Creatures come to life in ceramics!

Learn hand-building techniques to turn pinch pots and slab-built pieces of clay into a beautiful series of creatures and figures that will fly, chime, mount or light up in your garden. We will also make pinch pot and slab built plant/flower cups adding curious animal features like wings, scales, tails, and feet! Sounds weird but pretty fun!

Note: Ceramics classes include a $10 material fee

Teaching Artist: Jesse Felix

Schedule/ Registration:

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Members get 10% off all summer

Cactus cups and Night Animals / Fee per student: $40 Clay fee: $5 Firing fee: $10
July 27 – July 30
2:00 pm-3:15 pm
Ages 9-13

Monday –
Pinch pot cactus and an animal and turn it into a luminary
Scratch and Attach
Textures and techniques
Press our sprig molds
Prep our slabs
Design our cup/chime
Wednesday –
Build our slab cup and add our design elements
Show and tell.
How to transport pieces to Art center for firing

Note: Ceramics classes include a $10 material fee
*Materials will be prepared in kits ahead of time for pick up the Friday before camp.
Please Note: There are a few things to collect around the home as well!

Art package:

  • Animals and Cactus images
  • Sprig mold
  • Cholla stick
  • ¼ bag of soft clay
  • Pre-made slabs of clay
  • 15×15 board (please return with work)
  • Popsicle stick
  • Skewer
  • Card
  • Cardboard roll

Materials from home:

  • Ruler
  • Newspaper
  • Large plastic bag
  • Old toothbrush
  • Ceramic tools if you have them.
  • Textures or stamps
  • Thin cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Duct tape

Most importantly you will need a clear flat surface to work on with a hand towel handy.
Please have your computer at a safe distance from clay splatter!

I am so excited to create with you! -Jesse