Telling a Story with Clay

Sat. April 7th from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Hands on workshop with Anna Freeman

Virginia Wesleyan University Ceramics Studio

Cost $40 CDA members, $50 non-members

Reserve your space and register with a Paypal payment to Anna Freeman at

Level, Intermediate/Advanced

(or Beginner with some basic experience)

This hands-on workshop will explore altering thrown forms and using surface techniques to create sculptural vessels with rich narratives and personally meaninful content. Anna will demonstrate the processes she uses to make her elongated sculptural vessels and guide participants through a project of their own. Participants will explore content and imagery, and will alter thrown forms as the basis to develop surfaces that tell a story. Clay is provided (cone 6 porcelain). Thrown cylinders will be available as starters for students to dive in to altering to create a piece to take home for firing and finishing. Throwing or slab-building additional forms to make a larger piece is optional, as well as bringing a different clay to work with.

Questions: contact Anna at

Or Angela Tilley, CDA President at


If you are interested in having someone come and present a workshop, please attend a meeting and let the board members know.

We are also looking for someone to fill the Workshop Chair position. This is actually a pretty simple job that can be done alone or with an assistant. Again, let the board know if you are would like to help out.


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