Hand Building

Madame Butterfly by Debbie HoferStudents will be introduced to the hand building of pinch, coil and slab as well as basic design techniques to create functional and non-functional clay objects. Through the instruction of these techniques, students will begin to recognize the properties, possibilities and limitations of clay and acquire skills to perfect their work and create aesthetically pleasing forms with strong craftsmanship.

Students who have already acquired the basic techniques of hand building and design will be able to build upon their skills to create more advanced works.  

Weeks 1-4 are for creating, and weeks 5-6 are for glazing. Break week is for firing. Finalized pieces can be picked up the first week of the next session at your previous class time even if you are not registered for the next session. Notice will be sent out to all students once the firings are complete.

  • Age

    18+

  • Instructor

    Alexis Arrazcaeta, pottery teacher

    Miriam Zohar (Fall)

    Alexis Arrazcaeta (Summer)

  • Level

    All Levels

  • Location

    Pottery Studio

  • Required Materials
    • 5-gallon bucket with lid
    • set of pottery tools
    • apron (recommended)
    • either two plastic garbage bags or dry cleaner plastic or a box of saran wrap
    • small spray bottle
    • small bottles of hand lotion (highly recommended)
  • Materials Fee:

    $50 (due on the first day of class)

  • Tuition

    $120 member / $140 non-member

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Summer II (July 23 - Aug. 27)

6 WEEKS
SCHEDULE OPTIONS
>FRI., 10 AM – 12:30 PM

Fall I (September 10 - October 15)

6 WEEKS
SCHEDULE OPTIONS
>FRI., 10 AM – 12:30 PM

Fall II (October 29 - December 10)

6 WEEKS
SCHEDULE OPTIONS
>FRI., 10 AM – 12:30 PM

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