Handmade at Home
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Handmade at Home: Creating everyday functional objects
October 7- November 11
In this class we will explore hand building with clay from home using pinching, coil building, and clay slabs. We will be focusing on creating everyday objects out of clay such as bowls, cups, plates, vases, and planters. Each class includes on-line demonstrations and will address issues of design, construction, and function. We will also cover some basic surface decoration techniques.
This class is appropriate for beginners and more advanced students alike!
With your registration, you will receive access to a live demonstration for that week's lesson starting at 6:30 sharp, after which class will stay live until 7:30. In case you miss a class or would like to review, these classes will be recorded and available for 30 days after the end of the course. You will also receive an occasional recorded instructional video with further information about projects.
There will be a private Facebook page for class where you can share work, ask questions, and receive feedback.
Students will be given 3,000 cubic inches of firing space. Anything above that will be charged 3 cents per cubic inch. (Don't worry, 3,000 cubic inches should be plenty of space.)
If you are local you will need to come to the studio to pick up your materials. You will be provided with a board to work on, plastic to keep projects damp, and clay. You will be scheduled to come into the studio at the end of the session to glaze your work. You may purchase your own tool kit or borrow one from the studio, there is a $25 deposit to borrow a kit.
Non-local students may still take the online portion of the class, you will need to source your own materials, tools, and firing.
Students should be at least 14 years of age and able to self-direct in a learning environment. Parents are welcome to use their materials to teach the classes to their children. Additional materials may be purchased for this use.
Tool Kit List
- Flexible R5 red rib
- Serrated metal rib
- Wooden sculpting tool
- Needle tool
- Fettling knife
- Wire cutter
- X-acto knife (that will be used for clay only)
- ¼ inch dowel or slats for rolling clay slabs
- 18” x 18” Canvas fabric
- You will need to provide your own rolling pin, a basic paintbrush, and a small covered container for magic water, a magical clay adhesive!
- Handmade at Home$280$2800$0
- Handmade at Home class only$100$1000$0
- Optional Took Kit$25$250$0