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4 week/twice a week, Beginning Hand Building with Jill Averitt

Hand Building is the basis for all ceramics, from functional pottery to sculpture. Some of the most sophisticated work in ceramics today is hand built. If you are new to clay, this is a great way to start. If you are a wheel-thrower, consider a hand building class to free you up in ways that will surprise you. Students will use slabs to make pots like cups, pitchers and trays. Surface design techniques including stamping and glazing will be covered

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details:
Materials Included: Clay must be purchased form our shop, but you are welcome to bring your own tools or buy them in our shop
Requirements: You can bring your own tools or buy what you need in our shop. There are a variety of tool types so it is best to come early and pick out what you need. A basic set would include a fettling knife, clay sponge, scoring tool, clay cutter, and a rib. An xacto knife is helpful, as is a pony roller. We can usually lend a few tools but availability is not guaranteed.
Instructor: Jill Averitt
Instructor Bio: Jill graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design. She got her start in working with clay at City Clay in 2016. She enjoys performing Japanese tea ceremonies, painting, gardening and creating sculptures. She is an associate member of the McGuffey Arts Center and has the Rockfish Pottery Studio with 6 members in Nelson County.
The class fee includes open studio time during business and class hours. Some restrictions apply. The fee does not include the price of clay, or tools. New students may borrow tools from the studio.

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.