CERAMICS WORKSHOPS are being held under the instruction of local artist Ellen Hones Martin, right, for beginning students age 13 and older. Awaiting instructions, workshop participants Jessica McCollum, left, and Mary Louise Tollenaar begin making their pinch pots. The workshops are meant to be an introduction to hand-building techniques like slab building, with pots, catch-all trays, mugs and magnets as the finished products. A fee of $45 covers clay, glazes and the kiln firing of the finished pieces. Tools, towels and aprons will be made available for use and participants are invited to bring their own rubber or wood stamps or other objects to create relief designs and pictures or sketches for inspiration. Coffee and snacks will be provided, Hones Martin added. The next workshop, divided into two three-hour sessions, will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Feb. 22 and 2 to 5 p.m. Feb. 29 at 222 W. Main Plaza. The pieces will be fired after the Feb. 29 session and available for pickup at a date to be determined. For more information or to register, email Hones Martin at ellenhones11@gmail.com or go to her Facebook page, @EllenHonesPottery.  

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