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:

Monday Nights: 6:30-9:30

Nov 13, 20, 27,
Dec 4, 11

Tuesday Days: 12-3

November 7, 14, 21, 28,
December 5th



Hand-Illustrated Holiday Cards

Grab some friends and a bottle of wine and join me for a night of artistic exploration at the Rebuilding Exchange. Learn illustration techniques from Leah and make a custom holiday (or other) card in this workshop using watercolor pencils, original poetry, stock images and transfer paper. You will leave with an original hand-illustrated card and the skills to make more cards for all your friends and family.

This is a BYOB event. The workshop will be held in the Lion's Den classroom. You are welcome to bring your own beverages to sip on while you are creating. Glasses will be provided. Participants bringing alcoholic beverages must be at least 21 years of age.


NOVEMBER 21ST 6:30-9 PM | $40


Wall-Hanging workshop

Come spend the evening choosing from dozens of pre-fired marbled porcelain components to assemble your very own wall hanging or windchime! ALL this over a glass (or three) of wine!

Materials provided to all students:

Various wooden beads,  brass shapes. brass tube,  leather,  various color twine,  10-20 porcelain components


NOVEMBER 11TH 12-2:30 PM | $50

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