Tue, Mar 03 | Vallejo Clay Workshop

Pinch, Coil, and Slab: Handbuild Your Tableware

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Pinch, Coil, and Slab: Handbuild Your Tableware

Time & Location

Mar 03, 2020, 6:00 PM – Apr 07, 2020, 9:00 PM
Vallejo Clay Workshop, 700 Marin St, Vallejo, CA 94590, USA

About the Class

Instructor: Turiya Gross

Cost: $280

Pinch, Coil, and Slab: Handbuild Your Tableware is a 6 week course designed to give participants a chance to explore handbuilding techniques through pinching, coiling, and working with slabs. Students will learn about clay properties and character through a set of guided tableware projects making a bowl, cup, and pitcher. Each class will begin with a  step-by-step demonstration that the students will be able to practice during class time. 

Every student will be allocated a certain amount of free firing space in the kiln for the course. Extra firing space may be made available for an additional fee.

A 25 pound bag of clay will be given to each student. Extra bags of clay will be made available for purchase. Students may only use clay that is obtained or purchased at the studio. Basic tools will also be provided, and feel free to bring your favorites.

Class is open to people 16 years and up.

About the instructor:

Turiya Gross was educated and trained under the apprenticeship of Annie Schliffer at the Rochester Folk Art Guild in NY from 2002-2004 with a three year stint in Fashion school in NYC at Parsons The New School of Design and returned to The Rochester Folk Art Guild from 2010-2017 where she worked under the Guild’s community studio where she became fluid with wheel work and learned how to fire gas and wood kilns. 

Her work is identified by the blue and white brushwork decoration that comes from a long line of Folk Art decoration made at the Guild, passed on to her by a Turkish man who taught her different Traditional folk patterns. 

Most recently, she attended Sonoma Community Center in CA where she taught workshops and was the short term artist resident for fall of 2018 making, over 100 pots for the center’s yearly fundraiser. In 2018, she also assisted a three week residency in Oaxaca, Mexico doing a personal investigation on different clay communities.  

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