A high school arts educator by day, Ariel has been teaching creative courses for over a decade - to all ages, and in every sort of setting imaginable.
Throughout summer and fall of 2023, Ariel hosted monthly Sgraffito workshops in her clay studio through Hoamsy. These workshops are currently on pause, and may return in 2024.
An exciting new offering is beginner wheel throwing lessons - both private and for couples (platonic couples too!)
Private and 2-Person
Wheel Throwing Lessons (Beginner)
2 Hour Private Lesson - $160.
3 Hour Couple/2-Person Lesson - $230
Studio Located in (South) Nashville, TN
Invested in a pottery wheel but don't know where to start? Or curious to try wheel throwing but can't commit to a 6 week course? (Besides, they sell out so fast!) Whatever the reason, I'd love to help you dive into wheel throwing. Please fill out the adjacent form and let me know the following:
1. Interest in private lesson, or 2-person.
2. If you prefer weekends, weeknights, or weekdays.
Lessons will be scheduled when invoice is paid and agreement is signed. Lessons may be scheduled beginning in January 2024. A questionnaire will be sent so that your lesson is tailored to your wants and needs!
Previous workshops hosted by Ariel in her studio. Stay tuned because they may come back!
$95, Limited Tickets Available
Learn how to make unique and colorful designs on handmade pottery with Sgraffito. Sgraffito (Italian: "scratched") is the technique of carving away a surface layer to reveal raw clay underneath and works well for illustrations and text alike. Sgraffito also lends itself well to patterning or abstract designs. You may come with a design idea in mind, or I can help you form one on the spot! Design templates will also be available. After a little bit of practice, you will carve into one pre-made ceramic form (a handmade mug or planter). I will bisque + glaze + fire your form, which will then be available for pickup within approximately 3 weeks. Should you want to create more than one design, additional forms for carving may be available for an added fee.
Ceramic Altar Workshop
Limited Tickets Available
Join me to create a uniquely personal work of art to adorn your wall. As we head into the season of lit candles and cozy camaraderie, an altar can provide a meaningful space for remembrance, faith, celebration, or even just a sweet home for tiny treasures. We will explore ceramic hand building by assembling our altars, and then we will decorate them to make them personal. Altar sizes and shapes will be designated by offered templates. For decoration - you may come with imagery in mind, use templated designs I provide, or I can help you form ideas on the spot! I will bisque + glaze + fire your altar, which will then be available for pickup in approximately 3-4 weeks. (Note: timing is estimated but not guaranteed). All levels of skill welcome.
Botanical Platter Workshop
Limited Tickets Available
From total beginners to experienced ceramicists - all are welcome! Celebrate the season by creating a botanical print ceramic platter. Platter forms are available in various sizes and shapes - you could make a serving platter, or a pair of cake plates! You may bring your own leaves and florals, or use ones I provide. Freshly picked botanicals with thin stems work best. We will hand build the platters, and then decorate the botanical prints with color. I will bisque + clear glaze + fire your form, which will then be available for pickup within approximately 3-4 weeks (Note: timing is estimated but not guaranteed.)