Leah Ball

Leah Ball makes marbled ceramic homegoods, art objects, and a line of Feminist as F*ck fine jewelry.

WORKSHOP SERIES in the studio. (located just north of Humboldt Park in Chicago IL)

All offerings are first-come-first-serve but feel free to email hello@leah-ball.com if you would like to schedule a private group workshop or to request more class times! No experience required, all levels welcome!


5 Week Slip-Casting Workshop

In this course you will carve an original design from throw-away clay. I will then show you how to make multiples of 4-6 by creating a plaster mold, slip-casting into them, adding embellishments like handles or decorative elements and then glazing and firing. It's a great process for making matching holiday gifts or a personal dinnerware set, and the predominant process I use for my ceramic work.

The classes will be 3 hours and you will have access to additional studio hours. 6 spots available per class at $150.

Class 1: Concept and create the original (ideas: hanging planter, dinner plates or vase for gifts or personal)
Class 2: Create plaster mold
Class 3: Pour molds and add handles and extra embellishments
Class 4: Paint and Glaze
Class 5: Finish glazing/Parrrty

The times available are:

Wednesday Nights: 6:30-9:30

Jan 17, 24, 31,
Feb 14, 21




Hand-Illustrated Erotic Plates

Grab some friends and a bottle of wine and join me for a night of artistic exploration! Each student will get a pre-bisque fired canopy plate handmade by yours truly. We will use transfer paper, slip, glaze, vintage and feminist porn, my original illustrations and your own work to compose hand-painted erotic plates. I will then fire to temp and they will be available to pick up the following week.  Only 8 spots available, 2 classes!


Thursday, December 14th | 6:30-9 PM | $45

Thursday, December 28th | 6:30-9 PM | $45

Thursday, January 25th | 6:30-9 PM | $45

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Marbled mug workshop

Bring a friend and make a marbled mug! In this 3 hour workshop students will get the basics on how to marble porcelain and then hand-build a mug out of it. The pieces will be fired with clear glaze and ready for pick-up the following week. Only 8 spots available!


Wednesday, December 20th | 6:30-9:30 PM | $60

Tuesday, January 16th | 12-2:30 PM | $60

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