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First Fridays: Covered Box

  • Alto Clay Works 595 Main Street Alto Pass, IL (map)

For our fourth First Friday Open Studio, we will stretch a little and make covered boxes with soft slabs. This is a bit of an advanced technique, but it lends itself to making pots quickly and with a fresh, intuitive approach. Imagine working with clay as if it were fabric! Your covered box can be used to hold little treats such as nuts or candies, as a jewelry box, a salt cellar, or just to hold something important. We will learn how to roll out a good slab of clay, and build with it while it is still very soft. We will also explore surface treatments such as stamping, painting with slip, and incising.  As always, feel free to bring any refreshments that you may enjoy. 

Earlier Event: May 9
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Later Event: June 29
Summer Kids' Camp Session 2