There are many ways to manipulate slabs into three-dimensional forms: swell, stretch, and expand from behind, indent, distort, in addition to or instead of traditional sculptural techniques so the subject begins to organically emerge out of the slab. Slabs can also be painted and stained with ceramic slips and oxides, and can become the basis of mixed media work after firing. These techniques are especially suited to rounded human and animal forms. Students will have the opportunity to work from a model in this workshop. Workshop fee covers payement for model payment and firing.