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adult handbuilding
instructed by amy smoot

Learn how to pinch, coil or slab build functional pottery. Using any or all of these handbulding 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 colorful glazes. 

This workshop is limited to participants 18+. There is a minimum of 4 participants and a maximum of 10. If the minimum is not met, participants will be refunded. 

Please email Mary Bell, Program Manager, at 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: January 20-22, 2023

Times: January 20: 1-4 PM; January 21: 9 AM-12 PM; January 21: 9 AM-12 PM

Location: Kentuck's Georgine Clarke Building

Tuition: $180All supplies will be included

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

Meet the Instructor

Amy Smoot

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.  

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