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The Basics and Beyond: Soft Slab Handbuilding with Liz Zlot Summerfield

June 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until June 24, 2018

$200 - $210
Cream & Sugar by Liz Summerfield

“The Basics and Beyond” demystifies working with soft slabs and offers the essential components to creating slab built pots. Students will be introduced to the techniques of working with earthenware clay slabs and paper patterns. They will begin with simple functional forms and expand to include components such as lids, feet, and spouts.

This workshop emphasizes one-on-one interaction in a supportive, positive environment where experimentation is encouraged and individual development nurtured. “Basics and Beyond” is designed to accommodate all clay enthusiasts from beginner to advanced. Included in the workshop is a discussion and demonstration on surface treatment using terra sigillata and underglazes.

*Firing not included except for people who register for other GAAC Ceramics classes for the summer of 2018.

Bio: Liz Zlot Summerfield

Liz attended the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis to complete her Masters of Fine Arts in 2004. Since graduation, she has lived and worked in Bakersville, North Carolina with her husband and glass artist, Scott Summerfield. She has been an instructor and visiting artist at numerous clay facilities, colleges, and universities. Liz exhibits and sells her work nationally through exhibitions, galleries, and fine craft shows.  Her work resides in various permanent collections; and Liz has been featured and on the cover of Ceramics Monthly and Clay Times magazine. She has also authored and been included in a variety of ceramic publications. In 2013, Ceramics Arts Daily released an instructional DVD featuring Liz’s ceramic process and her work. www.lzspottery.com

Clay and some basic tools for hand building will be provided. Feel free to bring your own tools if you own them.

Friday, June 22: 6:30-8:00 p.m. – Opening Demonstration and light reception
Saturday, June 23: 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. – Workshop (Lunch included and optional dinner for participants is being planned)
Sunday, June 24: 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. – Workshop (Lunch included)

Participants must arrange for their own housing

Early Bird Discount Before May 15
$20 off for members or $30 off for non-members


June 22
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
$200 - $210
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Thoreson Farm
3694 S Thoreson Rd
Maple City, MI 49664 United States
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Liz Zlot Summerfield


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The Basics and Beyond for Members$ 220.00 $ 200.00per student

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12 available
The Basics and Beyond for Non-Members$ 240.00 $ 210.00per student

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