July 12th, 19th, 26th, August 2nd, 9th
1:00 PM- 3:30 PM
A 5 week session that allows the artists to design, form, and complete a hand-building project using slab, coil, or pinch construction. Surface and glazing techniques will be explored and designed to complement their project. Clay handbuilding techniques allow for true freedom of form. Captivating asymmetry and unique sculptural aesthetic can be achieved using techniques like slab rolling, pinching, and coil building. We will learn and practice the skills needed to create functional and sculptural vessels, finishing with carved patterns, attached elements, underglazes, and glazes to decorate our handbuilt pieces. Students will walk away with unique ceramic art. All work will be fired and ready for pick up in the Kimball Art Center lobby 7-14 days after your class. We do not ship class work. If artwork is not picked up after 60 days it will be recycled. *Since artwork may look different after firing, make your pottery or sculpture recognizable by carving a signature into your piece.