Move beyond cookie cutter shapes and make a set of unique ceramic ornaments! Potter-in-residence Nancy Jefferson will teach you two styles of ornaments: a round ball and unique stencils designed by her. Once you've formed your ornaments using hand building techniques, you will use underglaze for the surface decoration. You will come away with a set of four to six ornaments, two or three in each style!
Ceramics require a two-part firing process. You will use underglaze to decorate your piece at this one-day workshop; then, we will finish it for you with a clear glaze on top. You will be able to pick up your finished ornaments on December 18.
Workshop is cancelled- if you're interested in future offerings, please fill out the form below:
Date: Saturday, December 7
Time: 10 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Ceramics Studio, Gadsden St Entrance (125 N Gadsden St)
Instructor: Nancy Jefferson
Fee: $35 for members, $40 for non-members
Supplies: all supplies (including glaze and clay) included
Capacity: 5 students
Level: Beginner to Advanced
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Born in Lexington, Kentucky, Nancy grew up riding bicycles, ice skating, and playing kick-the-can. She studied at the University of Kentucky between 1970 and 1975, collecting 120 credits in a diversity of subjects. Later, she refined her craft studying at Penland School of Crafts in 1979, 1981, and 1985 and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in 1991.
Nancy moved to Islamorada in the Florida Keys in 1978 where she apprenticed under Lee and Dorothy Shank for two years before becoming the resident potter at Plantation Potters for 24 years. In 2004 she moved her studio to the forest in Wakulla County, Florida.
Nancy is currently the resident potter at LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts in Tallahassee, Florida where she teaches, manages the ceramics studio, and creates her own work. She enjoys biking the local forest trails and kayaking the Gulf and area rivers.
Nancy’s nature-inspired ceramics are influenced by a childhood spent outdoors, the many skilled instructors she studied under, and the amazing environments in which she’s had the pleasure to live. Her work is often identified by her signature red dot.
125 N. Gadsden Street Tallahassee, FL 32301
Tuesday-Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm
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