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Handbuilding Pottery

Mondays and Wednesdays, 6-8pm

Instructor:  Caitlyn Wright

Handbuilding pottery is an exciting alternative to using the potter’s wheel, and gives the artist a chance to experiment with form and texture without the confines of a steep learning curve.  We will be working with slabs of clay to make a set of four cups.  Using simple molds and slabs,  we will learn about and experiment with a variety of decorative surface techniques such as mishima, sgrafitto, slip trailing, and stamping.  Participants will look at a wide range of contemporary and historic pottery, then sketch out ideas and work with different construction techniques.  The result will be elegant and functional forms.  The class will cover basic bisque & glaze firing processes.  Each participant will take home their own set of four cups, glazed and fired to 2300 degrees in the wood kiln.

$185 including materials and firings | 6 sessions + Saturday open studio

min. 2, max. 6


Caitlyn Wright is a ceramic artist who's work explores the intersection between food and functional pots. She is interested in exploring our relationship with food and how the act of dining can be elevated when paired with thoughtful ceramic tableware. She is Craigardan's studio artist-in-residence and has been awarded this year's Teaching Fellowship.