Saturday, July 8, 2023 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
4848 Main St., Houston, Texas, 77002 (Map)

This workshop is sold out. To be added to the waitlist email

Explore the decorative pottery technique of sgraffito with ceramic artist Gabo Martinez! Find inspiration in the artist’s solo exhibition, Gabo Martinez: The Land of Flowers, featuring ceramics and printmaking, and make your own decorated bowls. Sgraffito (from the Italian “to scratch”) is a pottery decorating technique achieved by applying layers of color (underglazes or colored slips) to leather-hard pottery, then scratching through the layers to create contrasting images, patterns, and textures which reveal the clay color beneath. Participants will learn the basics of this technique as they design a decorative pattern that will be carved into premade bowls. Each participant will decorate two, unfired leather-hard bowls.

Please note that all projects will be fired in the kiln and ready to be picked up after July 15, 2023.

$65 for HCCC members
$85 for Non-Members

This class is for adults aged 18+ or children aged 13+ accompanied by a parent or guardian. No experience is necessary. Pre-registration is required and includes instructor, basic materials, tools and administration fees. Registration closes on July 7 at 12:00 PM.

Workshops are subject to cancellation or change due to low enrollment. Registrants will be notified seven (7) days in advance if the workshop is canceled by HCCC. If registrants need to cancel their registration, they must do so at least 14 days in advance to receive a full refund. No refunds will be made for cancellations made less than two weeks prior to the workshop date. To cancel your registration, email HCCC at, so that someone on the waiting list can attend the workshop.