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CurioCity: STEAM and Beyond- Sculpting Clay Lanterns

May 14, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Explore the world of ceramics and create your own clay lantern

In this workshop we will be creating lanterns from air dry clay. Participants will learn basic ceramic handbuilding techniques and use geometry to build candle holders. We will learn how to roll slabs of clay, decorate them through carving and painting, and assemble them to create a fully functional geometric lantern that students can take home.

Gopi Shah is the Owner and Creative Director of Gopi Shah Ceramics, a one-woman handcrafted pottery design studio in Long Beach, California. Gopi began working with clay at the age of 14 and continued her education in ceramics at the Museum of Fine Arts and Santa Monica College. Since starting her business in 2014, her work has been featured in Curbed and The Jungalow, displayed at the Craft Contemporary, and sold in West Elm and Anthropologie. Her business has also been featured in international commercials for Quickbooks and FedEx. She currently resides in Long Beach with her catahoula, Hanz.


Long Beach Public Library Foundation


Billie Jean King Main Library
200 W Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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