Ceramics: Handbuilding (six-session workshop)

Come learn the basic techniques of hand-building and sculptural design in ceramics. Each session will include time for instruction, and for practicing new techniques. Concepts and theories of 3D and 2D design will be covered along with ideas of form and function. Let your hands learn to do whatever your mind can dream up!

Special Notes
This is an in-person class that will take place in our Ceramics Studio with strict social distancing protocols and a maximum of six students in the space. Students will be required to wear masks for the entire duration of the class. Please see our COVID-19 community safety policies.

Tuition Assistance is Available
To make our classes and workshops accessible to everyone, Fleisher offers tuition assistance every term so that everyone can join our creative community. We have recently streamlined the application process, making it even quicker and easier. Tuition assistance applications can be completed once registration is open by clicking here. The deadline to apply is Friday, May 28.

What you will learn:

  • Learn about clay and tools

  • Basic handbuilding techniques: pinch, coil, and slab Building

  • Form and function

  • Glaze application and surface decoration techniques.

Required supplies:

  • Hard fettling knife

  • 1/4-inch inexpensive brush for applying slip

  • 1-inch soft brush for glaze

  • Clean-up sponge

  • Needle tool

  • Soft rubber rib/scraper

  • Wooden knife tool

  • Metal fork

  • Plastic bags (the type used by dry cleaners)

  • Clay is available for purchase at Fleisher