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Ceramics: “Pattern Tray”

April 12 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Deadline to Register: April 5th at 5:00pm

Title: Ceramics: “Pattern Tray”

Description: Come create a one-of-a-kind decorative work of art in this hand-building workshop. Through guided instruction, you will create a tray in the shape of your choosing. Once your tray is formed, you will have the opportunity to create a pattern using a variety of tools such as doily, textured rolling pins, mats, etc. If you have a specific embellishment you’d like to use feel free to bring your own!

Please note: During a second session (April 26th, 1:00-3:00 pm) after the pieces are bisque fired, you will apply a glaze of your choice. The finished pieces will be ready for pick-up within one week of glazing.

*There are many variables during the drying and firing process and pieces can crack or even explode. While we make every effort to ensure your work will be a success, these variables make it impossible to guarantee your work will survive, but thus is the life of a potter.


Instructor: This workshop will be taught by North Alabama potter and instructor, Roberta Ress. Roberta is mostly self-taught, however she learned valuable skills from other local potters in the community. She has taught small groups at her home studio and at High Cotton Arts located in Athens, Alabama. She also teaches at various Church camps and retreats throughout the area. In addition to ceramics, Roberta is a retired Certified Nurse Midwife who loves to spend time with her family and travel. She is the owner of Roberta Ress Studios where she creates and sells small batch functional pottery pieces.

 Supplies and Attire: All materials and supplies will be provided. Students should wear close-toed shoes.

Time: Tuesday, April 12th  (1:00pm-5:00pm) and Tuesday, April 26th (1:00pm-3:00pm)

Tuition: $105.00

Supply Fee: $20.00

Level: Beginner


Important Information: Registering for a workshop indicates that the student is 19 years or older and understands that photographs/video may be taken during the event and their image may be used on Burritt on the Mountain’s website and social media outlets or other promotional materials. Registration also indicates that the student releases Burritt on the Mountain and the City of Huntsville, all their directors, employees, volunteers, and any persons associated with Burritt on the Mountain, from any liability for any bodily injury and/or property damage suffered by the attendee as a result of actives during the educational program.

Cancellation Policy: Our workshops take a great deal of advance planning and purchasing of supplies. Students that cancel 14 days or more prior to the date of the class will be eligible for a refund, minus a $20.00 cancellation fee. If a student cancels 14 days or less prior to the date of the class, no refund can be issued.


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April 12
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Burritt on the Mountain


Burritt on the Mountain
3101 Burritt Dr.
Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
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