Presented by the Clay Lady’s Campus and Teaching Artist Cassis Pitman  

$60 members; $75 not-yet-members (gallery admission, and parking validation included)  
Ages 18+ only. Space is limited. All skill levels are welcome.   

Join the Frist and the Clay Lady’s Campus for a clay sculpture workshop led by Cassis Pitman. The day will begin with a self-guided tour of the exhibition Shahpour Pouyan: Winter in Paradise at the museum before participants will meet at the Clay Lady’s Campus. There, participants will learn clay-slab and hand-building techniques to make architectural structures with a variety of basic forms. Guided carving, stamping, and textural design will be used for meaningful surface decoration. Each participant will create a fully decorated clay-sculpted structure to be kiln fired and picked up by the student in two weeks at the Clay Lady’s Campus. 

About the Teaching Artist and the Clay Lady’s Campus

Cassis Pitman is a ceramic artist based in Nashville, Tennessee. Her work explores themes of independence and loneliness through a science-fiction lens in sculptures that evoke the sensation of discovering an alien ecosystem. She graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2013 and has since honed her craft, primarily working in ceramics. Currently an artist in residence and educator at the Clay Lady’s Campus in Nashville, Cassis is dedicated to sharing her imaginative creations with a broader audience. 

The Clay Lady’s Campus is a one-of-a-kind creative crossroads for clay artists and art enthusiasts providing a hub for community, education, and supplies that artists need to grow in both skill and spirit!  

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