Epic Mugs

Mergoat Mug (2014) 1    Raven Mug (2013)1


WHEN:  Sunday May 31st from 12:30 pm to 5:30 pm &  Saturday June 6th from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm

WHERE: Main & Station Second Floor, 168 Main Street, Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, B0M 1S0

WHO: This workshop is open to all ages and experience levels.

INSTRUCTOR: Jessica Sallay-Carrington

Sculptural ceramics is a diverse and complicated art form, always allowing for more room to grow and new techniques to learn. Each technique allows its own approach and each has its advantages.

In this workshop Jessica will teach how to build a mug using a slab-building technique.  By adding and removing clay, playing with texture and imagery we will turn it into a functional sculptural mug.  It is a very rewarding feeling drinking out of an interesting mug made yourself.

On the first day of this workshop everyone will build their mug.  The mugs will be fired and ready to be glazed for the second day of the workshop.  The objective for this course is for each participant to build one sculptural mug out of clay.

At the beginning of the first day, Jessica will introduce the technique with a demonstration, what is possible to do with it, and how long the process will take. Take a look at the images on this page to get an idea of some of the possibilities for this workshop.

Epic Mugs




Materials and tools will be provided but, if you already have your own clay sculpting tools, it is recommended that you bring them with you.



This is a 2-day workshop.

  • Day 1– Building the sculptural mug using a slab technique.
  • Day 2– The piece has been bisqued; this day is for glazing and other surface treatments. After Day 2, the pieces will be fired. Finished pieces can be picked up after the final firing is complete.

If you have any questions, email us at fun@hmsnonesuch.com

    Boobie Mug (2013) 1


If you will be coming from out of town, please let us know if you need any help or information, such as with directions or accommodations.


Cost/Participant – $125.00 + tax = 143.75

Price includes clay, glaze and firing.

To register, please fill in the form below and send your payment to reserve your place. An email will be sent to confirm your registration and receipt of your payment.


If you wish to pay by credit card, select PayPal when you register and we will email you a PayPal invoice.

Pay the easy way with an Interac e-Transfer: simply go to your online bank and send a transfer to fun@hmsnonesuch.com.

If you wish to pay by cheque, mail it to Main & Station, 168 Main Street, PO Box 507, Parrsboro, Nova Scotia B0M 1S0

Please don’t forget to fill in the registration form above so that we can reserve your place immediately.