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The Fab Slab: Slab Building Texture with Sarah Pike

The Fab Slab: Slab Building Texture with Sarah Pike

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Join us at the Guild for an exciting 3-day workshop with world-renowned potter, Sarah Pike.

Day 1: We will begin the workshop by exploring how to roll out the ideal and most efficient slab. Workshop participants will explore texture with a variety of tools and techniques including making our own texture tools such as texture rollers and stamps. We will take our textured slabs and shape them into simple forms such as cups and mugs.

Day 2: I will demonstrate how to stretch the simple cylinder into a variety of shapes such as the square and triangle and look at how to use these different shapes to make forms like creamers, mugs, or small jars. We will make paper templates for a variety of slab components such as lids and spouts.

Day 3: I will demonstrate how I make my slab plates and how these plates can be designed to function as trays for the pots we have already made or as butter dishes. Students will make a variety of forms and will leave the workshop with tolls and techniques to make slab built pottery designs of their own.

Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen

The Fab Slab: Slab Building Texture with Sarah Pike