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Make a Mug (In Person)

October 10, 2020 @ 9:00 am - October 31, 2020 @ 12:30 pm


Otterness – Saturdays, October 10th, 17th, and 31st, 9am-12:30pm (In Person)


This three-session class will cover the scope of making a ceramic mug. In the first class students will learn how to throw a mug on the wheel as well as how to handbuild a mug. The second class will cover trimming thrown work and adding handles and slip decorations to complete work for bisque firing. In the final class we will glaze our bisqued mugs. Class size will be capped at 4 students to ensure social distancing protocol can be followed. Students are encouraged to research mugs online and bring images to the first class for guidance and inspiration.


Please note dates: October 10th, 17th, and 31st. 9am-12:30pm.



-Tuition includes the cost of glaze materials, firing fees, and a bag of clay.

-Students are highly encouraged to purchase and bring a set of clay working tools for personal use on the wheel and handbuilding. Simple 8 piece sets can be purchased online or at local craft/hobby stores. Students will also need to bring plastic grocery bags with which to cover their work and boxes in case they wish to take work home to work on in between classes.


About the instructor: Nina Otterness graduated in 2012 from UNC Chapel Hill with a degree in Studio Art and a concentration in ceramics. After graduation she was a research collaborator with Professor Nam at UNC Chapel Hill for 2 years. She has been teaching at the Carborro Arts Center since 2014. She currently live in Mebane with her husband and two young boys as well as 11 geese and 7 ducks. She is currently working on expanding her knowledge of surface decoration techniques as well as combining her love of the natural world with her ceramic design.


Tuition includes the cost of glaze materials, firing fees, and a bag of clay.


In-person classes offered during the pandemic are conducted at a low maximum capacity and with social distancing measures in place. Masks must be worn at all times. Students are required to sign a liability waiver before attending in-person classes. Refunds and exchanges are not offered for online or in-person classes offered during the pandemic.

All ArtSchool registrations have a $3 processing fee added upon check-out.


October 10, 2020 @ 9:00 am
October 31, 2020 @ 12:30 pm
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Ceramics Studio
300-G E. Main St.
Carrboro, NC 27510 United States
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