NO THROW: CLAY HANDBUILDING
INSTRUCTOR: KRIS SAXTON
Before the potters wheel was invented, ancient artisans hand-built both functional and decorative pottery utilizing three main techniques in clay: pinch pots, coil building, and slab construction. This class will be a project based class where each week we will explore in depth these three ways to make pottery without using the pottery wheel. In addition to the construction techniques, you will also learn how to wedge, fire and glaze your work.
This class is open to all skill levels, for beginning students four, weeks will give you a good taste of the hand building techniques. To explore deeper into each construction technique and work on more advanced projects we suggest enrolling in any two consecutive monthly sessions. For those with more clay experience, you are welcome to pursue your own in depth projects.
Make sure to pick up the Pottery Toolkit from Meininger’s before your first class session. Clay, as well as the first $10 in firing fees, is included with a $20 fee payable to the instructor on the first day of class. Any pottery fired that is above the discounted class fee is charged at $0.10 (ten cents) per ounce.