Create your own Garden Tile, Stepping Stone
or Pet Memorial Stone

A Hands-on Clay Workshop

Tiles and plaques are the focus of the workshop. 

The special clay is a red earthenware containing sand and grog and
the fired unglazed tiles may remain outdoors year-round.

 

No clay experience needed!  Just a desire to join in the camaraderie of creating. 
A short demonstration showing materials, tools, and techniques will get you started!

Designed for persons aged 17+.  

You will roll out the clay and use your creativity to decorate the surface with stamps, sgraffito (scratching clay) and appliqué (applied shapes) techniques.  Assistance is always available.

  •     Tools and ideas are provided

  •     You may bring ideas, images, stamps and cookie cutters to decorate your tile. Stamps should     have thick print lines and be fairly deep.  This clay is coarse and very intricate stamps may not stamp well

  •     You will be working with damp red-brown clay - this is not a messy or muddy process!

  •     Dress comfortably for the weather and in clothing that can be washed

Materials - Two size options are available and are payable at the workshop
Sizes are approximate

  • Option 1 is about 6 pounds of clay and makes a tile/stone that is 8” x 8”, ¾” thick      

  • Option 2 is about 8 1/2 pounds of clay and makes a tile/stone that is 11” x 11”, ¾” thick

Sizes are approximate and based on how the clay is rolled out.  Your “leftover” clay can be used to make a few plant stakes or a small plaque.

Material fee for the clay is due at the workshop, payable by cash or check   

          Option 1 = $25   -    Option 2 = $35

 

Scheduled Outdoor Workshops  -  3 hours in length

I am hosting workshops at the Macungie Memorial Park in the “White Oak” pavilion

50 North Poplar Street, Macungie, PA 18062

Workshop fee is $36 - Gather 3 friends to join the workshop and you get the workshop fee for free! 
Use the Coupon Code listed with each event when signing up your group of 4 or more.

Register for the workshops here

Workshop Dates and Times

  • Sunday May 22         9:30am to 12:30pm       

  • Sunday May 22         2:00pm to 5:00pm         

The fired pottery will be available for pickup at the studio 1 month after the workshop or by other arrangement. 

Workshops are available at your location for 5 to 10 people within 20 miles of the studio. 
Garden Clubs  and  Garden Centers are encouraged to inquire.

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Clay Tile just stamped
Applique sun
Tracing the design
Traced design
The finished design on greenware
fired tiles and plant stakes
stamped plant stakes