Handbuilding for Beginners (five-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!
This is an in-person class which will take place onsite at Fleisher. Please review our COVID-19 community safety policies for current guidelines.
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. Tuition assistance applications can be completed once registration is open by clicking here. The deadline to apply for spring term assistance is Friday, March 10; Notifications will be sent by Monday, March 13.
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
Your first bag of clay is included in your registration – no outside clay is permitted. Additional clay can be purchased at the front desk.