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Sat, Sep 23



From Fabric to Clay Workshop with Sam Briegel

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From Fabric to Clay Workshop with Sam Briegel
From Fabric to Clay Workshop with Sam Briegel

Time & Location

Sep 23, 2023, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM EDT

Hackettstown, 276 Main St, Hackettstown, NJ 07840, USA

About the Event

Join us with Sam Briegel to learn how to make fabric-inspired forms out of clay!

In this one day, 8 hour workshop, students will learn how to make and utilize an 8.5’’x11’’x1’’ low-relief fabric textured plaster slab. Students will begin the workshop by pouring their own 8.5’’x11’’x1’’ plaster slab from a low-relief swatch of fabric. Students will then learn basic techniques to transfer their fabric texture onto a slab of clay, as well as a more advanced technique of transferring layers of colored texture using stained slips. Briegel will show multiple ways to use the textured slab of clay, such as: leaving it flat to make coasters and tiles or by using a two-dimensional foam template to hand build a basic cup or mug. Fabric textures will be available for students to choose from, but students are encouraged to bring their own. Students will not be able to use their plaster slab until it is cured and fully dry, so students will practice transferring texture on a provided plaster slab the day of the workshop. 

This workshop is perfect for the maker who loves texture and enjoys hand building functional work especially out of slabs. Sign up today to add a new technique to your studio practice!

This workshop is suitable for Intermediate-Advanced artists. Basic knowledge of rolling out slabs of clay and slab building strongly encouraged.

The event will include breakfast refreshments and a 45-minute lunch break. Feel free to bring your own lunch, snacks, and beverages! We seek to foster a community here, so if you want to bring enough to share, we always encourage pot-luck style gatherings.

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