Pinch, Pulled, and Hybrid Handles

April 9

Pinch, Pulled, and Hybrid Handles


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $60

Saturday, April 9 ~ 1:00pm to 3:00pm

In this virtual workshop, Wooten will demonstrate a variety of methods he utilizes to create versatile handles for any mug. This includes a range of basic pulled handles and expands into pinch-pulled methods, as well as more complex/component-based handles. The techniques demonstrated in this workshop are appropriate for any mug or appendage form! He will also discuss workflow and approaches in various clays, such as porcelain. If you’ve been struggling with those pesky handles, this is the perfect workshop to find the right handle shape and method for your practice. This is  appropriate for beginners as well as advanced potters looking for other or newer forms of handle making. So grab your favorite mug, and join us online!

This class will be conducted live on Zoom. Participants will receive an email from Peters Valley at least 48 hours prior that includes a link and a password. Only registered participants will be admitted.

Level: Beginner and Beyond
Workshop Levels

Definitions of Skill Levels for Workshops

  • Beginner and Beyond: Introductory level course that presents basic knowledge of tools, materials and techniques and is geared towards first timers or those who want to improve and expand their technique. It takes time to build skills.
  • Advanced Beginner and Beyond: Instruction that assumes some familiarity with tools, materials and equipment. Includes reviews and builds on basic skill sets, allows for those with more experience to work at their own pace. Further development of fundamentals, participants have had at least one class or equivalent with professional instruction.
  • Intermediate: Course content that assumes a working knowledge of basic studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored. Participants feel comfortable in the studio setting.
  • Intermediate to Advanced: Course content that requires a proficient working knowledge of studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored in class.
  • Advanced: Assumes proficiency and advanced working knowledge of materials and studio tools and equipment so that the focus is on artistic narrative and/or technical development.
Ages: Adult


Registration for this workshop has been closed.


Dallas Wooten

Dallas Wooten was born in Louisville, KY where he earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Ceramics from Indiana University Southeast, right across the river. Upon graduating, he attended Ohio University’s graduate program. During that time, he was awarded as a 2018 LEAP (Lydon Emerging Artist Award) finalist. Wooten completed his Masters in Fine Arts from OU in 2020. Recently, Wooten was a long-term Artist-in-Residence at Hope Center for Arts and Technology, Inc., where he taught classes at HopeCAT as well as Youngstown State University. Wooten has recently founded Wooten Clayworks and is currently setting up his studio in Hackettstown, New Jersey, where he works as a studio artist.

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