Enriching lives through art and craft

On the Surface / Off the Surface

October 16 - 21, 2022

Lynne Hobaica  ·  twoheadeddiver.com

Workshop at a glance

Using basic handbuilding techniques, this class with explore storytelling and play through sculptural vessels.


  • Handbuilding – coiling, pinching, slab building
  • Attaching various elements to a form
  • Surface decoration – layering slips and sgraffito


  • Earthenware or red stoneware
  • Slip – white and various colors


  • New perspectives of handbuilding with clay
  • Tricks to build more consistent and structurally sound vessels
  • Confidence in exploring decoration on clay surfaces

Artist Bio

Born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, Lynne Hobaica currently lives in the Great Smoky Mountains in North Carolina. She received her BFA from Syracuse University and later completed her MFA in conceptual ceramic sculpture at the University of Art and Design in Linz, Austria. In March of 2020 she was featured with Rickie Barnett on the cover of Ceramics Monthly. She was featured in Ceramics Monthly again in May 2020 as an emerging artist. She was a resident artist at Northern Clay Center, Pottery Northwest, Flower City Arts Center, L’Antica Deruta (Italy), Watershed Ceramics, and more.
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  • Lynne Hobaica
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Workshop Description

In this workshop students will explore building narrative pots using various handbuilding techniques including slab building, coiling, pinching and bisque molds. We will begin the narrative by attaching sculptural elements that extend off the surface of the form. The narrative continues by painting and carving on the surface, building up colorful imagery and/or pattern through layers of underglaze and slip. Students will be offered strategies and resources to develop ideas and build confidence in their ability to draw on clay along with being encouraged to approach making with playfulness and curiosity. Open to all levels.

COURSE FEE: $690  ·  materials list

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