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Alternate Constructions: Handbuilding and its Variations

Mondays and Wednesdays, 6-8pm

Instructors:  Michele Drozd & Mikey Intrabartola  

Handbuilding pottery is an exciting alternative to using the potter’s wheel, and it gives the artist a new opportunity to experiment with form and texture.  We will be working with slabs, coils, and molded clay to make functional pots.  We'll learn how to create a variety of our own molds from plaster including drape and press molds.  We will also learn about and experiment with a variety of decorative surface techniques such as sprigs, slip trailing, and stamping.  Participants will look at a range of contemporary and historic pottery, then sketch out ideas and work with different construction techniques.  The result will be modern, functional forms.  The class will cover basic bisque & glaze firing processes.  Each participant will take home their wares, glazed and fired to 2300 degrees in the wood kiln.

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

min. 2, max. 6


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