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Ceramics 101: April 27

Offered in conjunction with our special exhibition Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics, this one-day workshop will take you into the galleries to find inspiration for your own ceramic masterpiece. Students will then return to the studio with instructor and professional artist Amanda Pellerin to hand-build their own work of art. Slabs and coils of clay will be combined to create organic or geometric forms with pressed and incised designs. Pieces will be kiln fired and ready for pick-up in three weeks.

About the Instructor

Amanda has had a passion for the arts, especially clay, since being introduced to the medium at the age of 15. She specializes in handmade tile murals and clay sculptures. She has 20 years of experience in teaching and working with both children and adults. Amanda has been a workshop presenter for the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore Clayworks, and arts integration professional development sessions. Amanda Pellerin received her BFA from Maine College of Art, and her MFA from Towson University. She lives and keeps a studio in Baltimore City.


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  • Children (17 & under)
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  • Johns Hopkins University students with valid I.D.
  • Maryland Institute of College Arts students with valid I.D.
  • Morgan State University students with valid I.D.
  • The Peabody Conservatory students with valid I.D.
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