This class focuses on refining techniques and building technical proficiency while fostering a greater understanding of how to properly handle your work at each stage of making with the goal of helping students gain greater confidence and independence within a studio environment. Common 'open studio problems' like cracked handles, too-dry or too-wet work, care and handling of larger pieces, and glazing issues will be addressed and discussed.Each student will be responsible for storing, wrapping, drying, and handling of their own work.
To register for this class, throwers must have taken at least one intermediate wheel course or equivalent. Handbuilders should contact the studio to discuss their experience and choice of project prior to registering.
We ask that students come to class with a project in mind that they would like to work on for the duration of the session, such as working on a set (plates, mugs, bowls), throwing or handbuilding larger work, developing surface decoration, etc.
This course includes a 10kg bag of clay and 6 hours of open studio time. Use of the studio glazes is included. Students are expected to bring their own tools for use in both class and open studio. If you require more than 10kg of clay, extra clay will be available for purchase. All students must read our 'Open Studio Handbook' before working on the their own in the studio.
Your teacher will provide both group demos and one-on-one advice for individual student projects.
This class is open to all adults and teenagers ages 15+.
Please note that the 6 hours of open studio time included with this class expires one week after the end of the session.