Beyond the Bowl: Sprigs 


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Adding sprigs is an interesting technique to add dimension and surface texture and design to any thrown piece.


Sprigs are small 3 dimensional forms that are sculpted and attached to your pottery. They can be hand built individually for one of a kind embellishments, but there are also ways to somewhat "mass produce" for easier and faster work when the artist is creating within a theme or making duplicate pieces.


In this class you will learn how to hand sculpt your designs, how to create stamps to help fashion them, and how to make molds to facilitate making multiples.


Supplies we will provide:

Students will be supplied with leather hard clay for experimenting with their designs, and the compatible clay to create the sprigs. You may choose to bring your own vessels, dried to a leather hard stage, and some of the same clay.

We will provide plaster for making molds of our sprigs fashioned from clay and a plaster block for carving a sprig.


Supplies and tools to bring:

  • Your favorite hand building tools
  • Sponge
  • Vessel for water
  • Scoring tool (or old toothbrush)
  • Apron and towel or paper towels


Bring a bag lunch, if desired.







Beyond the Bowl: Sprigs & Stamps