Ceramic Bead Buffet w/ Liz McCarthy

Event Category

Arts & DIY

Event Overview

- A variety of bead making, under-glazing, and glazing techniques.

- Includes clay and the option to glaze pre-made bisqueware beads.

- 30 minutes of instruction, the rest is open work time. 

- Make at least 10 beads

Minimum age

All ages welcome

What's Provided

5lbs of Clay, Tools, Underglaze, Glaze, items fired and available for pick up a week later

What You Can Expect From This Experience
  • Bead Making
  • Clay Hand-building
  • Underglazing and Glazing
Cancellation Policy

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GnarWare Workshop is a Chicago based ceramics studio. This space is dedicated to providing studios, workshops, and drop-in tutorials to help artists and hobbyists work through ideas. GnarWare is committed to material and conceptual experimentation as a workshop and community gathering place. GnarWare encourages conversations around developing skills and de-skilling developments.

Liz McCarthy founded GnarWare Workshop after finishing her MFA at UIC. Her practice combines non-traditional ceramic methods with performance and photography. She received a BFA from University of North Carolina at Asheville, where she first began dabbling in clay. She regularly exhibits her installations and performances throughout the city and beyond, in the fall of 2017 she is shared her “Whistle Hangout” performance at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and created an interactive clay installation entitled “The Pen” at the Riverside Arts Center. She also teaches classes for children with Marwen, SkyArt, and C.A.P.E.


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    Trina R.
    Reviewed on 04/15/18

    I enjoyed the class a lot, will go again.

    I enjoyed the class a lot, will go again.

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