Cory McCrory

MCC's Annual Pottery Workshop

Schedule of EventsA clay figure of a woman holding a coffee cup

Date: April 21 and 22 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Fee: $80 for both days, includes lunch

Location: MCC Pottery Studio

Create with Us

Please join us for this in-depth art-making experience through Cory McCrory’s take on whimsical pottery, using paper clay. This two-day hands-on workshop will provide participants an opportunity to learn Cory’s unique approach to forming and altering paper clay into fanciful, functional, and hand-built dishes and sculptures. While at the same time, learning her unique approach to surface decoration, and glaze application. Cory will demonstrate how she manipulates clay by taking simple slabs and forming them into complex, humorous works of art.

Cory will show the relationship she has with sewing and clay in her process. “I grew up at the foot of a sewing machine. Much of my work uses the knowledge given by my mother. We make our “fabric”, stretch, ease, dart, and “sew” it together. We will find the fun in functional.

About the Artist

Cory attended Northwestern Connecticut Community College and Waubonsee Community College. She currently lives in Sandwich, IL. Cory has been working in clay for more than 30 years, starting as a thrower, and then transitioning to hand building. She loves the puzzle that each piece provides,
feeling that there are unlimited possibilities.

Each fall semester, MCC's art department partners with the Clayworkers' Guild of Illinois and the MCC Clay Club to bring in award-winning ceramic artists to lead a hands-on workshop. We charge a minimal fee for each workshop and open the workshop to the public.

Learn more about our ceramics program.

See examples of ceramics students' work.