Didem Mert – Elevating the Slab Mug

Hey there! My name is Didem Mert (she/they) and I’ll be walking you through the steps of making one of my slab mugs!

I’ll show you how to create a well thought out cup form with several major tips and tricks to give your pieces that clean and finished touch. Using a pony roller and a coil we’ll make a handle that looks pulled, but without splashing water all over our work station. Last, but definitely not least, I’ll discuss using added materials in the clay slab to give a more one of a kind texture, color palette, and alternative material feel.

In this workshop you’ll learn how to:

  • Make even compressed slabs without the use of a slab roller
  • Build a clean cup form made from slabs
  • Several tips and tricks to giving your pieces that finished touch
  • Make a handle that has a pulled feel, but is made using a coil and pony roller
  • Additives to your slab

When you buy this workshop, you get:

  • Instant Access to Watch my online Workshop
    • It’s 1 hour 15 minutes long.
  • Bonus Q&A
    • In this 1 hour Q&A – I answered questions about my process face-to-face.
  • Lifetime Access to the Replays
    • The workshop and the Q&A are recorded, and you get lifetime access to it.
    • You can watch it online, or download it to your device to watch offline at any time

About Didem Mert

Didem Mert was born and raised in Cincinnati, OH. She received her BFA (ceramics) from Northern Kentucky University in 2014 and her MFA (ceramics) from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2017. Mert has exhibited nationally in places such as The Clay Studio, Companion Gallery, Charlie Cummings Gallery, AKAR, The Erie Art Museum, and over forty other venues. Her work was published in Ceramics Monthly’s 2014 Undergraduate Showcase. She was awarded a first prize grant through the Three Arts Foundation in 2014. She was featured on the cover of Pottery Making Illustrated’s January/February 2016 issue. Mert was included on C File’s list of 15 Potters to Watch in 2016. She was also featured on Architectural Digest’s 10 Ceramic Artists Giving Pottery A Modern Update. Mert led a residency at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts during the summer of 2017. She was honored as one of Ceramics Monthly’s Emerging Artists of 2018. Mert was a summer resident at the Archie Bray Foundation in 2018. Didem currently lives in Occidental, CA.

Website: http://www.didemmert.com

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Zsuzsa Molnar
Posted 8 months ago
Great class

Wonderful, very informative class, even better Q&A!

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Kevin Leong
Posted 1 year ago
Wonderful class

I enjoyed watching Didem Mert's class. I love creating mugs and she gave me things to think about when making the mugs. She used a pony roller to smooth the edge of her mug slab and created several other techniques that I have since incorporated into my work.

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