Platters and Trays

from Slabs and Coils

Prerecorded Videos

Experienced potters and beginners alike will enjoy up-close access to Courtney’s approach in this online clay workshop. Approximately seven hours of high-quality prerecorded videos will invite participants into each step of the handbuilding process, from preparing the clay to refining leather-hard forms in preparation for the bisque kiln.

Video lessons will start with foundational techniques like creating platters and trays with slabs and coils. From there, the videos will build to more advanced methods for adding height to forms and imbuing pieces with individuality and function through the addition of handles and feet. Throughout the lessons, Courtney will invite students to carefully consider the specific use and visual balance of each pot.

Sixty days of access to the workshop videos will give participants plenty of time to watch, re-watch, and follow along with Courtney as they explore these techniques in their own homes and studios. 

Students can be successful with these techniques with only a work table and minimal tools. The layered content makes the workshop perfect for those who are new to clay and looking for a welcoming way to engage with this material as well as experienced potters who would like to bring more sophisticated handbuilding techniques into their practice. 

Suitable for all skill levels.

Fee: $350. Participants will have access to this workshop's prerecorded videos and associated materials for 60 days from date of purchase.

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How It Works

The materials list and prerecorded videos will be provided through Teachable.

Students have access to this material for 60 days from the date of purchase.


If you need help with enrollment or payment please contact [email protected].

Courtney Martin

Studio artist; teaching: Arrowmont (TN), Penland; exhibitions: solo show at Signature Shop (Atlanta), Smithsonian Craft Show (DC), Cousins in Clay (NC); representation: Signature Shop, Schaller Gallery (MI), Freehand (Los Angeles), Penland Gallery.


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