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adult handbuilding
instructed by amy smoot

Learn how to pinch, coil or slab build functional pottery in this multi-day workshop. Using any or all of these hand building methods, students will have the opportunity to produce 3-4 functional objects like mugs, bows, or plates. Students can decorate their wares with texture, stamping, embellishments, and other surfacing techniques. On the last day of the workshop, students will get to finish their work with beautiful pottery dipping glazes. 


This workshop is limited to participants 18+. There is a minimum of 4 participants and a maximum of 12. If the minimum is not met, participants will be refunded.  

If the minimum is not met, participants will be refunded. This workshop is non-refundable after supplies have been purchased and the registration deadline passes.


Please email with any questions.

Kentuck workshops are non-refundable after the registration closes. If you would like to cancel before the deadline passes, please email or call 205-758-1257. If the class does not meet the minimum by the registration deadline and the workshop is cancelled, all participants will be refunded their registration fees.

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Age Range: 18+

Dates: February 16, 17, & 24, 2023

Times: February 16 & 17: 1-4 PM; February 24: 1-3 PM

Location: Kentuck's Clay Studio (2014 5th Street)

Tuition: $180All supplies will be included

meet the instructor

Amy Smoot

Kentuck's Clay Studio Manager

Amy Smoot is from Carrollton, GA and currently resides in Tuscaloosa, AL. She received her BFA in ceramics from the University of West Georgia in 2015. While there, she was studio technician and research assistant in the ceramics area. In 2019 she received her MFA from The University of Alabama where she first began teaching ceramics as a graduate assistant. Her practice consists of all types of ceramics techniques including mold-making, slip-casting, hand building, and wheel thrown pottery.   Amy began teaching at Kentuck in 2021, and she was hired as Kentuck's Clay Studio Manager in 2023.

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This workshop is sponsored in part by the Alabama State Council on the Arts.

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