This class offers students a hands-on approach to creating pieces with different functions built in a variety of ways: coil, pinch, and hand building.
Fun and functional pottery is just that! This class offers students a hands-on approach to creating pieces with different functions built in a variety of ways: coil, pinch, and hand building. Techniques may be combined. Finished pieces will be either glazed using a variety of beautiful colors or by an acrylic patina finish. This class is not only for the novice but also for more experienced potters who want to refresh their skills. Materials fee: $10 for glazes.
Local Students may borrow a tools kit, which must be returned: $25 returnable check for borrowed tools (wooden tools, rubber rib and serrated rib).
Advanced notice required to borrow tool kit. See below for materials list.
Limit 10 students, ages 16 and up.
Materials Students will need:
· 25 lb of clay (purchase Baltimore Clayworks and Supplies or your local clay studio)
· 9x12 sketchbook
· a variety of underglazes (purchase from instructor or Baltimore Clayworks and Supplies, Amazon or Dick Blick. If purchasing on your own, get minimal amounts 2oz of Red, Blue, Yellow, Black and White)
· plastic grocery bags
· apron or smock
· newspaper or other something similar for table covering
· lace or dollies for imprinting into clay
· small rectangular dish for slump mold
· tissue paper
· tape, wooden slats
· canvas square
· rolling pin
· serrated rib (available for local students as part of the kit; otherwise, purchase online at Amazon, Baltimore Clay Works and Supplies, Dick Blick)
· hair dryer
· clay paddle or a wooden shim
· essential clay tools (several wooden angled tools, metal or plastic straight rib, loop tools, paring or fettling knife, wire tool to cut clay, small sponge for smoothing clay and a large sponge for cleanup). These can be bought at Amazon, Baltimore Clay Works and Supplies or Dick Blick OR local students may borrow the kit from the instructor as listed above. Borrowed tools must be returned to the instructor.
· any other clay tools for sculpting and hand building and a variety of brushes for painting/glazing