From a clay slab to the table...

Clay kitchenware is all the rage on social media, but it has also been a long-lived popular art form for so much longer! It's a common misconception that you need a potter's wheel to work with clay, but Vicki Conley shows you how to make a simple mold without one and clay forms with your hands, a technique known as hand-building pottery. Vicki has been a professional potter for over 40 years and is excited to share her expertise!

There is no need for a potter's wheel for this course; styrofoam makes for a cost-effective material to create simple molds for soft clay slabs. Charming clay plates, bowls, and cups are easy-to-make with Vicki's hand-building pottery tips and tricks. You'll also learn how to use block printing linoleum to impress designs on your clay pieces. Whether you want to gift clay dinnerware, impress your friends, or enjoy a relaxing hobby, this pottery course is open to all skill levels.


What you will learn

  • Start your pottery journey with beginner projects

  • Follow along as Vicki demonstrates soft slab hand-building techniques

  • No potter’s wheel needed, but you need access to a kiln

  • Create dinnerware like plates, bowls, and cups with your own designs

  • You’ll receive an overview of materials and clay needed

  • Includes access to course videos, the Creative Spark private community, and discussion with your instructor. Your course content does not expire.

Hand-Building Pottery: Clay Dinnerware

Make your own clay dinnerware and add unique designs without a potters wheel! Form your clay pieces using easy-to-make molds and hand-building techniques, then print unique designs using block printing linoleum to make unique plates, bowls, and cups in this beginner-friendly pottery course.

Course Curriculum

  • Welcome to Slab Pottery

    2 Videos 1 Text

  • Materials and Setup

    2 Videos

  • Creating Your Dinnerware

    4 Videos

  • Course Challenge and Wrap Up

    2 Videos