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Ceramics at The Bottom

Join our community class!

This project is an ongoing community workshop to develop and transmit ideas regarding ceramic culture and craft to help foster the next generation of BIPOC Appalachian ceramic craft culture.


These ceramic arts-focused classes will meet once a week for three hours, three times a month, starting in August 2022 until June 2023. Over the course of a year, this project will provide experiential education the equivalent of an MFA course to a traditionally unsupported community.


The class will cover the following ceramic techniques:

  • Pinch Pots

  • Coiling and Slab Building

  • Hump Molds and Slump Molds

Decorative techniques will include:

  • Underglaze

  • Slip Trailing

  • Sgraffitto

  • Inlay

  • Monotype Transfers

  • Glazing Styles


Classes will be taught by Maggie Connolly, funding for the workshops were made possible by the Arts & Culture Alliance, the City of Knoxville, and the Department of the Treasury.

Classes are offered to the community free of charge. Registration is required and there are a limited number of spots available for each session.


Spaces for session 2 are currently filled, please check back in late October for session 3 openings!

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