Mudhead Luminaria


Number of sessions: One 4-hour class

Course Fee: $25.00


In this class you will create a luminaria which has been inspired by the Hopi kachina.  You will make a slab-built tubular form, pinch pot for the head and hair and texture the surface to create the illusion of a costume.  The form will be incised once the tubular form used as a mold is removed.  In this one-session class you will create the entire form.  Bisque firing and glazing are on your own.  


  • Speckled Buff clay (approximately 6#)
  • Craft knife (X-acto or clay knife)
  • Brush for slip or magic water
  • Modeling tool 
  • Rubber rib
  • Scoring tool
  • Sponge
  • Ruler
  • Plastic bag (at least 12” tall by 8” wide)

Instructor will provide:

  • Bamboo skewer
  • Tubular form
  • Popsicle stick

Class Information:
  • Skill level/Pre-requisites: Intermediate, Basic Clay class
  • Number of students: Minimum 3   Maximum: 6