July 12th @ 6:30pm
$35 per person
Agateware pottery is made by taking clays of different color and combining them in layers, and working the clay to create a stratified pattern reminiscent of agate stone. This process is often done on the pottery wheel, which created a swirled pattern, but when made from stacked slabs of clay, it allows for a greater variation in the patterns and forms that can be created. We will be rolling, stacking, and manipulating three clay bodies to create an agate slab.
Using soft slab construction techniques, we will loosely form the slab around a mold to form an expressive 4 inch flower pot. After the workshop, Alex will take your pieces to his studio, fire them to 2200 degrees Fahrenheit, and return them to City Planter for pickup 2 weeks after the event.
No experience is necessary to take the workshop. While this process is not messy, one of the clay bodies contains a high amount of red iron oxide, which may stain certain clothing, so an apron is recommended if you are concerned."