ONSITE: Making Mexican Mezcal Copitas
With the rise in popularity of drinking agave-based spirits, attendees will learn the history of the vessel that we drink artisanal and craft Tequilas and Mezcals from: the copita. This workshop will focus on the history and traditions behind the creation of clay vessels from the Oaxaca/Puebla region of Mexico, famous for colorful talavera-style pottery. Attendees will make and decorate several sets of copitas, and will learn to use non traditional objects as molds. We will explore and use traditional talavera glazes and other surface treatments. Students will also make simple one part plaster molds and a series of cups and larger pouring vessels. Class will end with a mezcal and tequila tasting at the final pick up session sponsored by El Silencio Mezcal. No past clay knowledge is necessary.
- NO clay experience is necessary, and all skill levels are welcome (great knowledge sharing!)
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.
This is an On-site course. Students must follow current Covid-19 protocols, as outlined on our website. On-site courses do not come with studio access outside of class time. Paid open studio access is available through our Studio Access Program. Please visit visarts.org for more information.