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Coil it Up and Throw it down!- a handbuilding and throwing class with Damian Grava

$385.00

Instructor: Damian Grava
Tuesdays, 3-6pm, 10 weeks
1/11-3/15
This is a high-fire class

Registration Begins on November 1

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 including wheelthrown pots.  You can choose to integrate the methods or choose to work with one technique.  We’ll round out the class with a thorough introduction to surface treatments, finishes and glazes.

 

 

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 including wheelthrown pots.  You can choose to integrate the methods or choose to work with one technique.  We’ll round out the class with a thorough introduction to surface treatments, finishes and glazes.