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Holiday Clay Class for children with adults is Dec. 1

"Handmade Ceramic Ornaments and Holiday Mugs," a child with an adult hand-building with clay class, will be offered on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to noon at The Phipps Center for the Arts.

Adults and children ages 4 and older will work closely together as they learn basic hand-building techniques such as pinching, coiling, and clay slab-construction to make one-of-a-kind hanging ornaments such as snowmen, snowflakes, decorative globes and unique holiday mugs for apple cider, tea, or eggnog. Participants will use a light-colored clay and brush on colorful decorations after which the instructor will cover their creations with a clear, food-safe glaze, and then have them fired and ready to take home on Saturday, Dec. 8.

Instructor Andy Rineck has worked for many years creating functional pottery forms as well as sculptures in a variety of firing methods. He enjoys throwing, hand-building, and brush decorating. He is currently completing his bachelor of fine arts at the University of Wisconsin - River Falls.

The fee for this class is $37 per adult and child pair, $15 for an additional child. For more information or to register, go to, call (715) 386-2305, or stop by the center.