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Throwing and Handbuilding with Clay - for Novices


Tuesdays, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

DATES: March 26, April 2, 9, 16, 30, 2019 (19 hours total includes 15 hours instruction/studio time, a 3 hour bonus drop-in session, plus a 1.5 hour finish and pickup session in early May.)

LOCATION: 1960 Hudson Bay Mtn. Rd., Smithers BC

COURSE DESCRIPTION: We will learn the fundamentals of throwing on the potter’s wheel as well as learn how to construct 3-dimensional works in clay, using a variety of hand-building techniques such as simple pinching and coil-building methods, and slab construction using rolled slabs. 

We will also explore a variety of simple surface treatments on damp clay, including relief carving and stamping, as well as glaze techniques on bisque-fired pieces using brushwork and resists.

Participants should be able to complete anywhere from four to eight pieces during the workshop.  When the final glaze firing is complete, participants will be notified of the pick-up date and time. 

WORKSHOP FEES: $190. plus 5% GST, includes a $50. material and firing fee - all clay, glazes and firings included.

SESSION 1: Throwing and Building, Tuesday March 26, 6-9 PM

SESSION 2: Throwing and Building, Tuesday April 2, 6-9 PM

SESSION 3: Throwing and Building, Tuesday April 9, 6-9 PM

SESSION 4: Throwing and Building, Tuesday April 16, 6-9 PM

SESSION 5: Glazing, Tuesday April 30, 6-9 PM

SESSION 6: Finishing & Pick-up Session, 6-7:30 PM, date for pick up (second week of May, to be determined)

BONUS SESSION 7: 3 hour self-directed non-instructional drop-in session during April, date to be determined by group