Learning From Clay’s Gradient of Plasticity

October 11, 2020 – October 17, 2020

Osa Atoe

In this workshop students will discover how to utilize each of clay’s phases of plasticity from liquid to bone dry. This will make your work easier and allow you to create more complex functional pieces of pottery. Participants will learn how to control moisture in their pieces and to take advantage of the crucial phases of clay such as the soft leather hard phase. During class valuable information will be shared including trimming, forming handles and spouts and clay skill vocabulary. This workshop is particularly helpful for students who only have weekly access to clay outside of class. Wheel throwers and handbuilders are welcome. Open to all skill levels.


Osa Atoe lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and is a musician turned ceramicist, making mostly functional work for a living. She began taking community clay lessons in 2013 and completed a post-baccalaureate program for ceramics at Louisiana State University in 2018.

Osa Atoe

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 2020. 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 of deposit.


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