This hands-on two-day workshop will delve into the intricacies of a handmade mug. Mugs are one of most intimate shapes made by a potter and require thoughtful attention to shape, weight, and style. The class will begin with examples of different mugs and a discussion of how to design your own. Laura will demo how to create different shapes and surfaces. The rest of the workshop will be learning through doing! On day two you will learn how to make and attach handles to your cup. One Open Studio visit is included in the class fee so you can finish glazing your pottery. Participants will need to return to pick up their finished work. This workshop requires basic throwing skills, with the ability to throw 1-2 pounds comfortably.
Laura White has made over a thousand mugs and collects pottery mugs every chance she has. She believes a well-balanced mug with a comfortable handle can be life changing. Laura graduated with a degree in Ceramics from Maine College of Art and has continued her education through apprenticeships, production work, and countless mentors. She also teachers beginner wheel throwing at ArtisTree and sells her pottery locally.