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SPRING 2024: Basic Hand Building with Patrick Gibson, Wednesday, 1:00pm



Students will learn various techniques for working with solid forms, hollow forms, and flat slabs of clay for a variety of pots and sculptural details. Surface design techniques like stenciling, carving, stamping and glazing will be covered. Not only will you be designing from the first day, but you will develop a feel for clay and what can be done at different stages in the process. 


Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: Basic hand building techniques will be covered along with instruction on using a slab roller, extruder, and how to glaze your food safe pots.
Materials Included: The class fee includes a shelf for your clay, tools and projects.
Requirements: To protect our kilns, clay must be purchased from our shop. We have our own studio glazes for you to use, and we have a wide variety of commercials glazes available. We do not allow any other glazes or underglazes on pots we are to fire for you. Your are welcome to bring your own tools or buy new ones in our shop. Beginners may borrow some studio tools when available, all others are asked to have their own.
Instructor: Patrick Gibson
Instructor Bio: My focus is on creating ceramics to enhance our everyday rituals. I create work in stoneware, primarily thrown on the potter's wheel, seeking to strike a balance between durability and aesthetics. I favor clean lines with minimal surface design and use simple glaze combinations to enhance the forms. Handles and rims enhance functionality by being pleasing to hold and drink from yet they are durable enough to stand up to daily use.
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This class fee includes 8 class sessions, towels, and a shelf for your tools, supplies, and projects.

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