Handbuilding Gifts for the Holidays with Emily Wartsbaugh


We are mixing this class up a bit - want to take one class of the four? You can. Want to take all four? You can do that as well.

Nov 20, Project 1: Slab Project: two mugs or luminary

Nov 27, Project 2. Coil Project: Berry Bowl, Yarn Bowl, or Round Luminary

Dec 4, Project 3: Slab Mold: Platter or Wall Pocket

Dec 11, Project 4: (if time): Closed Vessel: Small Teapot, Closed Box (Jewelry or Decorative), or Piggy Bank

So, how to best to find that perfect gift? What about making it?! What might that hard-to-shop-for person or just special person like?  A berry bowl, platter, luminary? But a home artisan usually doesn’t have access to clay tools and a kiln..we have the perfect solution! Pottery Artist Emily Wartsbaugh is leading a four-week workshop starting Mon., Nov. 20, 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. Remember, your own hands will craft the clay into something personal and unique!

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.

Class price is $30 per class, plus $5 supplies and $3 per piece firing fee. Or, take all four for $98, plus $15 supplies and $3 per piece firing fee.





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

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Crossings at Carnegie
320 East Ave
Zumbrota, MN 55992