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Announcing the First DukeCreate Ceramics Academy

Published By DukeArts / published on: December 10, 2019

The Ceramics Academy is a series of four two-hour Saturday afternoon workshops that will offer a much more in-depth experience than anything in DukeCreate's current lineup. The series starts January 25—apply today!

Join Us on Four Saturdays this Winter!

The application period is now closed. Stay tuned for news of another Ceramics Academy later in the year!

DukeCreate is offering its first sequential workshop program with the launch of the Ceramics Academy. It will give participants an in-depth experience that is not possible in the individual workshops DukeCreate currently offers. The series will consist of four two-hour sessions on Saturdays in January and February (1/25, 2/1, 2/8, and 2/15), allowing attendees to receive advanced training on a variety of ceramics techniques on and off the wheel.

Participants will:

  • Produce bowls and mugs using pinch, slab, and coil techniques
  • Learn how to center and trim on the wheel, throw a cylinder, and glaze
  • Enjoy priority Arts Annex kiln firing throughout the series
  • Work closely with and get to know the instructor other attendees and
  • Receive a DukeCreate t-shirt, participant medallion, and wrap-up celebration at the conclusion of the series

Note: Accepted participants must be able to commit to all 4 workshops from 12-2pm on Saturday, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, and 2/15.

The deadline for application submissions is Friday, January 10, 2020, but we will be making selections based on availability, interest, and commitment to the program on a rolling basis.

We hope you will consider applying! If you have any questions please contact us at

About the Instructor

Anna Wallace is a current resident and native of Durham, North Carolina. She holds a BFA in Ceramics from the Cleveland Institute of Art, and an MFA in Studio Art from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Teaching has become an integral part of Anna’s artistic practice. She teaches at UNCG, High Point University, and is the Lead Visual Arts Instructor at the North Carolina Governor’s School West.

Much of Anna’s work infiltrates, as if the rugs, chairs, and vessels sprouted legs and marched out of the home and into the white box of the gallery. The colors, pattern density, and visual stimulation demand we pay attention. Her practice spans sculpture, installation, and performance. The way Anna handles each process is not dissimilar to the management of a home, bouncing from one thing to the next. Her work demonstrates an infatuation with female labor and the practices of women’s work.

In addition to Anna’s studio art practice, she designs and creates several collections of sustainably produced products. The pottery collection is made to seamlessly integrate into any existing kitchen, yet has a unique whimsical quality. The garment collection embraces slow fashion. Each item is sewn entirely from locally sourced vintage and remnant textiles – down to the thread.