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!


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4 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 2.5 hours and you will have access to additional studio hours. 6 spots available per class at $140.

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

The times available are:

Wednesday Nights: 6:30-9

Jan  24, 31,
Feb 14, 21

 

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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!

 

Tuesday, February 13th | 6:30-9 PM | Sold-Out

Saturday, March 17th | 2-4:30 PM | $45

Saturday, April 7th PM | $45

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Marbled Ceramic pipe workshop

Each student will be shown how to create marble from white clay and colorful custom made slip. We will then fabricate a smoking device using tubes, geometric shapes and colorful inlays. Each piece will be glazed clear and fired within the week after the workshop and available for pick-up or shipping 7-10 days later. BYOB and a friend!

 

Tuesday, January 16th | 6:30-9 PM | $60

Monday, February 19th | 6:30-9 PM | $60

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ZERO TOLERANCE FOR INTOLERANCE

My Studio is a safe space-- no racism, cissexism, classism, faithism, ableism, transphobia, homophobia, fatphobia, or general hatefullness will be tolerated. If you would like more clarity of what that means then please reach out.