Beginner Hand Building in Clay Class
Intro to Hand Building will be an opportunity for students to work with clay as an art medium. Each student will become familiar with the basic methods of construction, decoration, vocabulary, as well as sculptural techniques. You will be asked to think creatively through clay.
Cost is $185 including all materials.
The following hand building techniques will be explored:
– Pinch Pots
– Dowel cylinder
There will be a brief discussion about tools and decorative textures. Each student should have 6 to 8 completed forms to the bisque stage.
Some projects to be covered in class:
– Bowl/vessel/vase/cup using pinch & coil combined
– platter/plate using slab with mold
– wavy vase using slab
– serving bowl using layered slabs
– triangle vase/ triangle cone incense burner/mug using seamed slabs
– wall vase/salt & pepper shakers using extruded or dowel cylinders
The last week will be for glazing the bisqued pieces.
We know practicing helps so each class includes lab time:
Starting with the second class, students can arrive 30 minutes early to warm up prior to the start of the class. Class fee covers all tools and clay during class and 30 minutes practice time before class.
Add a studio membership upgrade option for only $35. Studio membership upgrade allows students to access the studio during normal business hours for additional practice throughout the 6 week class.