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In this class, you will be carving a design of your own creation (I’ll have ideas for you too) into clay using a technique called “sgraffito.” We’ll start with a white tile, paint it black, then watch your designs emerge. I’ll be sharing my handmade tools with you too. Leah will take them to her studio to fire them and accent the design with a clear glaze. You can use your clay tile(s) as a coaster, wall hanging…be creative! 

Artist Bio:

Leah Simmons DeCapio has made art all of her life. She received a Studio Arts Degree (with an emphasis in Ceramics) and an Anthropology Degree from the University of Colorado. Today, she lives and creates in the mountains of Colorado. Her work is inspired by the beauty of nature around her, family and friends. Leah believes in slowing down and truly touching the hands of the makers of ceramic items. This acts as an exchange and intimacy as we engage more fully in everyday acts like drinking a cup of coffee! 

Leah’s Website & Portfolio:


Wednesday, June 15th

Sgraffito Carving Clay Class with Leah Decapio



Wednesday, June 15, 2022
All Day


Wild Bear Nature Center

20 Lakeview Drive
Nederland, CO, 80466