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Coil it Up!- a handbuilding class with Damian Grava

$350.00

Instructor: Damian Grava
Tuesdays, 7-9pm
10 weeks, 3/30-6/1
(This is a high fire class.)

Class is Full

Description

One of the oldest techniques of making pots is using coils of clay to build exciting and beautiful forms.  Many cultures around the world have made coil pots for millennia, so we have great historical examples.  We also have many masterful contemporary artists choosing this method, so it is, by no means, a dead art.  You will be astounded as we learn the basic skills how useful this technique is for many kinds of ceramics.  This is a perfect class for a home clay practice, and we’ll round out the experience with a thorough introduction to surface treatments, finishes and glazes.    Coil it up!  An initial bag of clay will be provided at pick up, as well as some slips.   

 

Description

One of the oldest techniques of making pots is using coils of clay to build exciting and beautiful forms.  Many cultures around the world have made coil pots for millennia, so we have great historical examples.  We also have many masterful contemporary artists choosing this method, so it is, by no means, a dead art.  You will be astounded as we learn the basic skills how useful this technique is for many kinds of ceramics.  This is a perfect class for a home clay practice, and we’ll round out the experience with a thorough introduction to surface treatments, finishes and glazes.    Coil it up!  An initial bag of clay will be provided at pick up, as well as some slips.