Pinching & Coiling: Explore Functional Pottery

June 17-19, 2022

Schedule: 9 am-4 pm Fri-Sat, 9 am-12 pm Sun

Instructor: Laura Williams

Registration Deadline: Registration Closed

Description

Join Chicago artist Laura Williams to create charming cups, bowls, plates, lidded jars, spoons, vases and teapots using the handbuilding methods of pinching and coiling. This course is ideal for those with a bit of handbuilding experience, but it’s an option for newcomers to practice simpler forms. Using commercial underglazes and slips, we will decorate the outside of our functional wares. Favorite wares will be clear glazed, fired and, if needed, shipped. If local, you can arrange for pick up at the studio. $5 per piece for both firings (bisque and glaze) paid directly to Globe Clay Center. Shipping is an additional fee. Instagram: @lauramakesthingz

Materials fee includes clay and studio tool use.

Class size 12

Level Novice and above

Student Supply List
Bring a sketchbook and any of your favorite clay tools!

  • Tuition $240
  • Materials Fee $30

Instructor

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Laura Williams

Laura has been living and making in Chicago since 2016. They studied ceramics and printmaking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and feel extremely fortunate to be a part of the Chicago makers’ community. Laura spent time working and making at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts and Haystack School of Craft post graduation. They’ve lead making workshops at The Digs Studio, Rock Valley College and local urban farms.…Read More

Laura has been living and making in Chicago since 2016.
They studied ceramics and printmaking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and feel extremely fortunate to be a part of the Chicago makers’ community. Laura spent time working and making at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts and Haystack School of Craft post graduation. They’ve lead making workshops at The Digs Studio, Rock Valley College and local urban farms. They currently teach ceramics full time at Penguin Foot Pottery in Chicago and believe teaching to be an extremely important aspect of their making practice. “As a teacher, I feel an added sense of purpose in my work. I’m studying the medium in an effort to pass these ideas and findings on to those who attend my classes. I adore making and feel incredibly humbled and fortunate to be able to do so full time. My artwork centers around story-telling and play. In my classes I hope to encourage others to connect with their own stories while loosening up and remembering the joy that encompasses creating.”

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Storytelling Through Illustration

Pinching & Coiling: Explore Functional Pottery

Registration Policies & Waiting Lists

Class Confirmation
You will receive a registration confirmation via email. If you do not have an email address, you will receive a snail-mail confirmation.

Please read your class confirmation carefully as it may include a supply list and other important details, and note our current COVID-19 protocols on our Planning Your Workshop Experience page.

Materials Fees
Many classes have materials fees in addition to the tuition. These are identified in the class listing and are usually paid with the tuition payment, however in some cases materials fees are paid directly to the instructor at class time (check the class listing).

Cancellation Policy
While we recognize that life intrudes and plans change, in consideration of the time and energy instructors invest in preparing for classes, we must adhere to the following cancellation policies:

Student cancellations

> Cancellations made 31 days before the published registration deadline date for any given workshop are eligible for a full refund less 25% of the workshop fee OR a gift certificate in the full amount of the workshop fee. The gift certificate can be applied to workshops or lodging through Dec. 31 of the following year and is transferable.

> Cancellations made 30 days or less than the published registration deadline date for any given workshop are not eligible for refunds. We encourage all students to purchase trip insurance.

> Cancellation requests must be made by calling our office at (608) 987-3292.

> If you have booked lodging with Shake Rag Alley in conjunction with your class, please refer to our lodging page for the lodging cancellation policy.

Cancellations by Shake Rag Alley

> If Shake Rag Alley must cancel a class you will be notified immediately via email or phone and will receive a full refund.

> If a class does not meet a minimum number of students, it may be cancelled. A decision to cancel a class due to under enrollment will be made on the day following the published registration deadline.

> If you have booked lodging with Shake Rag Alley in conjunction with a class cancelled by Shake Rag Alley, you may receive a full refund on lodging should you wish to cancel the lodging. Please call the office at (608) 987-3292.

Waiting Lists

If a workshop you are interested in is sold out, please fill out this waiting list form. We will contact you if a spot becomes available. The class code requested on the form is the Workshop ID shown at left, beneath the Add to Cart button.

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