Learn the basics of handbuilding in this 6 week beginner class!
Classes begin Tuesday February 20th
All Students must fill out a waiver before utilizing the studio.
In this course, students will explore handbuilding basics through functional pottery. Students will have four projects incorporating pinch method, coil method, slab construction and soft slab draping. Students will have opportunities to apply surface decoration through stamps, underglaze application and sgrafitto. A glazing course will be provided on the last week and pieces will be fired and finished approximately two weeks after the last class day.
This course is built for true beginners and will give students the formational skills of handbuilding pottery!
We will cover:
- coil method
- pinch method
- soft slab draping
- slab construction
We will learn these basics through four projects:
- slab constructed box or lidded jar
- coil built vase
- pinch tea cups with handles
- soft slab bowls/planters
Students will be provided with:
-all necessary tools
We recommend bringing your own towels, rags, or aprons.
class instructed by Xanat Howe
The class will meet weekly for 6 consecutive weeks beginning on the date listed. The wheel class includes 2hrs of group instruction per week, unlimited studio work time per week up until last class session, and access to all equipment and materials needed. Twelve pounds of clay, all firing, and tools for class projects are provided in the class. Additional clay is available for purchase.
We look forward to having you in! If you have any questions visit our FAQ here.
All tools and clay are provided for class, but if you wish to have your own tool set you may purchase it here.