This workshop is intended to help beginning carvers gain a basic understanding of carving botanical species. Carving can be fun at any skill level, but it is recommended that participants have an intermediate level of experience with clay. This workshop will last for two-and-a-half hours, and will include an introduction, demonstration, and time to practice your carving with my help. Clay will be provided, however as everyone’s preference is different, please bring any tools you enjoy carving with as well as a number 2 pencil. For this workshop, please bring a sketch of either leaves or a simple flower (Blue flax, Forget me not, or Dogwood) as we will be working off of your individual sketches.
Emily Thorpe is a Utah based ceramic artist. She obtained an undergraduate degree in Fine Arts
from Utah Valley University in 2022. Her work is primarily inspired by nature. She hopes to
bring a small part of the joys of the outdoors into the homes of those who collect her work. The
works that she creates are porcelain vessels that have been intricately carved with flora and fauna.