Hand Building-Clay & Coil Pottery Techniques with Oksana Klapischak

Hand Building-Clay & Coil Pottery Techniques with Oksana Klapischak

Class details

Saturday Mornings 9:30 am - 12:30 pm - 8 week course - Starting June 19th

  • Starts

    Sat, 19 Jun 2021

  • Cost

    $325.00

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Hand Building-Clay & Coil Pottery Techniques

Pinch Pottery, Coil Building, and Slab Building

All Levels Welcome!

Handbuilding is an ancient pottery-making technique that involves creating forms without a pottery wheel, using the hands, fingers, and simple tools. The most common handbuilding techniques are pinch pottery, coil building, and slab building.

  • Coiling is a method of creating pottery. It has been used to shape clay into vessels for many thousands of years. It is found across the cultures of the world, including Africa, Greece, China, and Native American cultures of New Mexico.
  • The ancient art of making pinch pots is one of the most fundamental pottery making techniques for creating functional and sculptural forms. By methodically turning and pinching a ball of clay in the hand, the simple round shape may be used as a base piece to construct a more complex vessel or enjoyed as a singular natural form. 
  • The slab technique starts with smooth slabs of clay that are then formed around molds or shaped by hand.

This is a great introduction to working with clay as many find this process very relaxing and contemplative yet challenging for beginners and masters as the outcomes are limitless.

Saturday mornings: (9:30 am - 12:30pm) - Oksana Klapischak - 8-week course.

What’s included in this class:

  • 1-$15 Clay Coupon.
  • Glazes and slips used for class pieces
  • 24x24x12 personal shelf with an additional clay shelf.
  • Break room locker with lock for personal belongings.
  • 1-15% coupon in the retail store for any additional New Mexico Clay for class.
  • An additional 3 hour glazing class; Tips & Tricks, working with slips, oxides and glazes for Cone 6 
  • Community clay tools will be available for use during classroom hours.
  • Students enrolled in classes will be allowed open studio/limited access (3-days a week) during the 8-week sessions.
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