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Hand-Built Ceramics


Join instructor, Rebekah Dawn of Mulberry Mudd, to explore a variety of techniques, tools, and materials needed to create your own hand-built ceramic wares in this six-week course.

  • Class 1: The physics of clay and fire, a brief introduction – pinch pot method
  • Class 2: Coil building method
  • Class 3: Slab building method
  • Class 4: Leather-hard, an exploration of surface texture
  • Class 5: Pigments and underglazes
  • Class 6: Glaze and finishing thoughts

You can pick up final projects at the studio on or after January 25th.

Dates and Times:

This six-week beginners' course meets from 6:00pm to 8:00pm every Thursday from January 18th through February 22nd.

Instructor Bio: 

Rebekah Dawn is an internationally known artist living on a botanical sanctuary in Mulberry Grove, IL with her sweetheart and their three boys.  The inspiration for her work is deeply rooted in the soils of her gardens and favorite wild places. Rebekah looks forward to sharing with the Macoupin Art Collective community what she has learned in her more than 20 years of shaping clay. Ceramic art is joyful, therapeutic, and cathartic. We are going to have so much fun.

Cost: $115

The cost of this class includes two hours of studio time per week for six weeks with access to all the equipment and tools in our clay studio, plus in-depth instruction, as well as the cost of clay, glazes, and kiln firings.

You can pre-pay for this class by clicking 'purchase' below and then filling out the required information in the popup window. 

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Earlier Event: January 18
Beginners' Wheel Throwing
Later Event: January 19
Beginners' Acrylic Painting