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October 29, 2019 6:00–8:00 pm
Duke Arts Annex

Slab Construction: Textured Wall Pockets

Taught by Lyn Riggs
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About the Workshop

Participants will roll clay into slabs and be instructed on simple joining techniques to turn the slabs into three dimensional forms. Various objects will be used to create texture, patterns and visual interest to your project. Wall pockets make great planters! Participants will have an opportunity to make various clay works and will leave their work to dry and be bisque fired in the kiln at a later date.

About the Instructor

Lyn Riggs has taught art and ceramics for over 20 years. She earned a Ceramics degree at Barton College in Wilson NC and studied wheel throwing and altered forms at Penland School of Crafts. Every time she takes a class with other potters she learns something new and will enjoy sharing those techniques with you. She has worked with clay to create functional works and sculpture.

The focus for this workshop is to familiarize you with the steps involved in creating various clay forms. Workshops will either explore wheel throwing or hand building techniques. You will create using clay the evening of the workshop and leave your work to be fired by the Arts Annex staff.

About the Location

This workshop meets in the Duke Arts Annex: get directions.


About Duke Arts Create

Duke Arts Create is a series of free, hands-on arts workshops designed to help all Duke students, including graduate and professional students (including Duke Health), as well as Duke faculty and staff develop a variety of creative skills in the visual arts, dance and movement, creative writing and more. Workshops are open to all skill levels and backgrounds. Most workshops are held in the Duke Arts Annex, the Rubenstein Arts Center or the Duke Arts Office 2101 and are typically held weeknights from 6-8 p.m.

Registration for the following week’s workshops go live on Friday mornings at 9 a.m. – sign up in advance to guarantee your spot. Didn’t get a spot? No problem! We always reserve space for walk-ins. Email if you have any questions. Sign up for the monthly newsletter here, which includes the full list of classes offered during the following month.

Duke Arts Create is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts (Duke Arts).