This class will experience clay hand building through the method of slab construction and slab manipulation, pinching and coiling to create decorative and also functional pieces. Projects will include cylinder vessels, slab boxes and pockets, tumblers, cups, mugs and plates. This class will also explore using underglazes and sgraffito techniques for surface decoration as well as texture techniques and slip trailing that will make your utilitarian pieces come to life with design.
While participants will not be able to complete a project in 1 class, they are encouraged to take another class and/or glazing class to complete their project. Firings occur when there is enough work to fill the kiln.
Participants must be 15 or older to participate. The cost of the class includes clay, use of tools, and other studio equipment.
Instructor: Melissa Michel