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SUMMER 2024: Basic Hand Building with Hairuo Yi, Wednesdays 9:30am

Hand Building is the best way to start learning about clay. 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 drying process. Ancient and modern techniques and tools will be used to create a variety of pots that are both useful and decorative. Exciting textures and even sculptural forms will be explored for decorating you work. You will also learn how to glaze pots with our food-safe glazes. 

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: Basic hand building skills will be taught using slabs, pinching and coiling as needed. Students will learn how to glaze their pots so they can be used for food and drinks.
Materials Included: The class fee includes aprons, towels, and a shelf for your clay and supplies.
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: Hairuo Yi
Instructor Bio: Hairuo started learning ceramics in a functional approach, from Tom Clarkson at PVCC and later became more interested in exploring sculptural designs. She is known for her delicate sculptural forms.
The class fee includes 8 class session, towels, a shelf for supplies and projects, and open studio time.

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