ONSITE: Slab-Building from Templates (this class is only offered two times a year)

Learn to slab build from templates. We will learn how to draft and draw templates for slab-built tumblers, cups, butter dishes and other functional items. We will start with small clay models and then break it down it to its component pieces.

Special Notes

  • A previous slab-building class is requested. Al's classes are formatted so that the first 15-20 minutes is a critique of work in progress, the next hour is a demonstration, and the rest of class time is work time. Practice is expected outside of class, but not required. Please bring a ruler, protactor, compass, and good pair of scissors.

    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 for more information.

About the Instructor

Al Pellenberg

Al has been been playing and working with mud since he was a kid, his “Play-Doh Fun Factory” was just the best toy Al ever had. Al believes he became an architect and space designer as a result of all those things that he built in my “first childhood." Over the years he have been in and out of the clay studio. He worked on the wheel for many years making bowls, cups, teapots and the lot, but the move to hand-building has been very rewarding and offering a set of challanges that combine both his architectual training and creative side in new and different ways

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ONSITE: Slab-Building from Templates (this class is only offered two times a year)

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September 13 - November 81 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Day: Wed
Tuition: $270.00
Member Tuition: $243.00
Additional fees apply
Instructor: Al Pellenberg
Level: All Levels