ONSITE: Exploring Surface Decoration

Explore surface decoration for functional pottery. Each week, we’ll cover new surface techniques such as slip transfer, screenprinting, underglaze processes, decals, lusters and more. We’ll also discuss visual concepts to facilitate a greater understanding of design and make thoughtful decisions when finishing a piece.

Special Notes

  • Students should have taken any beginner clay class as a pre-requisite.
  • Classes are confirmed one week prior to the start date. In order to help us confirm classes, please register as early as possible.

  • You will receive 25 pounds of clay; additional clay is available for purchase.

    Students must follow current Covid-19 protocols, as outlined by our website. For more info visit This is an On-site course. On-site courses do not come with studio access outside of class time. Paid open studio access is available through our Studio Access Program: if interested please visit

About the Instructor

Maria Stone

Maria Stone is a full time studio potter living in Richmond. She graduated from the University of Mary Washington with a dual degree in Art History and Studio Art. After post-grad travels, she returned to Richmond and began interning in the ceramic studio under Jeff Vick here at VisArts. She now works under her brand 'Butternut Press' hand building functional ceramic wares and incorporating drawing and painting onto the surfaces of her pottery. She travels to fine craft shows throughout the Mid-Atlantic states and has been featured in print media, blogs and pop-up shops nationally. Maria is a member of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen, exhibits her work at Shockoe Bottom Clay and works out of her home studio with her dog Lulu.

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Class Details
January 10 - February 286 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Day: Tue
Tuition: $255.00
Member Tuition: $229.50
Additional fees apply
Instructor: Maria Stone
Level: Intermediate