Ceramics: Handbuilding (Tuition-Free)
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!
This is an in-person class which will take place in our building with strict social distancing protocols and reduced student capacity. Please see our COVID-19 community safety policies.
What you will learn:
Basic techniques for hand-building: pinch, coil, soft slab, and hard slab construction; scoring; carving
Sculptural concepts including additive and reductive processes
Basic glaze and underglaze techniques
Form and function
Hard fettling knife
1/4-inch inexpensive brush for applying slip
1-inch soft brush for glaze
Soft rubber rib/scraper
Wooden knife tool
Plastic bags (the type used by dry cleaners)
Clay is available for purchase online or at Fleisher’s front desk. No outside clay is permitted.