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Workshop | Holiday Hand Building with Clay

December 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


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This workshop is an exploration of hand-building techniques to create your own holiday trinket. Perfect for gifting, or a gift to yourself. No experience necessary!

Students will be given enough clay to create their unique item, such as:

  • Ornament
  • Dish
  • Bowl
  • Wreath
  • Coasters
  • Other curiosities! The world is your oyster.

Kass will give the basics of hand building with clay, and tips for a successful firing. The object will be fired and glazed in one of the provided color choices that each student will pick at the end of class. Items will be available for pickup at a later date, in time for gifting.

All materials will be provided. This workshop is limited to 12 students, so reserve ASAP.

The Arts Warehouse Bar will be open for Happy Hour of Beer, Wine, and Spiked seltzers for $6.


About the artist:

Kass O’Brien grew up in Pennsylvania, spending much of her childhood fishing and sailing on Lake Erie. Kass’s mother was a docent at a nearby art museum, which sparked her curiosity for art. She became active in the art community as a teenager, and later went on to receive a BFA at the Columbus College of Art and Design and an MFA at the Cranbrook Academy of Art. Her style focused on urban decay, inspired by steel mills along the Great Lakes.

When she moved to Florida, Kass became inspired by the local scenery and began considering different mediums, like ceramics, to express her love of nature. Whether it is seaweed that has washed ashore or a leaf that has fallen from a tree, she tries to transfer these moments into each piece that she creates.


December 9
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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