Handbuilding Gifts for the Holidays with Emily Wartsbaugh


How best to find that perfect gift? What about making it?! What might that hard to shop for (or just special person) on your list like: a berry bowl, platter, luminary? But, a home artisan often does not have access to clay tools and a kiln. Pottery Artist Emily Wartsbaugh is leading a four-week workshop starting Mon., Nov. 6, 7-9:30pm to teach you how to hand build up to four projects.

Students will learn how to use (or build your skills if you already have some experience) hand building techniques to make the perfect gifts (to give or keep)! Need something related to dolphins or the perfect color to match a kitchen or a way to capture a special memory? No need to search; just create!

Suggested projects are:

Project 1: Slab Project: two mugs or luminary

Project 2. Coil Project: Berry Bowl, Yarn Bowl, or Round Luminary

Project 3: Slab Mold: Platter or Wall Pocket

Project 4: (if time): Closed Vessel: Small Teapot, Closed Box (Jewelry or Decorative), or Piggy Bank

Emily Wartsbaugh has a studio art major with a focus in ceramics from Gustavus. She has taught for 14 years as a special education teacher, teaching visual arts for over 8 years. Emily has taught wheel throwing, hand building, and multimedia classes to both youth and adults at Crossings beginning in 2004. She is the founder of Great Shark Lake Studios, through which she sells and exhibit her own art pieces in painting, ceramics, photography, and multimedia media.




Reservations are taken on a first come first serve basis. Many of our classes fill up early - so don't wait too long!

We take phone reservations with a valid credit card.

Call: 507-732-7616

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Crossings at Carnegie
320 East Ave
Zumbrota, MN 55992