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Mini Clay Workshop

Marla Benton

All Levels
May 20, 27

About the Workshop

In this two-day workshop participants will be introduced to the basics of working with clay. As you hand-build your creations, you will learn about the process of clay, different techniques and surface design. A week later, you will come back and learn how to decorate/glaze what you have made! This workshop is open to those with or without experience.

Paint Brushes

Material List

All materials supplied by instructor.


Your Instructor

Marla Benton

Marla Benton is a ceramic artist and educator living and working in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia. Benton has balanced working in her studio and teaching ceramic workshops. Both Benton’s gallery work and installation art encourage personal connection through text and surprising elements that challenge expectations, evoke curiosity, and encourage interactions and participation.  

Originally from small town Ontario, she attended the Ontario College of Art & Design, where she found clay her preferred medium. After transferring to the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design, Benton completed her degree with a major in ceramics, studying under Walter Ostrom, Neil Forrest and Rory MacDonald. A few years later, she earned her second degree from Nipissing University (BED).

Benton’s work has been published/exhibited in Canada and the USA.  She has received Creation Grants from Arts NS, ArtsSmarts Grants from the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, and participated in Artist Residencies.  Benton presently sits on the Board of Craft Nova Scotia as a Director-at-Large.

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