Photo courtesy of Anna Freeman.


Thursdays, May 18–June 1, 2023
6:30–9:00 PM


Ceramics: Sgraffito
Three Sessions
Instructor: Anna Freeman

Sgraffito involves carving lines and marks through layers of underglaze or slip to reveal the clay color beneath. Visit our galleries to view the intricately carved works of exhibiting artist LaToya Hobbs, and create a ceramic piece inspired by Hobbs’ processes of using subtraction to create imagery.

Students will explore ceramic surface design and the subtractive carving technique of sgraffito to create a ceramic platter. No previous experience is needed with clay or drawing. Clay, glazes, tools, and firings are all provided.

Level: Beginner-Intermediate

Thursdays, May 18–June 1
6:30–9:00 PM
Members $120; Nonmembers $135


Anna Freeman Artist

Anna Freeman concentrated in Ceramics and Printmaking at Alfred University's School of Art & Design in New York, where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts. She earned her Master of Fine Arts in Visual Studies through a joint interdisciplinary program at Old Dominion University and Norfolk State University. Her work has been exhibited across the country and is held in private collections internationally. Images of Freeman’s work have been published in multiple books, including Image Transfer on Clay, 500 Ceramic Sculptures, Ceramic Sculptures, and Ceramics Today. Originally from Pennsylvania, Freeman now lives in Virginia Beach, where she works as a ceramic artist and instructor.

Anna V. Freeman

Mask wearing inside the studios is encouraged, and masks may be required at the discretion of the instructor.