Fold and Fabricate: Handbuilding with Soft Slabs

June 23, 2019 – June 29, 2019

Liz Zlot Summerfield

This workshop demystifies working with soft slabs and offers the essential components to creating unique slab-built pots. Students are introduced to the techniques of working with earthenware clay slabs and paper patterns. Class begins with simple functional forms and expands to include components such as lids, feet and spouts. Discussions and work time are allotted to surface treatment using terra sigillata and underglazes, and the class focuses on bisque firing only. One-on-one interaction is encouraged in a supportive, positive environment with experimentation and individual development nurtured. All clay enthusiasts from beginner to advanced are welcome.


Liz Zlot Summerfield works as a studio artist and adjunct instructor in Bakersville, North Carolina. She received her MFA from the University of Minnesota. Summerfield has been featured in Ceramics Monthly and Clay Times, and in 2014 Ceramics Arts Daily released an instructional DVD featuring her ceramic process and work. In 2018, she co-created the Red-Handed Symposium, a conference solely devoted to low-fire earthenware enthusiasts.

Liz Zlot Summerfield

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

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  • hard copy paper catalog online catalog or course description

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 2019. 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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