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!

The studio fee is for the use of studio materials, glazing, and firing. You are required to purchase clay during registration or at Fleisher’s front desk.

Participants must have a valid Fleisher membership.

Special Notes

This is an in-person class which will take place onsite at Fleisher. Please review our COVID-19 community safety policies for current guidelines.

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

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 online or at Fleisher’s front desk. No outside clay is permitted.