MS-P Handbuilding 101

  • 11/10/2021
  • 12/01/2021
  • 4 sessions
  • 11/10/2021, 6:00 PM 9:00 PM (EST)
  • 11/17/2021, 6:00 PM 9:00 PM (EST)
  • 11/24/2021, 6:00 PM 9:00 PM (EST)
  • 12/01/2021, 6:00 PM 9:00 PM (EST)
  • Makersmiths 785 S. 20th St. Purcellville, VA 20132
  • 10


  • These are guests of Makersmiths.
  • These are members of Makersmiths.

Learn the basics of hand building with clay. 

We will make different projects each week utilizing a variety of techniques, including slab building, coil building, textures and more.  Upon the completion of the class students will have several finished pieces to take home. 

We will tackle a functional bowl, tea light holder, mug and more.  (Projects may vary from those shown in the photo above.)

Cost of class includes clay, glazes, firing and supplies.  Most items will be glazed by instructors. 

Classes will meet in the Purcellville upper building classroom.

Class size is limited to 10 students.  A minimum of 5 students is needed to run the class.

Important considerations:

  • No food or drink in the ceramics studio.
  • Since we are working with mud, dress appropriately (wear a smock or grubby clothes).
  • No make-ups or refunds.

New to Makersmiths? Fill out an online waiver at

Questions? Contact Julie Borneman.

Come see us

Makersmiths Leesburg: 106 Royal St SW, Leesburg, VA 20175
Makersmiths Purcellville: 785 S. 20th St, Purcellville, VA 20132

You can also watch Virtual Tours on our YouTube Channel!                                 

Join us

Normally the best way to get to know us better is to just come on by during one of our Open Houses:

  • Leesburg Open House: Thursdays 6-8pm
  • Purcellville Open House: Tuesdays 6-8pm

You can email to request a tour if those days don't work for you. We're here to help get you making the best way we can!  


Makersmiths is a 501(c) non-profit organization.  106 Royal St SW, Leesburg, VA 20175

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