Sketch and Stretch: Building Illustrated Pottery

September 16, 2018 – September 22, 2018

Chandra DeBuse

During this workshop students learn new ways of designing, building and illustrating pottery by working with soft clay slabs. You will translate sketches into forms through hand building with simple templates and molds made from paper, craft foam, wood and bisqued clay. After forming, participants will create layered, colorful surfaces through underglaze inlay, brushwork, sgraffito and texture. Students will encounter numerous examples ranging from historical ceramics to contemporary illustration to spark ideas toward incorporating their personal voice into clay. Bring your sketchbook and be ready to embark on playful discovery of form and surface techniques. Open to all skill levels, however some experience with clay will be helpful.


Chandra DeBuse creates illustrated pottery out of her studio in Kansas City, Missouri. She received her MFA from the University of Florida in 2010, was an Arrowmont Artist-in-Residence and a presenter at Utilitarian Clay VII. DeBuse has led over 50 workshops across the country.

Chandra DeBuse

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

  • I would like to be contacted about housing in the new dormitory that will have all private rooms with private baths if it is ready for occupancy for workshop dates.
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Registration Fees

There will be a one-time $50 non-refundable registration fee which enables you to register for as many workshops as you like during 2018. All cancellations must be made in writing by mail, fax or email (no phone calls please).

A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged on cancellations received more than 45 days prior to the start of your workshop. Cancellations received 45 days or less prior to the beginning of the workshop receive no refund.


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