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Debra Balestreri

Debra Balestreri studied fine art and education at The University of Mary Washington where she earned her BA in Studio Art and her Virginia State Teaching License in 2003. She first worked as a substitute teacher for secondary education but very soon after decided to return to school to earn her Masters degree. In 2005 she received scholarship and was accepted into a very competitive low-residency Graduate Degree program at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia where she studied for three years, earning her MFA in Ceramic Sculpture and Post-Graduate Teaching License. In 2009 Debra began teaching as an adjunct alumna professor while also serving in her full-time career as Director of Visual Arts Education at the Workhouse.

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About this course

In this course I cover some really fun, easy to make ceramic projects that are not normally covered in a typical multi-week ceramics class. And the best part is that all the projects can be done from the comfort of your home without the need of a potter's wheel! All you need is your clay, a space to work, and a few tools! Topics include making a pinched succulent planter, a painter's palette, spoons and scoops, a slab-built spoon rest, and a completely slab-built teapot! I also throw in a bonus video about throwing a spoon rest, for those of you who do have a potters wheel.