Functional Sculptures


Registrations for this workshop are now closed.

Marla Benton
Sundays, October 15 – November 19, 2023
9:00am – 1:00pm

In this 6 week long workshop, we will have 4 hours each Sunday to explore ways to turn functional forms into functional sculptures. Demonstrations and discussions on how to create and combine pieces will guide participants to focus on creating some smaller pieces, which will then lead into their own creative projects.

This course will challenge you to think about your tableware a little differently.

Experience with clay would be an asset, but not a necessity.

Students should bring:

  • Apron (aprons can always be purchased at the LSA)
  • Water bottle
  • Note book
  • Pen/pencil
  • Old towel
  • Label any personal tools you might bring to use


Registrations for this workshop are now closed.

Marla Benton

Marla Benton is a ceramic artist and educator living and working in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia. Benton has balanced working in her studio and teaching ceramic workshops. Both Benton’s gallery work and installation art encourage personal connection through text and surprising elements that challenge expectations, evoke curiosity, and encourage interactions and participation.

Originally from small town Ontario, she attended the Ontario College of Art & Design, where she found clay her preferred medium. After transferring to the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design, Benton completed her degree with a major in ceramics. Later, she earned her second degree from Nipissing University (BED).

Benton’s work has been published/exhibited in Canada and the USA.  She has received Creation Grants from Arts NS, ArtsSmarts Grants from the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, and participated in Artist Residencies.


Registrations for this workshop are now closed.