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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 DukeCreate

DukeCreate is a series of free, hands-on arts workshops designed to help Duke students, staff, and faculty develop a variety of creative skills. Workshops are open to all skill levels and backgrounds. Most take place in the Duke Arts Annex or the Rubenstein Arts Center and are typically held weeknights 6-8pm.

Workshops are free to all Duke students and staff, with priority given to students. Class size is limited. Students must sign up in advance. Registration for the following week’s DukeCreate workshops goes live on Friday mornings – sign up in advance to guarantee your spot!  Online enrollment for Duke staff opens on the day of the workshop. Staff can also show up 10 minutes prior to a workshop in case a slot becomes available. Walk-ins will be accommodated on a space-available basis.

DukeCreate is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts (DukeArts) and University Center Activities and Events (UCAE).