ONSITE: Sculptural Ceramic Containers

Explore the world of hand-built clay structure. Designed for all skill levels, students will delve into fundamental techniques over eight sessions. They will craft unique functional ceramic containers, disguised as sculptures, like castles, beehives, or houses. Participants will learn the basics of slab and hand-building techniques, how to create lids with a keyhole locking mechanism, and the art of adding decorative elements through slipping and scoring. The class fosters creativity by encouraging students to think outside the box while making boxes. All materials will be provided.

Special Notes

  • This class does not meet on 6/19.

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

    Classes are confirmed one week prior to the start date. In order to help us confirm classes, please register as early as possible.
    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 for more information.
About the Instructor

Carrie Garrison

Carrie Garrison has been making art since she was old enough to hold a crayon. She graduated in 2020 from the University of Tennessee with a BFA in Graphic Design and during the pandemic got her Master's in Art Education. During the pandemic, Carrie returned to her fine art roots working in ceramics, printmaking, painting and digital art. Carrie recently moved to RVA and is enjoying exploring a new city!


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ONSITE: Sculptural Ceramic Containers

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June 12 - August 76 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Day: Wed
Tuition: $200.00
Member Tuition: $180.00
Additional fees apply
Instructor: Carrie Garrison
Level: Beginner