ONSITE: Create a Hand-Built Serving Dish

Learn how to hand-build a serving dish. Students will expand their knowledge of different ways to finish the surface of a piece using stencils and layering underglaze colors to create a dynamic surface design. We will discuss size and proportion to ensure their pieces work as a whole unit.

Special Notes

  • Student will need to bring underglazes, stencils, pottery tools, fettling knife, and slip.

    This class includes all clay needed. Students will pick up their finished pieces at a later date. This class does not include a clear glaze firing, only underglaze bisque firing.

    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

Stephen Palmer

I received my B.F.A. from Rhode Island College, and continued my study of sculpture in Italy at the Tuscan Renaissance Center. As a member of the South County Art Association in RI and now at City Clay, in Charlottesville, VA, I continue to explore the many forms and function of clay. Through teaching, I hope to share and ignite the same passion and excitement in my students that I have for the ceramic form.

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ONSITE: Create a Hand-Built Serving Dish

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Class Details
February 1010 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Day: Sat
Tuition: $90.00
Member Tuition: $81.00
Additional fees apply
Instructor: Stephen Palmer
Level: Intermediate