Introduction to Clay – Hand Building is a bi-weekly program where students learn basic elements of clay hand building methods. Although each session is designed to work independently, it is recommended for students to take various workshops to perfect the medium and become comfortable with the materials.
One hand-built object will be made during class. Underglaze (color) will be added during class by the student, work will be cleaned up and bisque fired after work has dried, clear glaze will be applied by the instructor after first firing, and a second firing to finish the piece will be run immediately after. A 1.5 to 2 weeks turnaround on work to be finished and taken home.
Note: At least one Hand Building workshop is a pre-requisite for Wheel Throwing.