Classes & Workshops

Chess Sets of Clay

  • Class starts on: Sunday, October 23, 2022
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Sundays | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Main Campus
  • Fee: $270


The complexities of chess challenge the brain…32 warriors pitted in combat on a 64 square field. We’ll create clay chess sets designed to fit your personal style or theme and sure to satisfy your ruthless urge to conquer. Imagine opening a game with the Latvian Gambit, using a King‘s Pawn handmade by you. Almost as satisfying as declaring, “Checkmate!”

Required Supplies

Purchase clay at first class by cash or check - $20 (checks payable to Florida Clay Art).

Special Notes

Note: A second enrollment in "Chess Sets of Clay" may be necessary to complete the set.


Doug Bringle

Senior Faculty | Ceramics | Young Artists Program

An accomplished artist and experienced art educator, Doug Bringle joined the faculty at Crealdé School of Art in 2001. He is well-known for his ability to introduce students of any age to the wonders of clay, teaching adult and youth handbuilding classes. His parent-child workshops have generated hundreds of family keepsakes, including jack-o’-lanterns and Christmas trees. Bringle graduated from the University of Florida, and his clay work is handbuilt, using traditional slab, pinch and coil techniques. Sea themes are featured in many of his distinctive pieces, reflecting his birth on a small Atlantic island in the Azores. Bringle is influenced by pre-Columbian forms, particularly Maya, Moche and Nazca. He also admires the bold, graphic art of the peoples of the Northwest Coast, Japanese Jomon and Chinese jade and bronze forms.

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Doug Bringle
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Chess Sets of Clay