Textured Tuesdays: Hand-building


Registrations for this workshop are now closed.

Marla Benton
Tuesdays, September 22 – October 27, 2020
9:00am – 1:00pm

**This course is now full. Registration requests will be added to our waitlist.

Start your day off with creating and working with clay!

In this class, we will be looking at different ways to hand-build functional and sculptural works of art. Through pinching, rolling, extruding and coiling, you will be able to explore the different qualities of clay.

Surface design and glazing techniques will add to the fun during this fully packed 5 week course.

No experience needed.


Students should bring:

  • Apron
  • Hand towel

This class consists of 5 working sessions (Sept. 22 to Oct. 20, 9:00a.m. – 1:00p.m.) with an additional pick up day on the 6th week (Oct. 27, 9:00a.m. – 10:00a.m.).


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.