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kids clay: mug making
instructed by amy smoot

In this class, students will learn how to build 2-3 functional cups or mugs utilizing hand building techniques such as slabs, coiling, and pinching clay. Once pottery forms are built, students will learn how to make additions to their mugs using clay cutouts, stamps, and a variety of textures. Students will then be able to finish their designs using the colorful glazes provided.


This class is for kids ages 6-10. This class has a minimum of 4 students and a maximum of 8. If the class does not meet the minimum, participants will be refunded. 

Please email Amy Smoot, Clay Studio 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.


Dates: December 19-20, 2023

Time: 9-11 AM

Ages: 6-10

Tuition: $100; all supplies included

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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. She instructed beginning ceramics, ceramics two, and figurative modeling at UA. Her practice consists of all types of ceramics techniques including mold-making, slip-casting, hand building, and wheel thrown pottery.  

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

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