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Flex Your Creative Muscle: Ceramics Class At MudFire Clayworks
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Flex Your Creative Muscle: Ceramics Class At MudFire Clayworks

MudFire brings the clay and the heat—like 2200° of heat—to the pottery studio for you to hand-build your own mugs, plates, serving ware or luminaries under the tutelage of seasoned professionals in Decatur. Get your inspiration flowing and then bask in the glory of all your hard work, for you just built your very own ceramic piece.

What To Expect

  • Learn how to hand-build your own clay wares, choose a glaze and take home a new, ready-to-use pottery piece made by your new favorite artist: you
  • Choose from the following classes:
    October 15 -OR- October 16: Mugs for coffee, tea, etc
    October 22 -OR- October 23: Luminaries, a.k.a. tea light holders
    October 29 -OR- October 30: One set of four tapas/small plates
    November 5 -OR- November 6: Serving platter or containers

Scout Notes

Flex your creative muscles through pottery handbuilding at MudFire, a clayworks studio and gallery in Decatur. More than just a classroom, MudFire operates somewhat like a gym: an open studio with a monthly membership where creative hobbyists and pros alike come in to practice their craft, with “personal trainers” or group classes led by pros also available. One of the perks from being led by a pro? They’re there to smooth over your creations so handles don’t fall off, the fire gets hot enough to make the wares safe to eat from and advise you on the best glaze colors for your piece.

Owners Daphne and Deanna met at Georgia State University, where they both studied the art and craft of pottery. From there, they've been involved in Atlanta's ceramic scene for 15 years, settling in at MudFire to educate and strengthen the craft community in the Southeast. They've added an artist residency program at MudFire, maintained a rotating gallery of regional and national ceramic artists and drawn in creative types from all over Atlanta.

This morning class will take about 2 ½ hours, and you’ll learn to build and choose a glaze for one of the following:

October 15 -OR- October 16: Mugs for coffee, tea, etc
October 22 -OR- October 23: Luminaries, a.k.a. tea light holders
October 29 -OR- October 30: One set of four tapas/small plates
November 5 -OR- November 6: Serving platter or containers

After you build your piece and choose a glaze, MudFire will take over the finishing process by double-firing each piece, once at 1940° and the second at 2200°, which makes it safe enough to eat from. You’ll have to come back a few weeks after class to pick up your masterpiece, but then you’ll walk out with pottery created by you—and just in time for Thanksgiving. And that’s something to get all fired up about.

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