Handbuilding with Clay - 5 Week Handbuilding Course

5 Week Pottery Class open to all levels. Explore the world of handbuilding together to create unique functional or sculptural work you can be proud of.

This five week pottery class teaches you a variety of handbuilding techniques. Handbuilding has no limitations on the forms you can create! Our class will teach coiling, slab building, sgraffito, glazing and other forms of surface decoration. This class is open to all skill levels. Can't make the glaze night? No problem! Just join us at another class to glaze your pieces!

Play with clay and get your hands muddy. Whether you're new to clay or not, our mud-loving classes will leave you brimming with the possibilities of clay!

Schedule

Week 1: Coiling. Coils are an excellent way to create an organic feeling pot or vase. Height and width are easily achievable and your hands get to feel and get used to the clay. 

Week 2: Slab Building. Build with rolled out clay to create unique pieces using templates and molds. Slab building is limitless to what you can create.

Week 3: Sgraffito. A scratching technique used to reveal contrasting layers of coloured clay.  In this class we will work from some pre-built pieces and transfer and reveal images through this technique. Some images will be provided, but you are encouraged and welcome to bring your own.

Week 4: Slab Building #2. Add on to some of your existing pieces or continue to create unique forms. Build with rolled out clay to create unique pieces using templates and molds. Slab building is limitless to what you can create.

 

Week 5: Glaze! One of the best parts! Choose from our selection of in-house glazes and commercial glazes, with lots of colours to choose from. Have fun experimenting with glaze combos and decorating!



Includes everything: clay, glazes, and firings. All you have to bring is your creativity!

START DATES

Wednesday January 27th     6:30pm - 9:00pm

$250.00 Per Person

Includes Clay & Loaned Tools.

Bring items for texture! Everyone will be given 2-3 texture tools, but you can use anything from leaves and branches to old lace to create beautiful texture!

Our classes fill up fast so you can pay in full online or in person to hold your spot! Any questions give us a call 613-541-1156, or drop in our studio.
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